We will be at the Social Good Conference at Yale again this week – Maybe we’ll see you there!
Every year the Global Health and Innovation Conference has over 300 speakers and far too many workshops and subjects to choose from! We are grateful to again exhibit at the conference, and grateful to Unite for Sight for their leadership and organization of this important event, which runs all weekend in New Haven, CT. We offer coverage for both attendees and for speakers coming to the conference. We also offer health coverage for groups around the globe and their volunteers.
We are also happy to welcome our carrier, GeoBlue, to GHIC to help us answer client questions and to listen to our clients to serve them better. This form of engagement and listening is what makes GeoBlue a great international health insurance carrier as they create products to fit specific the specific needs and price point international non-profits and social entrepreneurs need. Visit our booth and say “hi” and hear what GeoBlue is doing to help our clients worldwide! We should be back at the top of the stairs once again this year! Doug Gulleson (our VP and Co-owner), Pei Hsieh (our Group Department Manager), and Mark Sequeira (Our Marketing Director) will also be in attendance.
This year’s keynotes at the Global Health and Innovation Conference:
Jordan Levy, Chief External Relations Officer, Ubuntu Pathways
Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University; University Professor, Columbia University; Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres
Sonia Sachs, Director of Health, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University; Health Coordinator, Millennium Villages Project; Director, One Million CHW Campaign
Medical professionals and medical students, community health workers, health policy advocates, directors and officers of non-profit organizations and foundations, those working with the environment, agriculture, energy, education, child health and development workers, scientists, philanthropists, investors, technologists, activists, social entrepreneurs and social business owners, student leaders,…all find valuable sessions to engage with and subjects to interact on.
There is also a strong social entrepreneurship and social business presence/track with workshops, lectures and awards, including social labs (more below).
See the list of GHIC seminars/workshops at
Some of the other GHIC tracks/subjects covered:
Philanthropy, investment, and organizational management
Research, monitoring, and evaluation in global health
Environment, energy, and agriculture
Film, photography, art & global health
Social media, communications, and marketing
Healthcare delivery models
Surgery & global health
Health policy and advocacy
Technology in global health
Health education and university education
“Advice from the experts” panels
Maternal and child health
Student leaders in global health
Social Impact Labs
“Innovative Initiatives” Information sessions
(See the videos at the bottom of this page)
Social Impact Labs at the Global Health and Innovation Conference allow selected speakers to present new ideas in a 5-minute pitch. Following each presenter’s 5-minute pitch, there is a 15-minute period for discussion and coaching with experts, questions, answers, as well as feedback from the audience. This allows conference attendees to hear about cutting-edge ideas from the presenters, while also hearing advice, and expertise of the expert panelists. (More follows below the image)
Over 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries will be there. Maybe we’ll see you there too, or start planning for 2019!
For more information and to get the latest news, join the Unite For Sight e-mail list, or join Unite For Sight’s Facebook page.
Of course, Good Neighbor Insurance and www.socialgoodinsurance.com are happy to help protect your workers overseas long-term, to offer excellent travel insurance to those coming to the GHIC, to provide coverage for those coming to the Global Health and Innovation Conference, those visiting the USA to raise funds, or on speaking engagements, as well as offer group travel insurance (team travel insurance for your short-term volunteers). Drop us an email at for more information.
For more information so you can plan to attend next year (or to get the latest news,) join the Unite For Sight e-mail list, or join Unite For Sight’s Facebook page.
Video from 2017 GHIC conference.
More about Unite for Sight
Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) non-profit global health delivery organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. Unite For Sight supports eye clinics in India, Ghana, and Honduras by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. To date, Unite For Sight has provided eye care to more than 2.5 million people worldwide, including more than 97,000 sight-restoring surgeries.
We scale our overall impact on global health delivery by developing and nurturing global health leaders. Global Impact Fellows learn how to apply Unite For Sight’s strategies to their current and future global health work. Global Health University includes idea incubator workshops, Certificate Programs related to global health and social entrepreneurship, fellowship and internship opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, and more than sixty online courses in our Global Health E-Library. Our annual Global Health & Innovation Conference in April convenes 2,200 participants from all 50 states and more than 50 countries to exchange ideas and strategies across all disciplines of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Our Social Entrepreneurship Institute in December of each year provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development.