IdeaFestival 2012 Announces Partnerships with Humana, Humana Vitality® and Delta Dental®

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IdeaFestival is pleased to announce that Humana, Humana Vitality® and Delta Dental® have confirmed new partnerships for the 2012 event

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“We are excited to have Humana, Humana Vitality® and Delta Dental® as prominent partners this year,” said Kris Kimel, Founder of IdeaFestival.

IdeaFestival is pleased to announce it has secured Humana Inc. as a Title Partner, Humana Vitality® as a Presenting Partner, and Delta Dental® as a Lead Partner for the upcoming September 2012 event.

“We are excited to have Humana, Humana Vitality® and Delta Dental® as prominent partners this year,” said Kris Kimel, Founder of IdeaFestival. “As strategic partners of IdeaFestival, they are further demonstrating their deep commitment to innovation and big ideas.”

Founded in 2000, IdeaFestival is a celebration for the intellectually curious. Being held Sept 19-22 in Louisville, Kentucky, it brings together the world’s leading thinkers, doers and innovators for four days of discussion and debate about what is impacting and shaping the future of the arts, business, technology , design, science, philosophy and education. This year over 500 passionate minds and voices from a variety of disciplines will gather to examine the convergence and exploration of how ideas and innovation shape our future.

“At Humana, we are committed to help people achieve lifelong well-being,” said Shankar Ram, Vice President for Consumer Innovation at Humana. “Given the significant health challenges we face as a nation, it will take a truly innovative and creative approach to address them. The 2012 IdeaFestival is the ideal forum for Humana to showcase how we are helping our members take positive steps towards lifelong well-being via unique programs that are fun, competitive and rewarding. Humana is honored to be a sponsor of the 2012 IdeaFestival. We are looking forward to engaging with other participants on how innovation can make a difference in creating a healthier nation.”

“Humana Vitality® is proud to sponsor the 2012 IdeaFestival because of the natural fit between our groundbreaking wellness and incentives program and the spirit of innovation the IdeaFestival celebrates,” said Joe Woods, Chief Executive Office of HumanaVitality. “Humana Vitality uses scientific health data to drive a dynamic program that gamifies wellbeing for each of our members. We believe that if we can make fun things healthy and healthy things fun, we will be able to reverse many of the negative health trends that we see in our society. We are really looking forward to sponsoring this year’s event, and we hope to connect with other individuals who are passionate about innovative solutions to address our country’s wellbeing woes.”

“Delta Dental® is excited to sponsor IdeaFestival, as innovation is one of Delta Dental’s core values,” said Dr. Cliff Maesaka, President and CEO Delta Dental of Kentucky. “We encourage a culture of creativity and innovation to exceed customer expectations and keep our competitive edge in a fast-changing market. IdeaFestival’s mission of bringing thought leaders together to create “innovation that matters” aligns perfectly with our company’s forward-thinking purpose.”

About IdeaFestival
Founded in 2000, IdeaFestival is a celebration for creative thinkers and the intellectually curious. It’s an eclectic network of global thinkers and one-of-a-kind innovators bound together by an intense curiosity about what is impacting and shaping the future of the arts, business, technology, design, science, philosophy and education.

The conference is held every fall in Louisville, Kentucky at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful and historic venue that houses artworks by such 20th century masters as Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet, Louise Nevelson, John Chamberlain and Alexander Calder. The setting, thought-provoking sessions and informal tone make IdeaFestival a truly unique experience. Those who attend leave the event with interesting new ideas, a better sense of connectedness, an expanded network of relationships and lasting inspiration to help create change in the world.

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About Humana
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health-care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at, including copies of:

  •     Annual reports to stockholders
  •     Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  •     Most recent investor conference presentations
  •     Quarterly earnings news releases
  •     Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls
  •     Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times,

        as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors)

  •     Corporate Governance information

About Delta Dental Plans Association
The not-for-profit Delta Dental Plans Association (, based in Oak Brook, IL, is the leading national network of independent dental service corporations. It provides dental benefits programs to more than 56 million Americans in more than 95,000 employee groups throughout the country.

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