Tuesday Apr 16, 2013 08:00 am EDT to Friday Apr 19, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Washington, DC
United States

TEDMED is a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine. So many of our great challenges in health and medicine are rooted in social and commercial causes as much as medical. We need everybody at the table for an inclusive conversation about how to get the future in health and medicine we all want. Once a year at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, TEDMED curates an unusual and provocative program on the Opera House stage.

The 3 ½ day program features brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances that celebrate the power of unexpected connections to create important new possibilities. The stage program allows us to recharge our brains, jumpstart new thinking, energize our work and worldview and alter how we imagine new possibilities forever. 1,800 leading thinkers and doers from across society form the delegation at our annual gathering. TEDMED is a place where the person sitting next to you is as important as the speaker on stage. TEDMED believes that the future of health and medicine will be shaped by vital input from leading medical colleges, teaching hospitals, government agencies, and non-profit institutions around the world. And so, in a spirit of collaboration and information sharing, the entire TEDMED event is broadcast free to these institutions thanks to the generous support from our Partners.

We call this TEDMED Live. Further to the mission of inspiring cross-disciplinary collaboration and breakthroughs, TEDMED has added two new opportunities for innovators and thought leaders from varied fields to showcase transformative ideas, and to discuss new ways of thinking about the challenges we face in health and medicine: The Hive and Great Challenges Day. Delegates are as eager to connect with each other during informal social events, as they are to connect with themselves during the stage program. They come to meet people they would never otherwise meet, discover ideas they would never otherwise be exposed to and build relationships that often last a lifetime.

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