2nd Annual Social Good Summit Will Be Shared Around The World via LiveStream.com
This year, social media and new technology have shown their power to galvanize people and change society as never before.
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From the Arab Spring that was born on Facebook to fundraising relief after Japan's earthquake to political dramas played out on Twitter, recent events demonstrate the explosive impact of social media.
World leaders are actively navigating this new landscape and will gather during this fall's UN Week to mobilize around innovative ways to solve our biggest global problems. While the world's political leaders meet at the United Nations, a new set of global players will come together to build, challenge and enhance the dialogue about what's working, what's not, and what social media can do to bridge the gap between problems and solutions on the world stage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nobp3n6FHU).
Rising young leaders, using new media as their primary communication and collaboration tools, are helping each other use online power for positive global change. The 2nd Annual Social Good Summit, September 19-22 (during UN Week), presented by Mashable, 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, offers an open forum for dynamic new leaders, technologists, social entrepreneurs, bloggers, activists and the general public to leverage the power of new media to create a better world. This unique event puts new players in touch with global game-changers so they can map out innovative ways to improve lives around the globe.
Conversations will take place at 92Y in New York and will be shared around the world on the web via LiveStream.com. In the Digital Media Lounge, also onsite at 92Y, journalists, bloggers, tweeters, and concerned citizens will be reporting, discussing and sharing inspiration and ideas. Last year's Social Good Summit attracted some 1,500 attendees in New York City and more than 45,000 LiveStream viewers around the world.
A wide range of speakers – media mogul and activist Ted Turner, GE's Chief Marketing Officer Beth Comstock, micro-lending pioneer Muhammad Yunus, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, Senior Adviser to Hillary Clinton Alec Ross, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Elie Wiesel, peace activist Ronit Avni and many more – are scheduled to speak at the Summit. Among the topics under discussion are the Arab Spring, global health, human rights, women's rights, poverty alleviation, education, reinventing activism and peace in the Middle East.
"The Social Good Summit unites an extraordinary community of social entrepreneurs and new media leaders," said Ted Turner, Founder and Chairman of the UN Foundation. "They share a commitment to finding and sharing the best ways technology and media can solve the world's problems. As the world's attention turns to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly, these voices need to be heard. The people in this audience are the ones who will help the UN address some of the globe's toughest challenges."
Where: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave in New York City
When: Monday to Thursday, September 19-22
Speakers + Panels: 1 – 5 pm every day
Digital Lounge: 10 am – 6 pm every day
Many speakers stop into the Digital Lounge before or after their remarks for conversations and media interviews.
$30/day or $100 for a 4-day pass.
Media Credentials: http://mashable.com/sgs/bloggers/
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