HCSM this March in Austin, Texas

I’m very excited to be heading down to Austin this March for two big conferences, South by Social Health and South by South West

The first event is SXSH South by Social Health and will be held on Thursday March 11, 2010. Here’s a description from the official site:

SXSH is a day-long international social health un-conference encompassing all aspects of healthcare. The event will have structured, previously announced presentations in the style of a TED conference, as well as an “un-conference” portion — similar to PodCamp or HealthCamp — where topics are decided by the participants.

The event is a SXSW pre-conference and is being run by Dana Lewis and Shwen Gwee.

Scheduled speakers include Fabio Gratton, Dr. Val Jones, Greg Matthews and Marc Monseau

The second event is SXSW – South by South West and starts the next day on March 12, 2010. It’s one of the premier interactive conferences in the world, and one that I’ve always wanted to attend. Here’s a brief description of the SXSW site:

SXSW Interactive features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.

This year I will be co-hosting the only health care related session at SXSW. Called ER 2.0, it will continue the conversation started at SXSH and bring it to the wider SXSW audience. Scheduled for Sunday, March 14 at 11am, it’s a “Core Conversation” which means no presentations, no PowerPoint – just a great dialog between participants.

In addition to my co-host, Aimee Roundtree, (Bio) we have two special guests joining the conversation:

More session details can be found on The SXSW event page and the ER 2.o Blog

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4 Responses to HCSM this March in Austin, Texas

  1. taulpaul says:

    My wife pointed me to your blog. She has started a grass roots CHD awareness group http://www.1in100.org. I will be at SXSWi as well, and would love to grab a coffee or drink with you while I’m there.

    Best,
    -Paul Saarinen
    twitter: taulpaul

  2. Thanks for mentioning this Ed. While going through overwhelming process of selecting my schedule for SXSW I completely overlooked your panel. That would have been tragic! I’ve got it now though, see you there (finally)!

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