Social Experiences at TEDMED, Powered by Our Partners

At TEDMED this year, join our Partners in uniquely designed experiences and conversations that highlight the powerful and impactful ways they are pushing boundaries and improving the health of individuals, communities, and nations around the world.

Each of our Partners embraces the role that Chaos+Clarity has in driving innovation, advancing science, and creating healthier communities, and we are excited that they share their cutting-edge ideas and devotion to a healthier world with the TEDMED Community. Below, learn more about their experiences at TEDMED this year – and register today to join them on-site at TEDMED 2018: Chaos+Clarity.

This year, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, through a collection of new, original stories about an emerging future Culture of Health, will feature the work of some of today’s most thought-provoking futurists and fiction authors. Five authors will join us and share how they imagine a healthier world. The TEDMED Community is invited to read each author’s story and engage with them directly in the RWJF Hive Lounge, and at a special Stories Under the Stars evening event. We’re excited to explore how fiction can help inspire a healthier future with RWJF and the TEDMED Community.

  Ensuring that all have the basics to be as healthy as possible.

AMA HealthBytes, a new game, will be launched at TEDMED this year. Are you up for the challenge? Put your knowledge to the test with “Mission Possible: Normal Blood Pressure” and “Practice Master”. Whether you’re a patient or physician, you’re bound to learn something new! After testing your knowledge with HealthBytes, join AMA leadership for Fireside Chats in the Hive about topics ranging from A.I.’s potential in healthcare to how digital tools can improve patient care and enable lifestyle change.

 Attacking the dysfunction in health care by removing obstacles and burdens that interfere with patient care—that’s the work of today’s American Medical Association.

We’re excited to have Joule, a Canadian Medical Association company, create different health care environments in the Hive, showcasing how virtual care tools can assist in improving access to health care. Experience an aging community on Wednesday, an at-risk community on Thursday, and, a remote community on Friday. Each day, you’ll learn about innovative initiatives and see practical, hands-on examples of physician-led innovation. Interact with cutting-edge innovations, and envision the potential impact these initiatives could have in your own local health care setting and how they can help solve current health care delivery challenges.

 Driving breakthroughs in health care innovation and system change.

Do YOU give a care? The SCAN Foundation is asking the TEDMED Community to add their voice to this important campaign that highlights the role Millennials play as caregivers while helping them create communities of support. They’ll also be hosting a live podcast recording hosted by their CEO, Dr. Bruce Chernof, about supporting younger caregivers to create community and find clarity. You can join the conversation on social media before you get to TEDMED, and share your personal story of providing care for an older relative or loved one, explaining why and how #YouGiveACare.

 Empowering Millennial caregivers across America with knowledge, resources, and supportive communities.

What really matters in health today? This question, along with the role you can play, is what Geisinger will explore with the TEDMED Community this year. Join Geisinger leadership, including President and CEO Dr. David Feinberg, as they tackle some of the biggest questions we face in health today: What is the responsibility of a health system to support the social determinants of health? What is the main barrier to bringing lifestyle medicine into routine clinical care? Can, and should, we have an opioid-free world?

 Providing clear vision on how to change health care nationally, from treatment to prevention.

What is the role that social, economic, and environmental factors play in our health and health outcomes? Join Humana at TEDMED to explore these questions and inspire solutions.

 Collaborating to untangle the complex web of social and environmental factors to design a comprehensive, integrated approach to improve health.


We’re thankful to have such amazing leaders joining us in our mission to help shape a healthier future. We hope you’ll join us and them at TEDMED 2018 to explore big issues and discover new solutions.