TEDMEDLive at the Health Science Center

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Brought to you at the Health Science Center by the Libraries, Information Management & Services (IMS), and the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching (ACET)

What is TEDMED?  TEDMED is where the world’s most creative minds meet healthcare’s most innovative science. At TEDMED’s 3½-day conference, great minds from dozens of medical and non-medical fields come together for intellectual cross-pollination. The result is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to stimulate inspiration, innovation and imagination… to generate fresh insights and surprising breakthroughs.

TEDMED 2012 will take place at the Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, April 10-13, 2012.   It will consist of 11 sessions (each session is 90 minutes long), each featuring an unforgettable mix of speakers, entertainers, and audience collaboration.  Onsite delegates to TEDMED typically pay an event fee of $4,950 per person to attend, but TEDMEDLive offers you the chance to participate in the event live — for free, right here on campus.

TEDMEDLive is an interactive simulcast sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and hosted here by the Libraries, ACET and IMS, that will put you in the front row of TEDMED 2012, right here at the Health Science Center, at no charge!  You’ll have the opportunity to do more than just watch passively — by using the TEDMEDConnect Mobile app, you’ll be able to connect “live” to the TEDMED stage to participate in live polls and activities,  ask and answer questions, and share comments with the speakers.

Here are the times & locations for TEDMEDLive at the Health Science Center - join us when you can!
[Updated Monday, March 12, with just-announced new session times and one location change]:

Who’s speaking at TEDMED 2012?  Here’s just a sampling:

  • Francis S Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health: “From discovery to health: Does it have to be a long and winding road?”
  • Albert-László Barabási, Director of Northeastern University’s Center for Complex Network Research: “Do your proteins have their own social network?”
  • Gail McGovern, President CEO of American Red Cross: “What happens when one person’s disease becomes everybody’s business?”
  • Andrew Read, Director of Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics: “The bugs are getting smarter. Are we?”
  • Jonathan Eisen, University of California Davis: “Who are ‘Me, Myself, and Us’?”
  • Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society: “War on cancer, year 40: Who’s winning?”

…along with singer/songwriters, entrepreneurs, poets, students, acrobats, game scientists, spoken word artists, and many more.  The full list of speakers is here and the full schedule is available on the mobile website for the conference (note that times in that schedule appear in Eastern time). If you need details about speaker schedules, please contact Luke Rosenberger at 210.567.2486 or  rosenberger@uthscsa.edu for more details.

What are TEDMED Talks like?  Experience some for yourself: here are videos from TEDMED 2009, 2010, and 2011. To give you some ideas about where to start, here’s the TEDMED YouTube channel, listed in order by “Most Viewed”.

I’m in!  How do I attend?  Simple: add it to your calendar now, and join us at one or more of the session times indicated above.  Then download the “TEDMED Connect” app for iPhone/iPad or for Android, or use the mobile web version of the app on any platform.  This app will allow you to connect directly to the TEDMED stage while you are watching the live simulcast, request additional information from speakers, participate in polls, vote in the Great Challenges program, and more.

If possible, please also complete this RSVP form to help us plan:

Questions?  Please contact Luke Rosenberger at 210.567.2486 or  rosenberger@uthscsa.edu for more information.  Please spread the word all across campus about this unique opportunity!