Liftoff PGH

A Regional Journey
Liftoff PGH helped propel Pittsburgh deeper into healthcare innovation. Liftoff PGH launched Pittsburgh's first healthcare innovation conference in December 2020, including two weeks of on-demand content, culminating in a live two-day broadcast featuring exhilarating speaker presentations, panel discussions, and workshops.

Beginning in 2017, Liftoff PGH was just a conversation. No one foresaw the crisis we would face in 2020, nor how reality would collide with our vision. And yet, Liftoff PGH was designed for that very moment. In a time for collective ingenuity, Liftoff PGH sought to encourage Pittsburgh to step forward with unusual partnerships and unfettered creativity.

At the wrap-up of Liftoff PGH, JHF issued a Regional Agenda for Leadership in Health Technology. JHF continues this work throughout a number of initiatives and continues to build on the momentum started with Liftoff PGH. 

What was the 2020 conference?
Throughout December 2020, over 700 participants were transported to the Liftoff PGH virtual conference center with access to more than 50 engaging webinars, workshops, and networking sessions, which all built to a two-day live broadcast with dozens of innovation experts. In total over 70 local and national speakers challenged our thinking to imagine how Pittsburgh could seize opportunities to become a leader in healthcare innovation.