TEDMED2015

Break<ing>Through

TEDMED is a global community dedicated to inspiring and catalyzing progress in health and medicine. Our goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow, leading to…a healthier, more vibrant humanity. 

This year, we are trying something new: we’re creating a collaborative setting with everyone and everything all under one roof! Sunny Palm Springs, California at a beautiful Waldorf Astoria Resort from November 18-20 will be the location for our stage, all experiences and our lodging.

Our program will span 2.5 days and will include 60+ brilliant talks, stunning artistic performances and transformative innovators. We’ll focus on Break<ing>Through the status quo and celebrating the typical, the atypical and the spaces in between as we come together to shape a healthier world. With the help of our onsite and remote community, we’re looking forward to breaking through old assumptions and exploring new science and new visions of what’s possible – in ourselves, in our work, and in the world at large.

 

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Speakers

A healthy society is everyone’s business. That’s why TEDMED speakers are thought leaders and accomplished individuals from every sector of society, both inside and outside of medicine. Whether they come from science, business, academia, government, law, media or the arts -- whether they are doctors, patients or Muppets -- the extraordinary voices of the TEDMED stage unlock our imaginations. They inspire new thinking that can lead to a healthier world. 
 
​A single session of TEDMED might include a Nobel Prize-winning researcher, a dance troupe, a health activist, a venture capitalist and a brilliant young medical student. Each is selected because they have an amazing story to share…and a different way of looking at the world.


A healthy world is everyone’s business. That’s why TEDMED speakers range from Nobel Prize winners, transformational thought leaders, undiscovered voices, and accomplished individuals from every sector of society, both inside and outside of medicine. Whether they come from science, business, academia, government, law, media, and the arts, or whether they are doctors, patients or Muppets, the extraordinary voices of the TEDMED stage are BREAK<ING>THROUGH old assumptions and challenging the possibilities of today and tomorrow.

A single session of TEDMED might include a Nobel Prize-winning researcher, a dance troupe, a health activist, a venture capitalist and a brilliant young medical student. Each is selected because they have an amazing story to share…and a different way of looking at the world. 

Speakers From Previous Events

The Hive

The Hive program explores the technology, creativity and innovation that contribute to a healthier future. Dedicated to embracing transformative startups and inspiring entrepreneurs, TEDMED brings together the leaders of today with the leaders of tomorrow by inviting startups and the creative, multi-disciplinary entrepreneurs powering new approaches to innovation and scalable game-changing ideas.

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The Influence of Design


Science allows us to better understand our current world – what actually is – and art allows us to engage our imagination to better understand a more idealized world – what we can become, with change. That’s why TEDMED embraces doctors and designers, astronauts and artists, practitioners and poets. Each is united in a quest for understanding that opens the door to a healthier future. TEDMED is committed to integrating art and design to help tell the powerful stories of science and technology.

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GreatChallenges

Of Health and Medicine

The Great Challenges of Health and Medicine are knotty issues that cannot be fixed with a simple cure and require a deeper understanding to truly resolve. In pursuit of this understanding, we invite you to join us as we convene a multi-disciplinary community in a year-round conversation exploring the complexities of each Challenge.  

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Community

The TEDMED community is comprised of passionate thinkers and doers from all sectors of society. It is a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and thought leaders who are committed to creating a healthier world. 

We convene online via TEDMED.com, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Google + sharing perspectives, contributing to important conversations, and joining an intellectual cross-pollination of news, views and ideas to energize our work and worldview and alter how we imagine new possibilities. Join in today. 

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