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Call for speakers has been extended until March 26th

From: Jen B.
Sent on: Thursday, February 25, 2010 9:35 AM
Because of the inclement weather we've had over the past several weeks, we decided to extend the call for speakers to Friday, March 26, 2010.

If you're interested in speaking at the March 24th Health2.0 STAT event at Jackie's Restaurant in Silver Spring, please review details located in the FAQ below. Please forward this request for presenters to any colleagues that you think may have an interest in speaking at this event. To follow the event, you can visit our meetup page at or you can follow us on twitter @DCHealth2_0

How can I become a speaker for Health2.0 STAT? If you are interested in speaking at Health2.0 STAT, please submit a brief description (250 words or less) of your topic and a brief speaker BIO (1 paragraph) to [address removed] by Friday, February 26th. Additional presentation materials will be accepted, but are not necessary.

What is the DC Health 2.0 Chapter? The DC Health 2.0 Chapter is a local (MD/DC/VA) group of health technology and communications professionals that meet semi-monthly to share experiences about the innovative use and lessons learned associated with implementing Web 2.0 tools in the health domain. In late 2009, the DC Health 2.0 group became the DC chapter of the Health 2.0 ( and allows us to participate in the larger national discussion on Health 2.0. To join our chapter or to learn about this and other events, please visit the meetup site at

What is Health 2.0 STAT? Health2.0 STAT includes a rapid fire presentation format with 6-8 speakers, followed by a panel style Q&A session. Each presenter is given no more than 5 minutes to present a case study/presentation highlighting the innovative use of Web 2.0 tools and/or strategy within their health-related organization.

What can I expect at this event? At the January Health 2.0 STAT event we had a packed house (~80 people). To get a better feel for the event, I encourage you to check out blog postings from two former speakers - Carol Torgan (@CTorgan) - and David Hale @lostonroute66) -

Am I eligible to speak at this event? Any person can speak at this event! We want to encourage a broad range of Health 2.0 specific topics (from Social Media to Cloud Computing) with speakers from varying backgrounds (Medical Professionals, Federal Government, Non-Profits, etc) that support local, national and/or international initiatives. The only prerequisite is that your presentation be about the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches within the Health domain and that you keep your presentation to no more than 5 minutes.

How will potential speakers be selected? Speakers will be primarily selected based on whether the topic is interesting, creative and points will be given for real world case studies and applicability with proven results. We will also make an attempt to select a wide range of topics so that there isn?t too much overlap in terms of content. Feel free to submit multiple proposals but keep in mind that we reserve the right to select the one you will present. We will let you know by Tuesday, March 2nd, whether or not your presentation has been selected.

Please note that this event is not about self-promotion. We are interested in talks that are driven by passion, not by sales.

When and where will this event be held? Is there a cost associated with this event? There is no cost to attend or present at this event. For more details and logistics, please visit the DC Health2.0 Chapter Meetup site at

If you have any questions, please contact the organizer - David Blackburn at[masked] / @davidbburn

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