Global Health and Innovation Conference (April 12-13; Register Now)


Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 11th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 12 – Sunday, April 13, 2014

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

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 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register by January 31 to secure the lowest registration rate:

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

The conference’s confirmed speakers include:

Keynote Addresses

  • “Reducing Toxins to Protect Health: A Global Concern,” Arlene Blum, PhD, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley; Green Science Policy Institute
  • “Of Course it Matters, and We Know You Care, But Now, What are You Going To Do About It?” Seth Godin, Blogger, Agent of Change; New York Times Bestselling Author of Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us; Founder,
  • Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder and CEO, Stonyfield Farms

Health Education and University Education Initiatives in Global Health Speakers

  • “Global Education for American Medical Students,” Susan Hall Forster, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Medical Studies, Yale School of Medicine; Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Studies, Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale Health; Medical Director of Eye Department, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
  • “Teaching Global Health: What Should We Teach and How Can We Teach It?” Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, “Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101”

Health Policy & Advocacy

  • “The Paradox of Universal Health Access,” Elizabeth Bradley, Professor of Public Health, Yale University; Master, Branford College; Faculty Director, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute
  • “Do You Want to Make a Profound Difference on Global Health and Climate Change? Reclaiming Our Democracy Matters More than You Think!” Sam Daley-Harris, CEO, Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation, A Project of RESULTS Educational Fund
  • “Nutrition and the Politics of Food,” Michael Jacobson, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Mental and Neurological Health Speakers

  • “From Visibility to Transformation: Global Mental Health and the Post-2015 Agenda,” Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Director, Program in Global Mental Health, New York University School of Medicine; Senior Director for Psychiatric Services, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • “The Role of Mixed Research Methodologies in Global Mental Health Research,” Christina Borba, PhD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School; The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry; The MGH Schizophrenia Program

Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

  • “Global Change with a Local Impact: Saving Lives Through Innovation in Clean Energy – The Power of Social Enterprise,” Ron Bills, Chairman and CEO, Envirofit International
  • “What Moves You, Grabs You and Won’t Let You Go,” Eve Blossom, Founder, Lulan Artisans
  • “Building Modern Institutions on Traditional Values: The Case Studies of Rwanda and Haiti,” Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Social Media & Marketing Speakers

  • “The Difference it Makes: The Impact of Children’s Media on Achieving International Health Development Goals,” Charlotte Cole, Blue Butterfly Collaborative
  • “Engaging Young People in Social Change,” Dave DeLuca, Head of Campaigns, Do Something
  • “Creating Connected Awesomeness,” Scott Henderson, Managing Director, CauseShift

Technology in Global Health Speakers

  • “The Next [Global] Scientific Revolution,” Nina Dudnik, PhD, Founder & CEO, Seeding Labs
  • “Taking Heed of Maslow: Avoiding the Urge to Nail Every Health Challenge with the Technology Hammer,” Paul Ellingstad, Parter and Program Development Director, Sustainability and Social Innovation, Hewlett-Packard
  • “The Power of Health in Every Mama’s Hand: Using Mobile Technology to Educate and Empower Low-Income Mothers and Families,” Kirsten Gagnaire, Executive Director, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)

Complete conference details can be seen on the 2014 Global Health & Innovation Conference website.