SwitchPoint 2012: Conference, Retreat, and Concert

30 Presenters, 1 Stage, 1 Day SwitchPoint 2012 was an unusual gathering of global thinkers and doers merging ideas, sharing breakthroughs, and finding solutions to save lives in the developing world. More than 400 participants from more than 20 countries came together on April 20 in Saxapahaw, North Carolina to see how the latest inventions, innovations, entrepreneurial ideas, principles, and change levers can dramatically increase global health equity. Created in the tradition of TED, SXSW, and Chicago Ideas Week, the event combined features of both conference and retreat by day, capped off with a benefit concert at night, with formal and informal presentations, interactive group activities, entertainment, and high-level networking. SwitchPoint motivated participants from diverse sectors to think across boundaries and channel their ingenuity and resources towards the fast-moving and challenging work of global health.


SwitchPoint 2012: Slideshow
More than 400 people from more than 20 countries gathered on April 20 in Saxapahaw, North Carolina for the first annual SwitchPoint Conference, Retreat, and Concert. View photos from the day. » Read more
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