healthcare, Meta — September 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Follow me to TEDMED for an inside look at the future of health and medicine


Watch over my shoulder as I participate in the 2014 TEDMED conference Sept. 10-12.

If you’re interested in what’s next in health and medicine, come along with me on my adventure to TEDMED 2014.

TEDMED describes itself as “a global community dedicated to unlocking imagination in service of health and medicine. Our goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow…for a healthier, more vibrant humanity.”

This year’s conference is being held in two locations simultaneously — Washington, D.C. and San Francisco — and live streamed to countries around the world. I’ll be in D.C., where I’ll have the opportunity to mingle with some of the brightest minds in health and medicine today, from students and startups to well-established experts. Since attending last year’s conference, I’ve had the pleasure of being part of the TEDMED community that connects online year-round.

TEDMED is not your typical conference, as the “TED” part of the name indicates. After reading my blog posts from last year, a lot of people asked me, “What does a musician like Kishi Bashi have to do with healthcare?”

You’d be surprised — and that’s the whole idea of TEDMED. Speakers and performers from all walks of life come together on the stage to spark our imaginations and nudge us to consider the work we do in health and medicine in an entirely new light. Nowhere else will you get to dance onstage with Richard Simmons and former U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, or witness storytelling as astounding as the personal life and health experience Peter Aguero and Sara Peters shared last year.

I’ll be posting updates on the fly on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, and writing at my personal blog. I’ll post a wrap-up here after the conference.

If you’re interested in learning more about TEDMED, my involvement with that community and what I hope to experience at this year’s conference, you can read more here.

[Photo of Kishi Bashi by Amy Lynn Smith, from TEDMED 2013.]