Arc’s mission is to accelerate the fusion of health, IT, and biomedicine – three crucial elements of healthcare, and of life, that are now struggling to break out of silos and launch a new paradigm in health care, and in how we live. We are not out to create yet another organization and meeting, but to establish a gathering place for people, associations, conferences, movements, and others to converge and connect around the fusion idea.
Arc is a based on a predecessor meeting and effort called BioAgenda – which focused on critical issues in the life sciences. BioAgenda operated between 2003 and 2007, and featured an annual 3-day meetings in Palm Springs, California that gathered 300 top leaders in science, commerce, policy, patient advocacy, law, the media and the arts. Arc is expanding the BioAgenda mission to include health and IT as well as bioscience.