Who are we looking for?

Fantastic story tellers; amazing educators; crazy, entertaining scientists; agents of change; frustrated physicians; inspiring leaders; creative minds; artists, and others.

We are looking for story-tellers from inside the health and healthcare industries as well as from the outside. We are looking for patient stories and consumer stories. You can be a 13-year old innovator or an 85-year old wise man. Or you could be the director of Star Trek or the Next Fantastic Journey!

What is this year’s theme?


Imagination and creativity beat knowledge. What have we accomplished in digital health so far? What will the future look like in 2025 or 2050? Will cancer be eradicated? Will people live 500 years? Will virtual reality therapies help solve the opioid crisis? Will we cure obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, autism and Alzheimer’s before 2099?

Our theme has room for stories related to the categories in the INTERFACE Health Challenge X 2017:

  1. Aging + Longevity
  2. Analytics + Big Data
  3. Brain + Mental Health
  4. Digital Medical Devices
  5. Food + Nutrition
  6. Genomics + Sequencing
  7. Population Health Management
  8. Consumer Health + Wellness
  9. Telemedicine + VR/AR Therapies
  10. Wearables + Biosensors
  11. Surprise us (wild card)
  12. Students + Academia

What should you submit?

A short abstract (less than 50 words).

Who is the audience?

A representative slice of the world’s community of digital health innovators, patients and consumers. An interesting mix of more than 300 developers, researchers, physicians, nurses, students, misfits, deep thinkers, agents of change, creatives, designers, social media experts, investors, government representatives, and social media from Canada and the rest of the world.

What we expect from you?

A passionate, provoking, well-communicated story. In exchange for this opportunity we also hope you will promote INTERFACE Summit 2017 to people and companies that matter to you, and through your social media. The buzz your story will create will help attract the right audience.

What is the deadline?

September 15, 2017

Important details:

We encourage any passionate speaker from any health-related field from anywhere in the world to apply, so you can share your ideas and stories in health, technology, design, social media and business. We expect you to be remarkable, relevant, and entertaining.

If we choose you as a speaker, we will work with you to curate your content and promote your talk via video, blogs and social media. We are also happy to offer you a VIP Speaker Pass that will give you total access to all the events. Your presentation will take place either on the main stage or in one of the dedicated rooms at the spectacular Vancouver Convention Centre.

INTERFACE Health Society, the executive producer of INTERFACE Summit 2017, is a small not-for-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC, with a big heart and big dreams. We work with a small and talented group of creative artists, a community-driven advisory board and volunteers to make INTERFACE Summit 2017 happen.

Depending on your talent and topic, you may have 5-15 minutes to share a story or 15-45 minutes to deliver a workshop, or moderate a panel. Speakers are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. For speakers who cannot afford to come and share their story with our audience we will do our best to find a sponsor who can cover the travel and accommodation.

Submit your application to speak by Friday, September 15 (6:00pm Pacific Standard Time).

Follow @interfacehealth or visit www.interfacesummit.com for news, alerts and updates.

If you have any questions, please email us at feedback@interfacehealth.com