Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

DeviceTalks Boston 2020 Postponed

WTWH Media has been closely monitoring Covid-19 information posted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and abiding by their recommendations.

In light of evolving updates and concerns around the Coronavirus, and in consultation with numerous DeviceTalks sponsors, partners and speakers, WTWH Media has made the difficult decision to postpone DeviceTalks Boston until 2021.

Our goal as always, has been to provide our DeviceTalks community with a safe, effective way to connect and communicate. While we’re disappointed that we can’t see you in September, we invite you to participate in our growing DeviceTalks Tuesdays and Device community including online meetings and podcasts.

Q: What is the status of DeviceTalks in-person events?

A: We’ve already begin working on next year’s events. We’ll start off with our DeviceTalks Minnesota meeting on May 4-5. If you’d like to be involved with any of our meetings please contact Tom Salemi, Editorial Director, at tsalemi@wtwhmedia.com.

Q: With the cancellation events like DeviceTalks, what are my options for meeting my organization’s 2020 sales, marketing, branding and education goals.

 A: We’re happy to offer two new opportunities.

In addition to advertising in our industry-leading publications – MassDevice and Medical Design and Outsourcing, you also have the option to be part of our growing DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast. Each episode features interviews and accounts from many of the industry leaders that we enjoy hosting at our DeviceTalks meetings. As of July, we’ve had over 10,000 people listen to our podcasts since we launched it in March.

If you have a story to tell more directly, please inquire about DeviceTalks Tuesdays, a series of online conferences hosted by Editorial Director Tom Salemi.

Q: What is DeviceTalks Tuesdays? 

A: DeviceTalks Tuesdays was created to replicate our on-stage discussions. Each week we interview executives, entrepreneurs and other medtech leaders.

Our sponsors work closely with our DeviceTalks team to craft a session that best suits their needs and tells their story.

We’ve had two thousand people register for our interactive online discussions. Attendees represent most major medical device makers as well as Google, Amazon and other organizations interested in the medical device industry. Our sponsors will receive detailed contact information on each registration.

Please contact Tom Salemi if you’d like to continue to find the right partners, connections and customers.

Q: How do you select guests for the DeviceTalks Weekly podcast?

A: Podcast guests are chosen to speak to important news, issues or trends of the day. We’re always looking for new voices to reach our medtech listeners.  If you’d like to appear on an upcoming show, reach out to Tom Salemi. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. 

Important Announcement Regarding Coronavirus

Updated 5/6/2020

As the state of Massachusetts begins to open, we continue to monitor the situation closely. Our top priority continues to be the health and well-being of all attendees, speakers and exhibitors. We recognize the public health concerns surrounding Coronavirus (Covid-19) and plan to take extra safety measures at this upcoming event. We will follow the guidance posted by government and healthcare authorities and abide by their recommendations.

DeviceTalks Boston 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the upcoming DeviceTalks Boston event, taking place September 24-25, 2020. Please be assured that our top priority is to take the necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of our event sponsors, speakers, partners and attendees, as well as that of our event operations team members.

We remain in constant contact with our exhibitors, sponsors, partners, and speakers. Should there be any changes to the current status, we will notify all parties, including DeviceTalks Boston attendees and any others as appropriate, of any changes or updates.

Hynes Convention Center

The Hynes Convention Center is also closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully. Our event operations team is reviewing the existing emergency operations plans for the venue, and monitoring announcements from the local public health department. The Hynes Convention Center itself has enacted a number of safety measures to ensure the safety of our attendees, speakers and exhibitors including:

  • Increased disinfection schedule of door handles and push bars across the facilities
  • Free standing hand sanitizer units in all public pass through areas
  • Individual hand sanitizer units in various locations across the facility
  • System of spray and disinfectant application at facilities after business hours

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

While we wish we could say we will continue to operate as “business as usual”, the Coronavirus outbreak obliges us to be even more diligent, conscientious, and responsive in our event planning. What remains unchanging is our foremost priority, and our guarantee – we will do our upmost to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of the DeviceTalks exhibitors, speakers, partners and attendees, along with WTWH Media’s event operations team.

Thank you for your patience during this unique period of time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Best,
Tom

Tom Salemi
Editorial Director, DeviceTalks
WTWH Media
E: tsalemi[at]wtwhmedia.com