Uh ... this looks AWESOME. Just learned about it from Young Women Social Entrepreneurs.
Unite For Sight Global Health & Innovation 2010 Conference
When: April 17-18, 2010
Where: Yale University
RSVP (informally, of course) on Facebook.
Keynote speakers include Seth Godin, Jacqueline Novogratz, Jeffrey Sachs and Sonia Sachs. 2,200 participants from more than 55 countries in global health and international development, public health, eye care, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, human rights, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, public service, environmental health, and education. Submit your pitch to share your idea in global health, international development, or social entrepreneurship.
Ashoka's blog features a pitch for the conference, with this message:
With sessions like, “Creative Partnerships in Global Health”, “Social Entrepreneurship, Scalability, and Investments”, “Food Security and Producing Better Food”, “Village-based Models for Health”, “Women’s Health”, workshops on “Community Action in India” and Social Enterprise, and “The Cutting Edge in Infectious Diseases”, it is bound to be a thought provoking two days. Al Hammond will be speaking at the session “Corporations, Businesses, and Global Health” alongside Laura Herman, Managing Director of FSG Social Impact Advisors, Stephen Phillips, Medical Director at Exxon Mobile, and Brenda Colatrella, the Director of the Office of Corporate Responsibility and Global Policy Support at Merck.
Adding to the excitement is the inclusion of multiple “social enterprises pitches” sessions, in which people can pitch their idea for 5 minutes followed by a 5 minute Q&A. With sessions like these sprinkled throughout the conference, I am sure attendees will be kept on their toes.