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Two TED events ready to spark ideas

Emory Report | April 12, 2012

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TEDMED on April 10-13 will be broadcast live at several campus locations, and TEDxEmory on April 21 is a student-organized event featuring several Emory speakers.

Two TED events are coming to Emory this month: TEDMEDLive and TEDxEmory.

TED is the nonprofit devoted to spreading cutting edge and original ideas via conferences. TEDx events are local, self-organized and combine video and live speakers to spark discussion and connection.

TEDMED, being held in Washington, D.C. on April 10-13, will be broadcast live at several campus locations.

Featured Emory speakers include Nicholas Boulis, neurosurgery professor; Jonathan Glass, professor of neurology and pathology; and Otis Brawley, professor of hematology and oncology and Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society.

An app will be available soon enabling viewers to ask questions of the speakers.  The event, which costs $5,000 to attend, is sold out but Emory is able to offer a simulcast through a contribution from the Association of American Medical Colleges that allows medical schools to do this. TEDMED is being described as the "world's most creative minds talk about the future of health and medicine."

More information on the speakers and campus viewing spots is available online.

TEDxEmory 2012 will be Saturday, April 21, at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A variety of speakers currently or formerly from Emory and outside are on tap, including psychology professor Marshall Duke; civil rights leader and scholar-in-residence Bernard LaFayette Jr.; political psychologist and neuroscientist Drew Westen; Tibetan monk and scholar Ngawang Norbu; Emory Center for AIDS Research pioneer Susan Allen; and music professor Steve Everett. Emory's former senior vice provost Santa Ono and Emory alumnus Robbie Brown '07C, now with the New York Times, are among the speakers.

The event is run entirely by student volunteers.

More information, including a full list of speakers and how to purchase tickets is available online.

— Staff Reports