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The Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013
13.04.2013 - 14.04.2013
Yale University - New Haven


Presented by Unite For Sight, 10th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes more than 2,200 leaders, change makers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register here.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch abstract for consideration.

The conference's confirmed speakers to date include:

Keynote Addresses

Technology in Global Health Speakers

Design Thinking Speakers

Education Initiatives in Global Health Speakers

Environment, Energy, and Agriculture Speakers

Film, Photography, Art & Global Health Speakers

Healthcare Delivery Models and Impact Measurement

Health Policy & Advocacy

Maternal and Child Health Speakers

Non-Communicable Diseases Speakers

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Speakers

Philanthropy and Investment Speakers

Social Enterprise Speakers

Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

Social Media & Marketing Speakers

· "A Global Study of Marketing and Preschool Children: Young Children’s Awareness of Fast Food, Beverages, Chips & Candy, Alcohol, and Tobacco," Dina Borzekowski, EdD, Associate Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
· "The Medium, the Message, and the Muppets: How Sesame Workshop Delivers Locally-Specific Health Education Across the Globe," Charlotte Cole, Senior Vice President, Global Education, Sesame Workshop
· "Integrated Impact: Aligning Internal Resources and Engaging External Stakeholders to Make a Difference," Scott Henderson, Managing Director, CauseShift
· "Marketing Strategies for Non-Profit and For-Benefit Organizations," Naomi Hirabayashi, Director of Marketing, Do Something
· "The Animated Activist," Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media and Culture Shift
· "The Power of Dynamic Digital Storytelling," Linda Reinstein, President/CEO and Co-Founder, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

Surgery & Global Health Speakers

Water and Sanitation Speakers

· "A Candid Look at Monitoring, Evaluation and Resolution in WASH in Schools: New Data from the Field," Leslie Deroo, WASH in Schools Fellow, WASH Advocates
· "Increasing Cost Effectiveness in Rural Service Delivery: The Case of Dispensers for Safe Water," Katherine Hoffmann, Dispensers for Safe Water, Innovations for Poverty Action
· "Empowering Youth: Why WASH in Schools Matters," Elynn Walter, WASH in Schools Director, WASH Advocates

"Advice From The Experts" Panels

· "Careers in Social Entrepreneurship: Advice From The Experts"
· "Careers in Global Health: Advice From The Experts"
· More panels to be announced

Interactive Workshops

· "Camp for Orphans: Building Independence and Leadership Skills in At-Risk Youth,"Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University and Alyson Fox, Senior Program Manager, Global Partnership Program, SeriousFun Children's Network
· "Scaling Your Social Venture: Becoming an Impact Entrepreneur," Paul Bloom, Ph.D., Faculty Director, Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
· "The Practicalities of Where, When, and How to Implement Controlled Trials as Program Evaluation,"Paul Bolton, Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Judith Bass, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Applied Mental Health Research Group, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
· "The Coming Wave of Social Entrepreneurship," Jeffrey Church, Founder, Nika Water
· "What You Won't Learn in Business School: How to Structure a Social Enterprise for Real and Lasting Change," Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Co.
· "China Has an Africa Strategy; Does Africa Have a China Strategy?"Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
· "(Some!) Essentials of Global Health: Working from a Common Foundation," Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, "Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101"


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