Call for app presenters at the ADASS Care Apps Showcase 2015 – Monday 19 October 2015

This social care-oriented event takes place at the Carriageworks Theatre, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 3AD.

This is a unique opportunity to present to key decision-makers, funders and influencers in the adult social care sector. About 200 people in one room will be waiting to be impressed by your app to help people with social care needs and their carers. These people will be in a position to recommend or directly commission such apps (and related services). The core part of the day will be a series of 5 minute pop-up pitches to the plenary audience. Delegates will then vote with their feet to hear a more detailed presentation and take part in Q&A discussion in a break-out room.

In short, it’s a unique opportunity to sell your offer and get immediate feedback from a key audience.

There are slots for just 11 presenters and there are hundreds of apps out there being deployed and developed. Therefore, there is a selection process that is fair and transparent.

‘Care apps’ included in this event fall broadly into two types:

a) Council-managed self-service applications, e.g. citizen portals to existing case management systems, e-marketplaces, online information & advice / triage, self assessment of needs & finance.
b) Consumer apps, e.g. for: sharing tasks between informal carers promoting community sharing or time-banking for people with care needs telecare for staff to use with carers / clients special user interfaces for the elderly to easily Skype, email, etc management of care finances monitoring wellbeing.

Both types of “app” might be combined with a service of some kind by you as app provider, e.g. a telephone support service.
Excluded: apps primarily designed to diagnose or monitor specific health conditions or any app that could be designated a medical device.

For full details on how to apply and the selection process are here.
All applications are to be sent to by close of play on Tuesday 30 June.

Alternatively if you would like to attend as a delegate you can book online at the tech_UK website.

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