Joe Biden to speak at SXSW 2017

Hold on to your ice cream because the former Vice President is headed to Austin!

Photo credit: AP Photo/Jessica Hill

SXSW has announced that The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the 47th Vice President of the United States, will speak on Sunday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.

Vice President Biden will outline his plans for a Biden cancer initiative, calling on attendees at SXSW to join him in taking on the disease. In his remarks, he will reflect on the progress made under his leadership of the White House Cancer Moonshot; call for innovative solutions to tackle the barriers that prevent faster gains in ending cancer as we know it; and describe how he plans to remain in the fight.

“We’re excited to have Vice President Biden address the creative innovators and entrepreneurs that attend SXSW,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “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.”

Biden’s talk is part of the Connect to End Cancer series in collaboration with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health, and Merck & Co., Inc.

The Connect to End Cancer series at SXSW takes place on Sunday, March 12 in the Health Track. It provides 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®.

Vice President Joe Biden’s SXSW talk is open to all SXSW registrants. The video of his talk will be available to watch following this event at SXSW 2017 will take place March 10-19, 2017.

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