What is this year’s theme?


Imagination and creativity beat knowledge. Transformation of healthcare doesn’t involve one single technology. There are hundreds of technologies that will impact healthcare: A.I. VR/AR/MR, Digital Therapeutics, Genomics, Blockchain, Video Games, Social Networks for Patients, and more.

What have we accomplished in digital health so far? What will the future look like in 2025 or 2045? Will cancer be eradicated? Will people live 130 years by the end of this century? Will AI bring us faster, more accurate diagnoses and more effective treatments? Will virtual reality therapies help solve the opioid crisis? Will machines make us smarter, faster, stronger? What will be the ethical implications and social impact of A.I.? Will we cure pain, mental health, obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, autism and Alzheimer’s before the end of the century?

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. Apply by July 31st.

We are looking for story-tellers or big thinkers 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, Ready Player One or the Next Fantastic Journey!

We are looking for relevant and interesting stories and research in the following categories: 

  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Analytics + Big Data
  3. Brain + Mental Health
  4. Brain-Machine Interfaces
  5. Consumer Health + Wellness
  6. Deep Learning + Machine Learning
  7. Digital Therapeutics
  8. Food + Nutrition
  9. Genomics + Sequencing
  10. Health Diagnostics
  11. Pain Management
  12. Population Health Management
  13. VR/AR/MR Therapies
  14. Wearables + Biosensors

What should you submit?

A short description of your talk (less than 50 words) and/or a research paper abstract.

Who is the audience?

A representative slice of the world’s community of digital health innovators, patients and consumers. A unique 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 2018 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?

July 31, 2018

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 this year’s locations.

INTERFACE Health Society, the executive producer of INTERFACE Summit 2018, 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 2018 happen.

Depending on your talent and topic, you will have up to 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 costs.

Submit your application to speak by Tuesday, July 31 (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