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Game Changers Summit 2015 Coverage

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The Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, explored how information and communications technology (ICT) can be used to help parts of the world left behind by the technological revolution.

Globally-renowned leaders spoke on helping solve problems in education, wellness, and community development by leveraging the world's growing access to cell towers, Internet and hardware. Learn how your congregation can be part of this innovative, technology-based mission. Read coverage of the event, see video and enjoy photos (above) from our Flickr feed.

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Global gadgets, small-town churches: Using the latest technology at home

At the 2015 Game Changers Summit, global experts showed how new technology is making a difference in developing countries. Can a local church use high tech at home? Yes! Read More

Maeghan Orton (center, in purple shirt) visits with villagers in Bumpe near Bo, Sierra Leone, about mobile phone technology. Orton is from Medic Mobile, a technology partner of United Methodist Communications. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. 2010 File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Women can be game changers through technology

Gender divides lead to digital divides and often women don’t get the important, life-changing messages they need to survive. Read More

The Rev. David Valera gives the sermon during morning worship at the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Conference attendees encouraged to ‘change the world’

Communications technology can overcome cultural barriers and help those in need, attendees at the 2015 Game Changers Summit are told. Read More

Revi Sterling speaks about the empowerment of women through the use of communications technology during the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

The church can help close the technology gap for women

“Women bear the biggest brunt of poverty, and if you don’t have access to information, you stay under-empowered,” said Revi Sterling at 2015 Game Changers Summit. Read More

The Rev. Neelley Hicks welcomes attendees to the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ground-breaking technologies mean empowerment

2015 Game Changers Summit features leaders in using modern technologies to empower the poor. Read More

A health care worker wearing rubber gloves and other protective gear prepares to administer fluids to an Ebola patient.  Screen save, United Methodist Communications

United Methodist church agency uses animation to battle Ebola

United Methodist Communications has collaborated with an award-winning animator to produce a video to inform on Ebola prevention. Read More

Isaac Broune (left) and April Gonzaga-Mercado lead a panel discussion on using communications as aid as part of the Game Changers Summit at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Grab your cell phone in typhoon, flood, or war

When disaster strikes a community, cell phones and other communication aids can help with emergency response and recovery. Read More

Eric Youngren (right) and John Macdonald view a solar-powered light during the Innovation Fair at the Game Changers Summit at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Text messaging can be lifesaving

Technology such as mass text messaging can be lifesaving Read More

State of ICT4D: Address by the Rev. Larry Hollon

United Methodist Communications' top exec addresses Game Changers Summit on how technology today is used for the social good. Read More

The Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau of the Democratic Republic of Congo gives the sermon during opening worship at the Game Changers Summit at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Leveraging information for development

Game Changers Summit draws people from nine countries to hear experts on how technology helps the social good. Read More