Event

Social Good Summit 2013

The Social Good Summit is a three-day conference during UN Week in September that brings together entrepreneurs and thinkers to discuss how new media can help meet global challenges. The conference is organized by the UN Foundation, Mashable, 92nd St Y, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This year's event is based on the theme of "2030 Now". There are three components to the event: interaction with "Keynote Listeners," including Amina J. Mohamed, the UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on post-2015 development planning, and others; a Wesleyan University "massive-open-online-course" (MOOC) on "how to change the world"; and a segment on campaigns, innovations and digital solutions to the challenges of climate change, hosted by former US Vice-President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project. Other speakers include Anthony Lake, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF); Barbara Bush, Global Health Corps; and Matt Wallaert, BING.  

dates: 22-24 September 2013   venue: 92nd St Y and online, New York, New York 10017, United States   location: worldwide   contact: Boaz Paldi   phone: 212-906-6801   e-mail: boaz.paldi@undp.org   www: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/07/31/social-good-summit-2013-announces-new-speakers-first-group-of-keynote-listeners-and-massive-open-online-course-mooc-/
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