Health Tech Austin is hosting the Future of Care Delivery System Summit on Thursday at Capital Factory.

The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The event features opening remarks from Dr. Desmar Walkes, a public health expert, family physician, and medical director for the City of Austin, and Hugh Forrest, co-president and chief programming officer for South by Southwest.

The event also features four “TED-like talks” from the following speakers: Fred Turner, chief executive officer and co-founder of Curative, Mike Geeslin, president and CEO of Central Health, the Travis County Health District, Kacie Kelly, chief innovation officer at the Meadows Institute and Dr. S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, co-founder and chief medical officer of Harbor Health, a vertically integrated health delivery system that launched last year in Austin.

“I thought that maybe by starting a new academic medical center we could change the health system. I was wrong,” Johnston says in a news release. “We need to design an entirely new system.”

Kelly agrees and says, “Solving the mental health crisis requires a complete paradigm shift. At the Meadows Institute, we are working with health systems, school systems, and justice systems to design and implement data-driven solutions that are available today to correct the trajectory of mental health care.”

The summit opens with breakfast at the Capital Factory, first floor of the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, 700 San Jacinto.

The event costs $55 to attend, and advanced registration is required. Silicon Hills News has a few free registrations if you’re interested in attending email