I am on the 2016 TEDMED speaker review committee/research scholar i.e. I am among the group of people who will be reviewing potential speakers for this year’s event.
If you know someone (does not have to be an MD or PhD) who is doing great work in medicine, public health and policy or education (any aspect of healthcare including basic science research) and would be interested in giving such a talk, please nominate them here. It is a short form which needs their bio and pitch for a talk, also a speaking sample in public domain (i.e. YouTube or Vimeo) if available but not a necessity.
A little background about their nomination process: “There is no deadline to nominate a speaker, and we accept nominations year-round. Typically, we consider about 10,000 nominations for about ~50 spots on our stage, and are nearly done with the speaker selection process for this year. However, if we receive your nomination after we have completed the selection process, we will keep it in our database for future years.”
This year, the conference is from Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2016 in Palm Springs, California.
Feel free to forward this to your friends/colleagues and if you have more questions, email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org