Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems. This annual meeting focuses on 14 major scientific challenges that, if solved, could lead to key advances in preventing, treating, and curing diseases in the developing world.
Grand Challenges was launched in 2003, and we have been honored to support the efforts of the founding organization since 2005. Locations include: Berlin, Washington DC, London, Beijing, Seattle, Rio de Janeiro, Delhi, Arusha, Ottawa, and Cape Town.
- Annual meeting in varying locations worldwide, partnering with major stakeholders in global health
- Approximately 1,400 attendees, featuring top government officials, high-level business leaders, scientific innovators, NGOs, and some of the world’s leading visionaries
- Meeting environment that supports collaboration and encourages meaningful outcomes
- Up to 14 scientific track sessions in addition to comprehensive scientific poster sessions and competitions
- Numerous side meetings as a platform for breakout sessions, working groups, and intergovernmental dialogues
- Offsite evening events in local museums, galleries, and places of cultural and historical significance to inspire and enhance collaboration
- Joint sessions with key global partner organizations, including WHO, USAID and others