SMU to Host TEDMED 2013 Via Simulcast - Free of Charge, Open to Public

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) has been chosen as a 2013 TEDMED host, and will be simulcasting the event at our Oakland campus April 17-19, 2013. TEDMED consists of three days of amazing talks and presentations by innovators and leaders in health and medicine.

As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grantee, the University is able to extend this offer to SMU students, faculty and staff as well as community partners and the general public at no cost. The usual cost to attend TEDMED, per participant, is $5000. The 2013 TEDMED event consists of ten 90-minute sessions.

Viewings at the Samuel Merritt University campus will take place:

Wednesday, April 17 

8:30 - 10:00 am (11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST)

11:30 am - 1:15 pm (2:30 - 4:15 pm EST)

Thursday, April 18

8:00 - 9:45 am (11:00 am - 12:45 pm EST)

11:30 am - 1:15 pm (2:30 - 4:15 pm EST)

2:30 - 4:30 pm (5:30 - 7:30 pm EST)

Friday, April 19

8:00 - 9:30 am (11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST)

9:30 am - 2:00 pm (12:30 - 5:00 pm EST)

Check the TEDMED schedule for more information.
All showings will take place on the SMU Oakland campus, in the Fontaine Auditorium, Health Education Center, 400 Hawthorne Ave, Oakland, CA.

If unable to attend, SMU students, faculty and staff will be able to receive the simulcast via laptop, tablet, desktop, and smartphone. Information with instructions on how to sign in will be sent to SMU faculty, staff and students via email before the event. On-demand (pre-recorded) will be available after the event is over, through April 21.

Samuel Merritt University applied to the program as a RWJF grantee through the New Careers in Nursing Program that provides scholarships, leadership, and mentorship to underrepresented nursing students in the SMU Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program. This is the fourth year SMU has received this grant, totaling $450,000.

TEDMED was founded in 1998 by TED’s founder Richard Saul Wurman. It is a well-known, multidisciplinary gathering at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, where world-class thinkers and doers share their work and vision about the future of health and medicine. Past speakers have included: E.O.Wilson, Craig Venter, Katie Couric, Dean Kamen, Sanjay Gupta, Billie Jean King, and the executive directors of the most important health agencies such as the FDA, CDC and NIH.

TEDMED is a sister conference to TED, a nonprofit that shares talks and performances from TED and partners at no cost. TED Talks have been watched over one billion times worldwide.

Click here to see the TEDMED speakers that have been lined up to date.

To learn more about TEDMED, visit their website.

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