The South by Southwest (SXSW) has just announced a major speaker for the conference this year and for the greatest cause. Former Vice President Joe Biden has fortunately been scheduled as one of the guest speakers for the upcoming festival/conference in Austin, TX on Sunday March 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Austin Convention Center. The speech will center around possible solutions for defeating cancer as well as information regarding the Biden Cancer Initiative.
“We’re excited to have Vice President Biden address the creative innovators and entrepreneurs that attend SXSW,” said Chief Programming Officer Hugh Forrest in an interview about the upcoming festival. “His commitment and leadership is crucial at a time when the smartest minds from the worlds of technology and healthcare are working together to create groundbreaking new solutions in the battle to end cancer.”
Joe Biden’s talk is in partnership with the Connect to End Cancer series alongside The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health, and Merck & Co. Inc. The series is on March 12 at the Health Track and will provide “education, exposure and potential development support to entrepreneurs and encourages collaboration among innovators, industry executives, venture capitalists, celebrities, philanthropists and SXSW attendees who share a commitment to Making Cancer History.” For any SXSW registrants interested in watching the talk who won’t be able to attend the conference can go to sxsw.com and watch the entire speech online.