SXSW 2014: The Top Events for Health Geeks

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We’re headed to Austin, and it’s going to get weird! This is Rock Health’s fifth consecutive year at the behemoth tech conference, and we’re amazed at the growth of the healthcare presence.  We take the four-day conference seriously, and want to share with you our top picks for this year’s event.

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Make It Rain: The New Healthcare Funding Landscape

Friday, March 7th, 2014
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon G
I’m on this panel, so you betterbethere!

Body Computing: The Future of Networked Humans

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon H
If you’re an early bird, you won’t want to miss USC’s Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine  Leslie Saxon’s session. She heads up the Center for Body Computing, an interdisciplinary brain trust that believes technology is the solution to healthcare problems.

My Sensors. My Data?

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-4
This should be a good one.  John Wilbanks and Rachel Kalmar will discuss barriers and enablers to creating an open data ecosystem that lays the foundation for one integrated network of connected devices.

 What Happens When Health and Tech Meet Up?

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon G
Find out on Sunday at 9:30 AM.  Work up an appetite and then head on over to our SXSWearables brunch!

Wearables and Beyond with Shaq

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5
On Sunday, Rick Valencia of Qualcomm will be interviewing Shaq (yes, SHAQ) about his vision for dominating this brave new world of wearables.

Exploring Personal Genomics Workshop

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
AT&T Conference Center, Conference Room 301
Nerd out with this interactive guide to understanding the many exciting applications of personal genomic information.

Keynote with Chelsea Clinton

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5
Learn about the Clinton Health Access Initiative, with Chelsea Clinton during her keynote on Tuesday.

No badge? No problem.

Hackathon for Social Good

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 5: 30 p.m.
Adaptive Path 
Getting in early? is hosting an all day collaborative workshop on Thursday for programmers, designers and strategists to  build programs and applications.

Deloitte party

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hangar Lounge 
Deloitte is hosting a night of drinks, bands and more on Saturday.

SXSWearables Brunch

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Swift’s Attic
We’re excited to host the official SXSWearables, a brunch and showcase of the  best wearable health devices of 2014. Register and get there early, the first 100 guests in the door will get a Misfit Shine!