Saxapahaw http://wunc.org en The Solar Suitcase: Sharing Big Ideas At SwitchPoint http://wunc.org/post/solar-suitcase-sharing-big-ideas-switchpoint <p></p><p>There's a fascinating conference happening Thursday and Friday at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw. It's called SwitchPoint. This is the conference for you if you're interested in things like using technology for good, social entrepreneurship and creativity/design.</p><p>The attendees are the kind of people who are doing the most interesting things in our society: printing 3-D organs, crowdsourcing crisis response via text, building medical devices out of broken toys.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:07:16 +0000 Carol Jackson & Eric Hodge 34365 at http://wunc.org The Solar Suitcase: Sharing Big Ideas At SwitchPoint Switchpoint http://wunc.org/post/switchpoint <p>Many people across the world don't have access to basic health care, but more than 90 percent of the population gets a mobile phone signal. Josh Nesbit, CEO of <a href="http://medicmobile.org/" target="_blank">Medic Mobile</a>, took advantage of that fact. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:23:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 4999 at http://wunc.org Switchpoint Meet Tom & Heather LaGarde http://wunc.org/post/meet-tom-heather-lagarde <p></p><p>Tom LaGarde was literally skating through his life after basketball stardom when he met his wife Heather. Tom played for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the mid 1970s, won an Olympic gold medal in 1976 and finished the decade in the NBA. He was running a program for at-risk kids in New York City that involved playing basketball while Rollerblading. Heather was in the crowd at one of these roller basketball games, their eyes met across the crowded court and they've been together ever since. Mon, 23 May 2011 18:20:47 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 9432 at http://wunc.org Meet Tom & Heather LaGarde