TEDx San Francisco and UCSF Present '7 Billion Well: Re-Imagining Global Health' on Saturday


Sir Richard Feachem, director of the Global Health Group at UCSF Global Health Sciences, Deepak Chopra and Michele Berry discuss the significance of TEDxSF, a full day of discussion on the science, solutions and inspiration for a healthy, well population, at UCSF Mission Bay.

TEDx San Francisco and UCSF Global Health Sciences are uniting forces for the first time ever to showcase "7 Billion Well," a global health-focused TEDx event on November 10.

The goal is to create a community of diverse individuals who converse on ideas worth sharing and drive idea formation to innovate, revolutionize, and change the world in the global health sciences realm.

Crucial questions will be explored addressing the cutting-edge intersection of scientific research, medicine, technology, and industry in global health in the spirit of celebrating traditions that include the healing and performing arts, through music, dance, and media.

Those who can’t experience TEDxSF “7 Billion Well: Re-Imagining Global Health” in person this Saturday, can join online for the free, live webcast at tedxsf.org.

This TEDx San Francisco event, supported by UCSF Global Health Sciences, is a full day on the science, solutions and inspiration for a healthy, well population.

Dynamic Speakers

Thirty speakers from academia, Silicon Valley, social justice organizations and the arts will give short, dynamic talks on a variety of topics related to global health.

7 Billion Well: Re-Imagining Global Health

Visit TEDxSF.org for up-to-date program information and speaker bios.

Meet the renowned researchers, inventors, authors, and performers who will speak, including:

  • Atul Butte, associate professor, Stanford University
  • Elissa Epel, associate professor, UCSF
  • Jess Ghannam, clinical professor, UCSF
  • Naveen Jain, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and tech pioneer
  • Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, and founder, Kholsa Ventures
  • Suellen Miller, Safe Motherhood Program, UCSF
  • Dean Ornish, clinical professor, UCSF
  • Jaime Sepulveda, executive director, UCSF Global Health Sciences
  • Gavin Yamey, UCSF Global Health Group

Event Details

  • Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF: 1675 Owens St., San Francisco, CA
  • Doors at 10 a.m., with pre-event massage and mini yoga from OneExhale, Headstand and the Wellness Source, and coffee/tea service.Auditorium opens at 10:45. Program begins promptly at 11 a.m.
  • Boxed lunch with vegan and omnivore options, afternoon break with juice bBar and eine/light appetizers from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
  • After party for attendees: This party requires that a separate ticket be purchased for $40; includes dinner, drinks and entertainment. 
  • Public transit and ride sharing:  Muni: T-Third Metro Line picks up at the 4th and King Street Caltrain Station and the Embarcadero BART station. Stop: UCSF Mission Bay Station on 3rd Street opposite the campus, map it here.
  • Parking: Parking garage on site, attached to the Conference Center. It is $28 for the day, so plan ahead. There is a surface lot down the block for $2.50 for the day.