Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) 2017

Event Details
April 22, 2017 - 2:00am - April 23, 2017 - 2:00am
Yale University New Haven, CT 06520
United States

The Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) 2017 is the world’s largest global health conference and also the largest social entrepreneurship conference. GHIC boasts an attendance of 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 American states and from over 55 countries. This conference will address topics related to global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. GHIC will include 300 speakers who will present lectures and workshops on a wide variety of topics to conference attendees. Registration to attend GHIC is now open. Rates are currently discounted, but prices will continue increasing at the end of each month.

GHIC 2017’s Innovation Prize will be presented at the conference. GHIC 2017 is offering two cash prizes of $10,000 and $5,000 respectively for the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the conference. All conference registrants are eligible to apply for the Innovation Prize.

GHIC 2017 is currently accepting abstract submissions from potential presenters. Oral and poster abstracts and social impact pitches are merit-based and selective. Organizational information sessions are designed for non-profit or for-profit organizations to discuss their products or services and will be selected based on level of interest and relevance to conference participants. Deadlines are as follows:

  • The first submissions for oral and poster abstracts is August 31, 2016, the final submission deadline is September 30, 2016, and GHIC 2017 will announce decisions regarding acceptance on November 15, 2016.
  • Social impact pitch abstracts for oral presentation must be submitted by August 31, 2016 for priority round review and by September 30, 2016 for second round review.
  • “Innovative Initiatives” information session abstracts for oral presentation are due August 31, 2016 for priority round review and September 30, 2016 for second round review.
  • August 31, 2016 is also the priority submission deadline for GHIC’s Social Impact Labs.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Jeffrey Sachs
  • Sonia Sachs
  • Leana Wen
  • Additional speakers TBA