Innovation is at the forefront of all the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) care. As the
largest integrated health care system in the world, VA not only cares for our nation’s
Veterans, but is in a unique position to advance, change, and disrupt the way America
delivers health care. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Ecosystem is the
leader in this effort, and the VHA Innovation Experience (iEx) is how we celebrate this
Each year, over the course of multiple days, VHA employees, industry leaders, academic partners, the public, and Veterans come together to share the innovative, life changing work being done daily throughout VHA. Frontline employees from across VA, who work directly with Veterans daily, present their incredible practices and solutions in a variety of ways including demonstrations, talks, and posters. The event includes of four parts: VHA Innovation Demo Day, a networking and poster session, VHA iEx Talks, and VHA Shark Tank. By bringing these fantastic programs together into one engaging and exciting event, VHA Innovation Ecosystem hopes to highlight how VA’s care for Veterans is constantly evolving and improving.
The second annual VHA Innovation Experience occurs Oct. 22-23, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and will combine popular elements from last year with a full slate of new and cutting edge experience at this year’s event. VHA Innovation Experience is open to all who want to attend in person and will be live-streamed over the entirety of the two-day event. Stay tuned for more information on the full scope of VHA Innovation Experience activities. Registration for the event will be available in the coming months along with more information on presenters, performances, and keynotes.