For 22 years, the SXSW Interactive Festival has brought together more than 30,000 digital creatives from across the United States and around the world. They gather in Austin, Texas for five very full days (and nights) of panels, presentations, brainstorming, networking, deal-making, socializing, creating, innovating, and fun.
A healthcare track, added for the first time in 2011, is now a key feature of SXSW for people in the healthcare industry.
Couldn't attend SXSW 2015 and want to hear highlights from key organizers and participants? Attended and want to revisit that adventure? Got questions? Bring 'em!
Plan to join us on Wednesday, April 29 (1-2 p.m. ET) for a conversation with Hugh Forrest, director of the South by Southwest Interactive Festival plus our own digital innovation cognoscenti, Reed Smith and Greg Matthews.
Registration for this webinar is $95, but FREE for members of SMHN. Learn more about joining SMHN.
Hugh Forrest (@Hugh_W_Forrest) is Director of the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. He was named "Austinite of the Year" in February 2012 by the Austin Chamber of Commerce (along with fellow SXSW Directors Roland Swenson, Louis Black and Nick Barbaro). In June 2014, Forrest and these other SXSW Directors were named Austin Entrepreneurs of the Year by Ernst & Young. In addition to his work at SXSW, he serves on the National Advisory Board for the Poynter Institute in St. Petersberg, Florida and the Austin Awesome Foundation.
Greg Matthews (@chimoose) is the creator of MDigitalLife and a managing director at the W2O Group, located in Austin, Texas. At W2O Group, He provides strategic counsel to dozens of the largest and most successful healthcare companies in the world. He also works extensively with physicians, helping them activate online networks safely, responsibly, and effectively. A regular public speaker, Greg has been featured in numerous top-selling business books and in publications such as Health Affairs, Business Insider, KevinMD, MedPage Today, MedCrunch and Medical Marketing and Media. He serves as a member of the MCCSM External Advisory Board.
Reed Smith (@reedsmith) is a consulting strategist and thought leader focused on the integration of social computing into large organizations. Reed's hospital experience includes being a hospital marketing director and overseeing product development for the Texas Hospital Association. Before entering the world of healthcare, he worked in telecommunications and professional sports. He's founder and president of the Social Health Institute and currently serves as the Chief Social Strategist for Gray Digital Group, the advisory board for the SXSW® Interactive festival, is a Platinum Fellow of MCCSM.