Heather Blanchard

Heather Blanchard

Communications Specialist

The Heather Blanchard keynotes shed light upon a humanitarian approach to technology. Blanchard believes that online databases can and should be used to mobilize scores of volunteers, especially during environmental crises.

Blanchard's cause received a great deal of attention during the onset of the Haiti earthquake. It was then that her organization CrisisCamp began to take shape, enabling droves of volunteers to help mitigate the situation. Her connection of passionate individuals with necessary tools via her network has provided critical aid, transforming her into a well-respected social entrepreneur.

Heather Blanchard's keynotes are supported by her belief that "everyone has something to give." And indeed, this is precisely the theory that her organization follows. By mobilizing ideas, languages and particular skills through a virtual world, Blanchard has promoted the power of online humanitarian efforts.

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