Ian RuderLast June I used this space to recap all the changes and additions to NEW MOBILITY in my first year as editor. In retrospect, I wish I had waited until this issue because the pace of change has only accelerated since then and is about to speed up even more in the new year.

I guess that’s why they say hindsight is 20/20.

Bad humor aside, 2020 is shaping up to look like a great year for NEW MOBILITY. We have an exciting slate of stories lined up and we’ve enlisted some new voices that I think you are really going to enjoy. A couple of those new voices — Todd Stabelfeldt and Josh Basile — make their debut later in this issue.

Also look for expanded monthly coverage of United Spinal Association and a new quarterly feature focusing on sharing insights from community leaders and visionaries. We’re calling it “Big Ideas” as an homage to September 2019’s Big Ideas Issue.

If I had to pick a highlight from 2019, that issue would be my choice. It was a ton of work, but it pushed our editorial team to think outside the box in terms of content and design, and I genuinely believe the final product will stand the test of time as an invaluable resource for our community. It also educated us about some hot-button issues we now plan to cover more in the future.

“Big Ideas” will build on the excitement and momentum the issue generated by featuring a Q&A with a different thought leader or innovator every quart