Conference & Pricing FAQ

Academic/Govt Rate/Promotional Codes
In this context, academic means university faculty, for instance paying out of a standard grant. If you’re an employee of a large hospital organization that happens to include an AMC, this doesn’t apply to you. (You can always email us to plead your case, but we’re likely to know how much your CEO makes!). We love a good discount as much as the next person, but promotional codes are only applicable to the Standard Rate, and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. If you use a promotional code on top of an already discounted registration (ie gov’t/academic, or student), then we’ll have to make you register all over again!

I am a real life practicing doctor or health care professional, and no one will pay for me to come to the fall conference. What are my options and do you have CME?
First, on the Sunday before the main conference we run a Doctors 2.0 pre-conference. This is free to all clinicians, however this year we will not be offering CME credits. On the sign up form you’ll find that we are offering full-time practicing physicians (but not those representing a large health care organization, tech company, consulting company, etc) free entry to the entire conference. Please check the appropriate boxes and we’ll get back to you about a code to sign up for a free pass. Applications are available here.

I am a patient or caregiver, and no one will pay for me to come to the fall conference. What are my options?
We do two things for you. First on the Sunday before the main conference we allow patients to run a session we call Patients 2.0. This is free to all patients and caregivers (and any humans who may ever become one). On the sign up form you’ll find that we are offering patients and caregivers (but not those representing a large health care organization, tech company, consulting company, etc) free entry to the entire conference. Please check the appropriate box and we’ll get back to you about a code to sign up for a free pass. Patient applications for the Health 2.0 Fall Conference 2014 are not yet available.

I would like to attend but work for a start up, unfunded OR newly launched company. What are my options?
We are happy to help out as many start-up companies as possible. We go through each application on a case by case basis but, we will get back to everyone, either way, at least 24 hours once the start-up application is submitted. There is no deadline for submission, however we have a limited amount of discounted passes and encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Apply for the start-up rate for the Health 2.0 Fall conference here!

NOTE: We are in general offering this rate to companies that are pre-revenue and not well funded. If you just raised $2m+ this probably doesn’t cover you.

I’d love to come but I’m a student/ my dog ate my checkbook/ I’m looking for a job & have already maxxed out my credit cards: can I volunteer and work at the conference?
We have had great success with letting students and others volunteer at the conference—we want to give an opportunity for everyone to be able to enter the community to see what Health 2.0 is about. Please view our volunteer  applications for more information.

None of these quite apply to me but I work for a charity/community organization/group doing good works with no cash for this. Can you help?
Please email info@health2con.com. We’re very nice people and do what we can to help.

Can I swap a pass with a colleague?
Yes. Our passes are fully transferable. Although we’d prefer it if you both came! Please email info@health2con.com. We’ll need the name, email address, phone and title of the person who is coming instead of you. This is OK (almost up) until the day of the meeting.

I expect to come, but my schedule is fluid and may change at the last minute. What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel because your schedule changes, we’re reasonable people, so please get in touch with us at info@health2con.com. If you cancel up to 50 business days before the event, we’ll refund your money or credit it to the next Health 2.0 Conference. After 50 business days before the event, we will refund all but $350 of your fee, or you can have credit for the next Health 2.0 Conference. If you cancel within 10 business days, there will be no refunds, but we will give you a credit minus $200 to the next Health 2.0 Conference.* (This cancellation policy applies only to registrations, not sponsorships). But in general, please don’t cancel. Send a colleague instead! * You will receive credit for the rate you originally paid, applied to the appropriate rate for the time at which you sign up.

I never received confirmation that I purchased a ticket. What should I do?
Sometimes our emails don’t make it through SPAM filters, so first search you SPAM folder for an email from Health 2.0. Then add info@health2con.com to your contacts to avoid future issues. If you are still unable to find the confirmation, you can request a copy by emailing sophie@health2con.com.

Can my company/organization sponsor or exhibit?
Absolutely! There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities to promote your organization at a Health 2.0 Conference and we also always have a buzzing exhibit hall. So far many companies have found this a great and relatively cost-effective way to get involved and introduce themselves and their services to the community. If you’re interested please read over our options for each individual conference, fill out the application form, and we will then get back to you shortly to confirm sponsorship or exhibition details.

If you have additional questions or concerns please contact Patrick Ryan (patrick@health2con.com).

I/my friend/my CEO knows more about this than anyone on earth/has the coolest Health 2.0 tool in history to demo and just has to be on a panel! How do I get him on stage?
Our team spends a large chunk of time and effort figuring out great companies with amazing technology and great panelists, but there is no way we can accommodate everyone. If you’re interested, please fill out one of our speaking applications. We’ll keep these interesting people, ideas and companies in mind and consider them for our webinars, podcasts, interviews, and future participation in conferences.

One note, we are not a pay-for-play conference. It may be hubris but we think that we know a fair bit about the space and hope that our choices provide some “value-add”.

I have come up with the most brilliant ever conceived of idea for a new Health 2.0 startup. If funded my idea will revolutionize healthcare/eradicate the national deficit/cure [disease name here.] Do you know somebody who can help find me funding?
Check out Matchpoint, our program focused on putting health tech entrepreneurs and emerging startups across the table from organizations looking to pilot, partner, or invest in their ideas and technologies in 15 minute meetings.

I’m speaking; Is it OK for me to bring a colleague or two?
Speakers & demoers do attend our conference for free (after all, we are making them work!). Unfortunately if each speaker brought one friend, our economics would go south in a hurry, so we only allow speakers one pass. Anyone else from their organization can of course sign up as a regular attendee. There are slightly different rules for sponsors. Email us if you have questions or want to discuss.

I was contacted by one of your sponsors, how did they get my information?
To help make our conferences a success we have received support from some generous (and non-risk averse!) sponsors. Both the conference organizers and some key sponsors will occasionally be contacting attendees with information before and after the event. We think that you’ll find that information interesting, but you of course may opt out of those communications at any time simply by replying to us, or any organization that contacts you directly.