WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Jack Reed is inviting all Rhode Islanders interested in the nexus of health care, creativity, and technology to watch a FREE live simulcast of TEDMED 2013 beginning this evening, Tuesday, April 16 at 8:00 pm through Friday, April 19.

This internationally-acclaimed conference, broadcast from the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC costs $5,000 to attend, but organizers are offering a free live simulcast.

TEDMED brings together some of the world's most innovative minds from the fields of science, medicine, research, technology, government, business, and the arts for a series of short talks focused on catalyzing innovation and change to improve the future of public health.

Rhode Islanders participating via the simulcast will get to hear the speakers and panelists and have the opportunity to make comments and engage in the dialogue.

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) President John Maeda will be among the TEDMED presenters focusing on design and discovery at this year’s TEDMED forum.  Additionally, RISD faculty and students created artwork for the conference and several RISD students will be at the Kennedy Center serving as graphic facilitators for “Great Challenges Day” on April 19 – creating images to depict the concepts discussed at selected lectures.

For log-in information and detailed instructions on how to access TEDMED Live, please email: TED_MED@reed.senate.gov

For the full schedule of presentations go to: http://www.tedmed.com