Joe Biden is bringing his cancer crusade to SXSW

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2016%2f09%2f16%2fa2%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymde1lza0.a9a3aBy Lance Ulanoff2017-03-06 16:00:00 UTC

Joe Biden may be finished generating White House memes, but he's not done making a difference.

The former vice president will speak at the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, on March 12 at 3:30 PM, where he'll reflect on on the Cancer Moonshot he started while still in the White House.

Last year, Biden, whose son, Beau died of brain cancer in 2015, said that he would dedicate his the rest of his career to the fight against cancer.  At SXSW in the Austin Convention Center, Biden will deliver on that promise by outlining his plans for the new Biden Cancer Initiative.

"We’re excited to have Vice President Biden address the creative innovators and entrepreneurs that attend SXSW,” said Hugh Forrest, SXSW's chief programming officer, in a release.

Biden, who served as VP for 8 years and in the U.S. Senate for 36 years, will speak during the Interactive portion of the 10-day-long SXSW conference, when entrepreneurs, startups and innovators converge to demonstrate their new products and talk about how technology is changing our world. His talk will be part of SXSW's Connect to End Cancer Series. Biden will call on those innovators to help him find smart solutions to surmount some of cancer research's biggest hurdles.

The former Veep, who recently got a new job as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak one year after his best bud, President Barack Obama spoke before a packed SXSW auditorium. One can only hope the duo will reunite on stage at a future SXSW event.

Biden's appearance is also notable because of the Trump administration's complete lack of visibility at SXSW. Show organizers have confirmed to Mashable that no one from the Trump White House is attending the event in an official capacity.

That means the field is wide open for the former Uncle-in-Chief to spawn a whole new collection of memes at what may be the best meme-generation location place on earth.

Topics: cancer research, & , Joe Biden, SXSW, sxsw-2017, World


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