TEDMED 2014 links Washington, DC – the U.S. capital of healthcare policy and funding – with the San Francisco Bay Area, leading center of medical research and innovation. The simultaneous, unified stage program features equal numbers of Delegates, Speakers and Hive startups in both venues.
TEDMED’s Washington presence attracts America’s leading public officials in health and medicine. Last year’s TEDMED in DC included the Directors of the FDA, NIH, and CDC; the U.S. Surgeon General; the Chairman of the U.S. Institute of Medicine; and numerous other high-profile public servants and policy advocates.
TEDMED’s new San Francisco presence will attract hundreds of leading scientists, doctors, researchers and policy experts from across the West Coast, including many prestigious leaders associated with our California medical research partner: the University of California, San Francisco.
Beyond policy and research leadership, Washington and San Francisco are also two of the world’s most beautiful and artistically vibrant cities. From DC’s Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Museums, to SFO’s famed Opera House, Exploratorium and Museum of Modern Art, both cities offer magnificent settings and provide a superb backdrop for TEDMED’s social events and evening celebrations.