February Events Digest
Get ready—healthcare is in the air! February is filled with top-notch industry events and we’ve got the rundown to make sure you don’t miss any of the excitement in the coming weeks.
2/10, 2014 Crunchies Awards, San Francisco
The 7th annual gathering of nerds and tech enthusiasts, this ceremony is where the collective tech blog community—TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and Gigaom—give out awards to the best startups, founders, investors, and thought leaders in the industry.
2/10-12, ePharma Summit, New York
A major gathering for Pharmaceutical industry leaders, ePharma Summit focuses on the role of digital strategy in creating cutting-edge marketing campaigns.
2/13-14, Women 2.0, San Francisco
Complete with in-depth panels, practical case studies, and intimate networking opportunities, this ladies-only conference is all about connecting female founders, investors, and entrepreneurs to the information and network they need to succeed in the outsized tech space. Halle Tecco will be speaking on the panel “Big Tech: Innovation vs. Regulation in HealthTech.”
2/20-24, Next Med/Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, Manhattan Beach
Calling all futurists: This is the meet-up for healthcare enthusiasts across sectors—scientists, engineers, industry, military, and more—to share ideas and strategize future directions in patient care and medical education.
2/20-21, Wharton Healthcare Business Conference, Philadelphia
This blue-ribbon business forum for industry professionals and academics, themed ‘Reimagining Healthcare: Driving Change in a Patient-Centered World’, will dive into how healthcare leaders can make patient-centered care a reality.
2/23-27, HIMSS, Orlando
This is one of the top-notch events in healthcare this year. The annual conference is the industry’s largest health IT educational program and exhibition center, and XX in Health will be hosting a special HIMSS kickoff mixer on the 23rd (gents welcome too!). An added bonus? This year’s keynote speaker is former Secretary of State and First Lady, Hilary Clinton.
2/24-26, LAUNCH Festival, San Francisco
A must-attend startup conference for early stage companies, investors, and really anyone interested in the startup community. The event is one of the best places to launch a startup, raise money, and learn about the tech space.
2/25-28, GSMA Mobile World Congress, Barcelona
The world’s premier mobile industry event, GSMA focuses on how mobile technology is transforming communication and expanding how people interact. This year’s key notes will be Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerburg and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty.
2/28, MIT Sloan Bioinnovations Conference, Boston
This thought-leadership forum brings industry, academic, and policy leaders together to discuss current issues and future innovations in healthcare spheres ranging from emerging markets to new drug technologies.