SXSW Interactive Adds Health And MedTech Expo
Just when you thought SXSW couldn't possibly get any bigger. Expanding upon the success of past programming on this topic, SXSW Interactive is adding the SX Health and MedTech Expo to the slate of activities for March 2015 in Austin. The brand new JW Marriott Hotel will serve as home for this first-year exhibit space.
Of the new addition, SXSW Interactive Festival Director Hugh Forrest said, "The health and med-tech industry is attracting a ton of attention from startups as well as established tech companies -- so I think it is a great fit for what we do. Moreover, Austin is at the epicenter of a lot of this attention, particularly with the addition of the University of Texas Dell Medical School and the many biotech entrepreneurs now setting up shop in Central Texas. For these and various other reasons, we think that spring 2015 is the right time for SXSW Interactive to focus even more resources on this rapidly-changing vertical."
Scheduled for Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, the SX Health and MedTech Expo will incorporate the same ideals of SXSW Interactive, promoting creativity, innovation and collaboration, and will feature over 60 exhibiting companies from around the world that are pushing the limits of healthcare technology.
In addition to exhibiting companies, the SX Health and MedTech Expo will feature presentations from thought leaders in the healthcare industry. Other rooms at the JW Marriott will also host more than 40 panels and presentations covering Health and MedTech.