This year marks a critical point in time where new technology has engaged a mass audience of users, players, and listeners. We are obsessed with the unprecedented connectivity and new-found amplified reach that social media provides for us. The tech news site Mashable, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation and 92nd Street Y, seeks to harness this enthusiasm for good at the 2nd Annual Social Good Summit.
The summit will take place September 19th - September 22nd, 2011. Doors open to the public at 12pm every day.
The event will be held at the Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Ave/92nd Street, New York City.
According to the Social Good Summit (SGS) website, the aim is to “[unite] a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges.” They believe that there is a certain “responsibility that comes with [digital power].” While this year’s agenda is not yet available, past conversations have included: lowering world poverty rates, eliminating wide-spread diseases, and regulating nuclear power.
With a host of distinguished guest speakers ranging from Lance Armstrong (Founder, LiveStrong) to Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel (President, E.W. Foundation for Humanity), Mashable plans to incite an active discussion about applicable, relevant solutions to world problems. According to the SGS video, they plan to make use of comments and input from Livestream viewers in addition to those from the live audience in New York City for a truly interactive event. Buy tickets or RSVP for the Livestream on the SGS website.
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