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.
Today, we live in a world of sudden and surprising accomplishments, an era of astonishing possibilities, and an age of ongoing achievements happening in every single field. Let’s embrace the wonder in each step that humanity takes forward.
Now is the time for us to make way for wonder. It’s time we intentionally cultivate our sense of awe and our desire for new knowledge. It’s time to celebrate all we’re discovering and all that is yet to be discovered. It’s time to revel in our innocence, our capacity for delight, joy, and amazement.
When we allow ourselves time to muse and to marvel, to be energized with wonder, great advancements will follow. When we emerge from our silos, we have the opportunity to broaden our laser-like focus. When we step back and take time to look deeper, we can see with a wider perspective.
The results can be transformative. New doors are opened. New horizons reveal themselves. New possibilities suddenly leap from wild speculation to well-grounded theory to working reality.
At TEDMED 2020, we will connect with an invisible force that has been propelling humanity forward for millennia. Join us as we experience the power and possibilities that come to us when we make way for wonder.
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Attending TEDMED 2020 not only means experiencing inspiring TEDMED Talks live and in-person, but also becoming part of our unique and engaging community of public health leaders, clinicians, researchers, scientists, creators, innovators, and influencers.
Whether it’s joining a curated conversation on an unexpected theme, a lively workshopping session over breakfast, or an immersive community experience, there are plenty of ways to connect with other leading thinkers and doers at TEDMED.
Additionally, TEDMED 2020 offers you the chance to fully immerse yourself in various health experiences. Choose to start your day with a mindfulness class or a heart-pumping workout. And from morning until night, we’ll provide you with nutritious meals and snacks to fuel your body and mind. At TEDMED, you are given the time and space to unplug from your day-to-day routine, inspiring new ways to approach the challenges we face in health and medicine today.
We hope you’ll join us in Boston for TEDMED 2020.
Early Bird registration is now open.
Here's what our Delegates say
We're thrilled to hold this year's event at our new home in Boston’s up and coming Seaport District, March 2-4, 2020 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.
Boston is a city and a community with deep roots in pioneering new ideas and pushing innovation forward—much like TEDMED. Boston boasts renowned industry-leading companies, world-class academic institutions and scientific R&D, some of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals, the country’s highest number of arts and cultural organizations per capita, and an impressive entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports a cutting-edge health tech start-up culture.
As a city with innovation at its core, we were interested to learn that Boston also lays claim to many technological and social “firsts,” including the world’s first telephone, and the United States’ first public park, first public library, and first public secondary school. Also, America’s very first inoculations happened in Boston, way back in 1721. To this day, the city remains a hotbed for health and medical innovation, making it the perfect location for TEDMED 2020.
TEDMED and Boston: We’d say it’s a perfect match.