This conference blows my mind. I blogged about it last year, too. Probably THE conference I've never attended that I'd like to get to. Maybe next year? :)
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17
"A Meeting of Minds"--CNN
The conference convenes 2,200+ professionals and students from 55 countries who are interested in global health and international development, public health, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, filmmaking and photography, social media, philanthropy, microfinance, human rights, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, public service, environmental health, and education.
200 speakers, including keynote addresses by Ken Cook, Victoria Hale, Jeffrey Sachs, and Sonia Sachs. Social innovation sessions by CEOs and Directors of Save The Children, Ashoka, Endeavor, mothers2mothers, VillageReach, Water.org, and many others. The schedule is here.
Registration & Details here (Note that the registration rate increases after February 28). Stay current on Facebook.
In addition to the sessions with featured speakers, the conference also includes "Social Enterprise Pitch" Sessions and "Student Leaders in Global Health" Sessions.
Do you have an innovative idea or a new program in development? Submit your idea for presentation. Social enterprise pitches are accepted on a rolling application deadline, and the first quality pitches will be accepted for oral presentation. When the social enterprise pitch spots are filled to capacity, applications will no longer be accepted. See social enterprise pitch instructions on the conference website.