We’re thrilled to share some exciting news with you: the venue, dates and theme for TEDMED 2015.
This year’s event will 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.
The mythology of a “breakthrough” tells the story of a lone genius and one magical, “aha” moment. But, let’s not mistake a good story for the truth. In reality, we all have breakthrough potential and the least likely way to unlock that potential is to toil away in social or intellectual solitude. Instead, we break through in new combinations and we collect the building blocks of our future breakthroughs every day, in every new interaction, in every new insight, one improvement at a time.
This year we’ll explore…
breaking through the silos that prevent different disciplines from sharing problems and insights;
breaking through glass ceilings and closed doors that hold back some women and minorities from entering medical research;
breaking through national and cultural boundaries;
And, breaking through old assumptions to explore new science and new visions of what’s possible – in ourselves, in our work and in the world at large.
We invite you to join us and secure your spot at TEDMED 2015 today.
Our home in 2015: Palm Springs, California, November 18-20
The venue this year in sunny Palm Springs, California inspires a new vibe that we hope you are as excited about as we are. A more collaborative setting and design will help speakers, delegates and innovators come together and explore the important topics and themes the stage program brings forward in a more connected way than ever before.
Of course, our gathering will include the brilliant talks you’ve come to know from some of the most inspiring change-makers both inside and outside of health and medicine, as well as stunning artistic performances and transformative innovators. Our recently formed Editorial Advisory Board – made up of rock star movers and shakers hailing from health and medicine as well as the worlds of business and technology, foundations and academia, philanthropy and design, and journalism and communications – is hard at work helping us shape a diverse and inspiring stage program.
Connecting across the world: TEDMED Live
As always, a vital part of our mission is to ensure that all stage content is accessible to the broadest community possible. Through TEDMED Live our content is free for teaching hospitals, medical schools, non-profits and government agencies around the world, building on last year’s participation of 200,000 remote participants in 140+ countries.