Skip to main content

Events Calendar

TEDMED Live 2016 - Session 2



Date and Time

Thursday, December 1, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


  • Center for Health Sciences
  • CHS 123


Join Us for the Session 2 Simulcast of TEDMED Live 2016!

Topic:  Audacious

Location:  CHS 123

What if visionaries ruled the world?

All 25 Hive entrepreneurs will take the stage to share how their visionary ideas and innovations are affecting change in every area of health and medicine. This session will feature disruptive thinking applied to therapeutics for aging and the microbiome, new tools for diagnosing cancers, accessible models of global philanthropy, creative methods for delivering care to those in need, engaging public health initiatives, managing long-term disease, and much more.

Their work will be shared in short, 2 minute talks illuminating the powerful and central idea at the foundation of their innovation, given across four mini-themes, that link common threads from each game-changing idea:

  • Tremendously Tinywill explore small-scale innovations with big scale implications
  • Zoom out: highlights ideas that emerge when we seek broader perspectives
  • Public Spirit: merges altruistic vision with entrepreneurial ingenuity
  • Curveball: introduces creative disruption engaged with age old problems.

Joining this session is newly announced Sam Maher, our Transcendent Handpanner. His innovative and unique melodies are played on an emerging instrument, the handpan, which will complement the intriguing ideas presented during this session.

Simulcasts are free and open to students, faculty, staff and community healthcare providers.

Made Possible by:  The Grand Valley State University Office of the Vice Provost for Health and The School of Public, Nonprofit & Health Administration

RSVP for this event


Katie Branch or 616.331.5811



December 2016

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7