HealthCamp San Diego

Before it's too late, I wanted to post a plug for the upcoming HealthCamp San Diego 2011. The event will take place on Sunday, March 20th at the Rady School of Management on the beautiful campus of UC San Diego. Health tech guru and maven Gregg Masters, known to many as @2healthguru, is one of its founders and refers to the confab as "healthcamp by the sea" since the Rady School of Management campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean from atop the bluffs of scenic Torrey Pines. This second San Diego HealthCamp has coordinated its timing with that of Health 2.0 Spring Fling, to be held on March 22nd and 23rd at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Gregg tweeted to me, "Un-conference phenomon is gaining traction as a unique granular innovation medium."  The idea revolves around collaboration and UGC (user generated content) vs. traditional agenda-already-set/take-it-or-leave-it programming.  All those attending have a chance to suggest and run sessions during the day. At an un-conference, as described on the HCSD site, "All sessions are participant generated, with many tethered either direct or indirectly to how interactive digital or social media, open source and the best of the Internet, whether mobile (mHealth) web, or process innovation can enable better health(care) outcomes (i.e., better care, increased access or reduced cost). The sessions convened will range from the formal, i.e., a planned multimedia presentation reflecting years of research and practice, to the informal and spur of the moment ‘new idea’ that would be fun to talk about."

The cost to participate is minimal - $25 for most, $5 for students. Register here. Have a great un-conference!