About The Venue

  • Second day of Stanford MedX|Ed will take place at Quadrus Conference Center located at 2400 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Instructions – Quick Links:

Oral presentersLearning LabsWorkshops | Keynote speakers

Oral Presentation

  • Your presentation will be 12 minutes in length.
  • Please note that due to scheduling, we must insist that speakers do not exceed their allotted time. Unfortunately, there can be no exceptions with regard to the time allotted for the duration of your presentation. The chair in charge of moderating your session will stop your talk after 12 minutes regardless of whether you have finished giving your talk.
  • When you have finished preparing your slides please send us a copy with any attached files to stanfordmedx@gmail.com by Thursday, September 10, 2015. If you need to make changes to your slides after this date, we can accept updates up until Monday, September 21, 2015. Presentations will be loaded from an Apple Macbook computer for digital projection.
  • Under no circumstances will we be able to accept presentations once your session has begun, nor can we accommodate presentations from personal computers.

Learning Lab

  • Your learning lab will be 60 minutes in length.
  • Email us and tell us how you envision your Learning Lab with a list of your requests (e.g. supplies, projector, etc).
  • If you are presenting with slides, when you have finished preparing your slides please send us a copy with any attached files to stanfordmedx@gmail.com by Thursday, September 10, 2015. If you need to make changes to your slides after this date, we can accept updates up until Monday, September 21, 2015. Presentations will be loaded from an Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer for digital projection.
  • Under no circumstances will we be able to accept presentations once your session has begun, nor can we accommodate presentations from personal computers.

Workshop

  • Please format your workshop as a 90 minutes engaging session.
  • We seek deep exploration of a specific topic design thinking to solve problems in workshops that are handcrafted for our Medicine X audience.
  • Email us and tell us how you envision your workshop with a list of your requests (e.g. supplies, projector, etc).
  • If you are presenting with slides, when you have finished preparing your slides please send us a copy with any attached files to stanfordmedx@gmail.com by Thursday, September 10, 2015. If you need to make changes to your slides after this date, we can accept updates up until Monday, September 21, 2015. Presentations will be loaded from an Apple MacBook computer for digital projection.
  • Under no circumstances will we be able to accept presentations once your session has begun, nor can we accommodate presentations from personal computers.

Keynote Presentation

  • Your presentation will be 15-30 minutes in length.
  • Please note that due to scheduling, we must insist that speakers do not exceed their allotted time. Unfortunately, there can be no exceptions with regard to the time allotted for the duration of your presentation.
  • When you have finished preparing your slides please send us a copy with any attached files to stanfordmedx@gmail.com by Thursday, September 10, 2015. If you need to make changes to your slides after this date, we can accept updates up until Monday, September 21, 2015. Presentations will be loaded from an Apple MacBook computer for digital projection.
  • Under no circumstances will we be able to accept presentations once your session has begun, nor can we accommodate presentations from personal computers.

Tips

We greatly admire the well-rehearsed and impactful talks often presented by TED. Therefore, we would love to share with you some tips from the TED organization itself, to help you tailor your presentation:

1. Dream Big. Strive to create the best talk you have ever given. Reveal something never seen before. Do something the audience will remember forever. Share an idea that could change the world.

2. Show us the real you. Share your passions, your dreams… and also your fears. Be vulnerable. Speak of failure as well as success.

3. Make the complex plain. Don’t try to dazzle intellectually. Don’t speak in abstractions. Explain! Give examples. Tell stories. Be specific.

4. Connect with people’s emotions. Make us laugh! Make us cry!

5. Don’t flaunt your ego. Don’t boast. It’s the surest way to switch everyone off.

6. No selling from the stage! Unless we have specifically asked you to, do not talk about your company. And don’t even think about pitching your products or services or asking for funding from the stage. Please no calls to action to “visit our office” or “website.”

7. Feel free to comment on others speakers’ talks, to praise or to criticize. Controversy energizes!  Enthusiastic endorsement is powerful!

8. Don’t read your talk. Notes are fine. But if the choice is between reading or rambling, then read!

9. End your talk on time. Doing otherwise is to steal time from the people that follow you. We won’t allow it.

10. Rehearse your talk in front of a trusted friend…for timing, for clarity, for impact.