Social Entrepreneurship Institute
December 2, 2016
Shubert Theater, New Haven, CT

Institute Information & Frequently Asked Questions

What is Unite For Sight?

The Social Entrepreneurship Institute is presented annually by Unite For Sight, a 501(c)(3) non-profit global health delivery organization. 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 million people worldwide, including more than 90,000 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 helps to affect widespread innovative change in global health through comprehensive webinars and training workshops, over 20 Global Health Certificate Programs, social enterprise consulting, and fellowship and internship opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Our annual Global Health & Innovation Conference 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.

Who attends the Social Entrepeneurship Institute?

What should I wear?

The Institute does not have a dress code. Most participants will tend to dress in business casual.

I do not have a checking account or a credit card. How can I register?

Please contact lmccormick@uniteforsight.org in order to receive details for a Western Union transfer to Unite For Sight.

I am not from the U.S. How can I obtain a Visa?

Is the registration fee refundable?

The registration fee is not refundable or transferable, as per the published policy on the registration page. Before submitting their registration, registrants are required to confirm their understanding that the registration is not refundable or transferable. Submission of the registration fee notifies Unite For Sight that the registrant plans to attend the Institute, and we plan for the comprehensive details associated with their attendance. Via the transaction, Unite For Sight makes an agreement with the attendee to coordinate all of the complex logistics that provide them with the opportunity to attend a well-organized, quality event, including all of their necessary materials and resources: quality conference venues, organized conference sessions with renowned speakers, an electronic conference pass and conference badge, Program Book, and much more. The preparation and provision of these materials and resources are available only to those who register to attend the Institute.

It is also important to note that any conference that allows refunds builds in a significant extra administrative fee into every conference ticket.  Those conferences also include an additional substantial administrative/processing fee for a refund.  The Institute keeps registration rates as low as possible, and the entire registration fee is lower than the refund/cancellation fees of most other conferences. 

Can a friend or assistant accompany me?

If you would like someone to accompany you to any Institute sessions, they first need to register and pay the associated registration fee.

Who should I contact if I have other questions?

You may send an email to Lanch McCormick at lmccormick@uniteforsight.org.