TEDMED2014

Unlocking Imagination

TEDMED is a global community dedicated to unlocking imagination in service of health and medicine. Our goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow...for a healthier, more vibrant humanity. 

Our community convenes year-round online at TEDMED.com.

TEDMED’s annual gathering includes a unified stage program and innovation showcase taking place simultaneously in two co-equal host cities: in Washington, DC at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing arts, and in San Francisco, CA at the Palace of Fine Arts.

​Join us this September 10-12 in the Nation’s Capital or in The City By the Bay.  

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Stage Program

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 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. 

The Hive

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