Bloch School to Simulcast TEDMED 2014

Focus on health, medicine and entrepreneurship

TEDMED is the health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” The Henry W. Bloch School of Management is participating in the spread.

The Bloch School at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is sponsoring a free, live HD simulcast of the conference Sept. 10-12 in the new Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry St. No advance registration is necessary; students, faculty and others can drop in at their convenience to view the various presentations.

The program schedule for the Bloch simulcast is below. Full program details, including speaker bios, are available at

Wednesday Sept. 10: Room 414

8—9:40 a.m.
Turn It Upside Down: This opening session of TEDMED 2014 introduces surprising insights that flip beliefs, question standard operating procedures, discard some closely held assumptions and lead to fresh insights about health and medicine.

Noon—2 p.m.
We Just Don’t Know: This session explores the liberation that can happen when we recognize the limits of our knowledge – those transformational moments when we realize that the more we know, the more we realize how little we know.

3:30—5:30 p.m.
Flat Out Amazing: This session focuses on imagination at the far edge of possibility, featuring stories of the seemingly impossible acts, facts or events that should inspire and dazzle even the most cynical or sophisticated listener.

Thursday Sept. 11: Room 414

7:30—9:10 a.m.
Stealing Smart: The session demonstrates how some of the best solutions to problems in health and medicine come from other worlds than the domain where the problem originated or is usually addressed.

11:45 a.m.—1:45 p.m.
Don’t You Dare Talk About This: This session will raise controversial issues in health and medicine that many people are reluctant to discuss publicly.

3:30—5:20 p.m.

Play Is Not a Waste of Time: This session reveals the many ways that imagination rewards us, specifically how health and medicine are enhanced through the extraordinary power of play.

Friday Sept. 12: Room 218

7—8:40 a.m.
Human Nature Inside and Out: This session offers new views and unusual perspectives that reveal who we are as human beings and the impact of our environment on our health.

10 a.m.—Noon
Weird and Wonderful: This session offers a joyful survey of surprising combinations and remarkable results. It’s about science and health trends that came out of left field, defied expectations or simply seem completely off the wall, in a good way.

1:30—3:20 p.m.
I Was Just Thinking Too Small: This session encourages us to step back and see the full picture, realizing that a narrow focus can be as limiting as it is productive.

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