Everyone goes to conferences for different reasons but networking is one essential ingredient. Having the right content is important but if you can’t make connections you’ll inevitably be disappointed. Fortunately, the second annual HLTH conference has you covered.  Here’s a roundup of networking opportunities at the healthcare innovation conference in Las Vegas October 27-30 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Hosted Buyer Meetings

Goal: Matching qualified buyers with HLTH sponsors.

What’s a qualified buyer? People representing  payers, providers, employers, pharma and government responsible for buying or evaluating health technologies or solutions for their company.

When: Monday, October 28, 1:30-2:30pm and 6-7:30pm, and Tuesday, October 29, 12:45-2pm and 6-7:30pm.

Note: Participants must agree to eight, 15-minute meetings with HLTH’s participating sponsors. Meeting schedules are sent out before the event. To apply, click this link.

Funding Founders

Funding Founders is a curated networking program, matching fast-growing startups with leading investors in a series of 7-minute, 1:1 meetings speed dating-style.

What startups can take part? If you’re the CEO and/or founder seeking seeking seed to Series C funding you qualify. When you register for HLTH, simply note that you are a startup and note that you’re interested in “Funding Founders”.

What about investors? When you register for HLTH simply indicate you are an investor and note you, too, are interested in “Funding Founders”.

Here’s a peek at the investors taking part.

Table Talks 

To spark discussion about some of the pressing issues in healthcare, Table Talks seeks to bring attendees together to talk about a particular health concern, problem or opportunity and develop actionable strategies to improve and create health’s future.

Who can take part? It will be by an invitation only, including non vendor attendees from healthcare providers, payers, pharma, government, benefits professionals from an employer, and other healthcare organizations. Table talk leaders will organize and facilitate the discussions based on their experience.

When? Monday, October 28: 7:30 – 8:15 am and 12:45 – 1:30pm and

Tuesday, October 29: 7:30 – 8:15am

Employer Lounge

Part of a sponsorship deal with Mercer, employer benefit attendees can connect with peers and exchange ideas with invited partners. They will be encouraged to explore innovative solutions, meet with Mercer Consultants in an intimate setting conducive to confidential conversations exploring the path forward for employer health benefits. Or just relax and unwind over snacks and beverages.

HackHLTH

The hackathon is designed to bring together developers, designers, and entrepreneurs with sponsors to solve the industry’s toughest problems.

Participants will have 36 hours to collaborate and create meaningful solutions, with the eight most impactful projects sharing more than $80,000 in prizes.

When: It starts with a kickoff party at 6pm on October 25. The hacking begins after an opening ceremony with presentations on October 26 at 1pm. Demos are presented at 2pm on October 27 from the top 16 teams, two from each sponsoring company. The hackathon culminates in an awards ceremony at 4pm.

The winning team will join HLTH’s General Session Kickoff on the Main Stage presenting the HackHLTH award winners in front of investors, media and other stakeholders from the healthcare ecosystem.

To register, click here.

Tech Talks

The talks consist of 6-minute presentations from participating HLTH sponsors to showcase the latest technologies in health. Held on two stages in HLTH Hub, adjacent to the exhibit hall, during designated times, all attendees are welcome to pull up a seat and hear from up to 160 different companies and solutions.

Welcome Reception

On October 27, the opening reception for HLTH will kick off with the Topgolf Welcome Reception and help support the HLTH Foundation. The event will spotlight United States of Care, a movement to ensure that every single American has access to quality, affordable health care – regardless of health status, social need, or income.

Industry Night

A reception on the night of Tuesday October 29 at Hakkasan Nightclub will include Flo Rida!

HLTH Happy Hours

Located inside the main exhibit hall, HLTH Happy Hours will encourage peer-to-peer conversations, sponsored lounges, and specialty entertainment acts.

Thousands of the healthcare industry’s most forward-thinking executives will gather for the second annual HLTH conference October 27-30 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The conference will spotlight executives from different segments of healthcare such as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Geisinger, Google, Cambia Health Solutions, Anthem, Optum, Philips, and CVS Health. The diversity of companies represented at the event reflects the trend of receding boundaries defining the healthcare industry as retail, banking and finance, transportation, and other sectors push into healthcare.

This year, MedCity is joining forces with HLTH to roll our annual ENGAGE conference into the HLTH conference. [email protected] will cast a spotlight on patient engagement on October 28.



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