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Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Jessica Marino
Neha Misra embodies the notion that unexpected combinations can create unexpected good—a theme that inspires our annual SwitchPoint conference. Meet Neha below and get your tickets to hear her speak at SwitchPoint 2018.
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 by Nola Paterni
What I love most about these podcasts is that we get to hear about a side of the SwitchPoint speakers that we didn’t see during their presentations.
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 by Brian Southwell
Translating ideas from your head to the world can take many forms. In the last episode of our 3-part series on ideas, we learn how innovators present their ideas to the world. We hear stories about a parent tricking their child to perform, overcoming fears and other emotions, and finding peace.
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Brian Southwell
A spark of an idea does not always lead to innovation or sustainable change. In this episode, we explore how innovators at SwitchPoint 2017 develop their ideas through collaboration, communication, and sheer belief in the idea.
Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by Brian Southwell
In our first part of a 3-episode series, we visit SwitchPoint 2017 to gain insights on how people conceive ideas and where they draw their inspirations.
Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017 by Margarite Nathe
Every year, IntraHealth International hosts SwitchPoint, a conference that pulls together the smart, the curious, and the creative from all circles of humanitarian and global development work. And together, we work to solve the biggest problems of our day. You know, no big deal. Just kidding. It's huge. And now you can check out everything that happened at SwitchPoint 2017.
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by Chris Hendricks
I could tell you about the specific ideas we heard at SwitchPoint, the ones that would restore your faith in a unified world. I could walk you through the laundry list of geniuses there, but I find I would trip on their humility and courage. I could open up about the friendships there, held close to the heart despite miles of distance, but none of that would be enough. This event deserves something more.
Posted on Sunday, May 7, 2017 by Nupoor Kulkarni and McCall Wells
Innovation, progress, ideation—buzzwords that start to lose their meaning the more you hear them. In an era of apps, tweets, LinkedIn networking connections, and various other unique technological innovations, the goal of tech is to cross boundaries, and more than providing a service, to do “good” for society.
Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017 by Neal Lesh
I had the good fortune of attending and presenting at the 2017 SwitchPoint conference, organized by Intrahealth International, in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. SwitchPoint brings together musicians, innovators, health practitioners, and a wider range of people working in global health and humanitarian response, for a few days of information sharing and soul searching. By putting people who do not typically work together in the same, secluded space and juxtaposing ideas that are seemingly unrelated, the meeting sparks creativity and self-reflection in the speakers, as well as the attendees.
Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017 by Carol Bales
That’s Maria talking. The other health worker storytellers are listening. We all are. She’s describing the background to her story—the one about the six-year-old named Savannah in foster care. Maria met Savannah while working as a community health worker in Phoenix, Arizona. Maria could relate, she had been a foster child too.

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