Friday, November 15, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST

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Hyatt Regency Hotel 
2 Albany St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Hackathon purpose: Champion nurse-led innovation by bringing together nurses for a weekend dedicated to collaborative problem solving to improve human health. 

Hackathon What: A 3-day event that brings Nurses and people from other professions together to take on human health problems by creating solutions in a supportive setting with colleagues and mentors.

Who should attend: Nurses, Recent Graduates, Healthcare Professionals, Engineers, Healthcare Venture Investors, Angel Fund Investors, Developers, Designers, and Entrepreneurs. 

Why attend: An opportunity to bring your ideas form a team and develop a product, service or solution for the greater good in healthcare. Prizes awarded. 

Questions: Email or call Faith - faith@sonsiel.org 

Nurse Exhibitors: If you are a nurse and have a product that you wish to exhibit at our event please email or call Faith for details.

Included in your registration is a presale copy of SONSIEL's book "The Rebel Nurse Handbook."

Tentative event schedule:


  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM: Museum tours -  sign ups maybe found on the registration form. 
  • 5:00 PM: Hackathon doors open at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • 6:00 PM:  Kick off Dinner Served: Speakers: 
  • Lynda Benton, Rebecca Love & Hiyam Nadel  
  • 7:00 PM: Call for audience problem presentation
  • 8:00 PM: Team formation
  • 10:30 PM: Doors close
  •  7:00 AM: Doors open - Breakfast served
  • 8: 00 AM: Speaker Marion Leary: Design Thinking
  • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM: Breakout Speakers
  • Hiyam Nadel - How to Pitch
  • Nicole Lincoln - How to Build Healthcare Innovation within your   Institution 
  • 12:00 - 2:00 PM: Team work time - Lunch served
  •  2:00 – 4:00 PM: Pre-pitch event - Snacks served 
  •  6:00 PM: Ward 5B screening  & Dinner served
  •  10:00 PM: Doors close
 Sunday: Subject to Change: 
  • 7:00 AM: Doors open  - Breakfast served
  • 12:00 PM: Final pitches present - Lunch served
  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM:  Panal & Moderator Lynda Benton 
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM: Final wrap up, awards
  • 3:00 PM: Event concludes

SONSIEL FOUNDERS  - Hackathon Committee & Speakers

Rebecca Love (co-chair, hackathon) – SONSIEL President

Hiyam Nadel (co-chair, hackathon) – Massachusettes General Hospital

Lynda Benton Johnson & Johnson Nursing 

Nicole Lincoln – Boston Medical Center

Joana Selzer Uribe – New York University

Brian Weiriech – Indiana University Health System

Michael Ackerman – Ohio State University Healthcare Innovation Program

Bobbi Martin – Global Nurse Network

Marion Leary - University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing Innovation

Idriz Limaj - Brigham & Womens Hospital & Founder of Connect RN


Register Now! 

More Event Details - Hyatt Hotel Reservations 

Room rate starts at $159.00 per night. 

If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-803-7534. 

If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.