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Theme: Positive Disruption

This event occurred on
April 3, 2013
11:45am - 2:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Chapel Hill, NC
United States

TEDxChange 2013 – April 3

TEDXChangeChapelHill will be a live global simulcast with a local introduction by Dykki Settle of IntraHealth International at the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill.

Theme: Positive Disruption

Convened by Melinda French Gates.

Disruption is usually unwelcome. It represents conflict, chaos, and potential danger. We discourage disruptive behavior in our homes and our societies, often favoring passivity and compliance.

But disruption can be a positive – sometimes vital – catalyst for change. It can challenge old assumptions, ignite conversations, activate authorities and expose new possibilities. Disruption can shed a unique light on difficult issues, giving a fresh urgency and perspective to the challenges of our global community.

To solve the most intractable challenges in health and development, we need positive disruption. It is the path to true progress.

The Varsity Theare
The Varsity Theatre
123 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
United States
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Dykki Settle

Dykki Settle leads the efforts of IntraHealth and the global CapacityPlus project in health workforce informatics, taking a health worker-centered approach to the availability and use of high-quality information for better health. Dykki’s leadership areas include developing and implementing open source human resources for health information solutions, helping countries build absorptive capacity for new health technologies, and supporting regional and national health organizations to realize the power of open source for global health.

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