I'll be speaking at the SwitchPoint conference in Saxapahaw next week about Designing for the Fringe.
Care to join?
SwitchPoint is gathering of diverse global thinkers, merging ideas, sharing breakthroughs, tools and lessons to save lives in the developing world– with wide focus on innovation, technology and global health.
The conference brings extraordinary individuals from all over the world to Saxapahaw, NC’s Haw River Ballroom, which is a multi-level, riverside, geothermal and solar powered performance space located in the former dye house of an historic southern cotton mill.
SwitchPoint is part community building, part conference, part retreat, part performance and features both formal and informal presentations, microlabs, entertainment, and networking events with a single goal in mind; sharing and fostering unusual collaborations.
Speakers come from over 25 countries and represent a diverse array of disciplines.
BrainDance is a collaborative project bringing together dance choreographers, neuroscientists, physicians, philosophers and people with Parkinson's disease to explore movement.
Crisis Mappers Network, a large, active, international community of experts, practitioners, policymakers, technologists, researchers, journalists, scholars, hackers and skilled volunteers who are using technology, crowd-sourcing and crisis mapping to answer our humanitarian needs.
Banana fibers solve a problem for 50% of the developing world.
Peter and Peregrine are advocating for children and engineers to work together to create solutions.
Lisa Russell speaking about creating empowering film narratives. No more sad documentaries!
Neil Brandvold speaking on conflict journalism and what it's like to be a witness to culture changing moments.
I conducted a Workshop on Designing for the Fringe. Here are the ideas we brainstormed at this amazing conference.
At SwitchPoint I learned about RISC, Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues. RISC provides essential training for reporters in conflict areas.