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SwitchPoint is a conference like no other. It’s where humanitarian innovation, global health, and technology collide.

If you have big ideas for greater global good—or want to discover the next big idea—you can’t afford to miss it. Our speakers are building medical devices out of broken toys, using drones and 3D printers to save lives, creating innovation hubs, crowdsourcing crisis response, driving policy, shaping investment, and mapping everything.

Come to SwitchPoint and find your people. Build unexpected collaborations. Make your partnerships count. And do some good, while you’re at it.

SwitchPoint is two days of:

  • powerful stage talks
  • hands-on microlabs
  • interactive networking
  • mentoring sessions
  • field trips
  • great food
  • live performances


Need a little extra info to seal the deal? Here are a few highlights:

  • Amazing program. 30+ main-stage presentations about the latest developments in human-centered design, global development, and technology, plus 20 hands-on microlabs, all give you a chance to put great ideas into practice.
  • Brilliant speakers. Hear engaging experts from IBM, Pfizer, MIT Media Lab, Tech Change, and many more. SwitchPoint brings extraordinary individuals from all over the world together to share breakthroughs, inventions, and experiences.
  • Not the usual networking. If you didn’t get a chance to bend the ear of your favorite presenter at a mentoring microlab, you’ll have another chance at the Thursday evening networking reception.
  • Nice extras. You’ll not only go home with some cool event swag, you’ll also have a chance to build your own Google cardboard glasses, play with 3D printers, and meet entrepreneurs from around the world. Not to mention the delicious breakfast and lunch each day and a choice of four fieldtrips