Bringing people together that share common interests expands collaborating partnerships, which contributes to innovation.  When individuals come together and share ideas, often each one has a small part of the bigger solution when put together.  By collaborating ideas, new solutions can be formulated to create something fresh and creative.  Collaboration connects like-minded people with the same base of ideas together, which helps propel those ideas forward because more people collectively believe in that idea.  Collaboration also helps the implementation of these great ideas.  This conference is designed to accomplish this level of collaboration in a global way.