I Received Social Media Credentials to Cover 2013 TEDMED!

Short Link: http://ehr.bz/tedmed

(Next three links added on 4/15/2013)

Cool! I’m one of 20 social media journalists credentialed to cover TEDMED (virtually April 16-18, then in person on April 19 at the Kennedy Center and George Washington University in Washington, DC).

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Below are some quotes from the Call for Participants…

Call for participants: Be a part of the story at TEDMED Great Challenges Day

Are you obsessed with the future of personalized medicine? Or perhaps its the unfolding advances in technology to improve the management of chronic disease that motivates you each morning? Do you tweet constantly about innovations in health? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be a perfect match for our never-before-done-opportunity.

The TEDMED Great Challenges program is inviting social media users to apply for credentials to attend its first ever Great Challenges Day at George Washington University on April 19th.

A maximum of 20 social media users will be credentialed to attend the event and will be given the same access as news media and bloggers in an effort to align the experience of social media representatives with those of traditional media.

Those receiving TEDMED Great Challenges social media credentials will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the final morning of TEDMED 2013 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
  • Participate in the first ever TEDMED Great Challenges Day at George Washington University in Washington, DC (Note: Transportation will be available between the Kennedy Center and the campus, and maps are available for walking between the sites)
  • Serve a critical role in sharing the discussions and discoveries from key speakers and breakout room dialogs throughout Great Challenges Day
  • Meet and interact with representatives from TEDMED and the TEDMED community of global thought leaders
  • Meet fellow health and medicine enthusiasts
  • Publish one (1) post, with byline attribution and author feature, on the TEDMED Blog

Social media credentials give users a chance to apply for the same access as journalists in an effort to align the access and experience of social media representatives with those of traditional media. People who actively collect, report, analyze and disseminate news on social networking platforms are encouraged to apply for media credentials. Selection is not random. All social media accreditation applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Those chosen must prove through the application and registration process they meet specific engagement criteria.

To join us at Great Challenges Day for this opportunity, you must have proven expertise on social media and demonstrate interest in furthering the critical discussions within health and medicine. Participants will share their experience through live tweeting speakers and sharing updates on social media. They will also have the opportunity to work with the editorial team at TEDMED to submit a blog post for blog.tedmed.com, with byline attribution and author spotlight.

This event is designed for people who:

  • Actively use multiple social networking platforms (Twitter, Google+, Facebook, others) and tools to disseminate information to a unique audience
  • Demonstrate an advanced, sophisticated awareness of social media engagement
  • Regularly produce new content that features multimedia elements.
  • Have the potential to reach a large number of people using digital platforms.
  • Reach a unique audience, separate and distinctive from traditional news media and/or TEDMED audiences.
  • Must have an established history of posting content on social media platforms.
  • Have previous postings that are highly visible, respected and widely recognized.

Users on all social networks are encouraged to use the hashtag #GreatChallenges.

[which are]

  • The Role of the Patient
  • Managing Chronic Diseases
  • The Obesity Crisis
  • The Caregiver Crisis
  • Eliminating Medical Errors
  • Achieving Medical Innovation
  • Reducing Childhood Obesity
  • End-of-life Care
  • Preparing for Dementia
  • Whole-Patient Care
  • Making Prevention Popular
  • Medical Communication
  • Faster Adoption of Best Practices
  • Addressing Healthcare Costs
  • Impact of Poverty on Health
  • Promoting Active Lifestyles
  • Inventing Wellness Programs
  • Causes of Sleep Deprivation
  • Impact of Stress
  • Future of Personalized Medicine

Suffice it to say, I’m honored and excited to be invited to cover TEDMED, virtually and in person, as a blogger, tweeter, and HatCam wearer!

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  1. Posted April 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Very cool. Looking forward to seeing you there. Although, I’m leaving Friday afternoon, so I think I’m going to miss the #GreatChallenges discussion. I should see you Friday morning though.

  2. chuckwebster
    Posted April 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic! Looking forward to your coverage! (HatCam interview?)

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