Mashable, 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation present the second annual Social Good Summit. Held at the heart of UN week, the Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions.
The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges. It ignites conversations between a live audience in New York City and thousands around the world participating via Livestream.
The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together this September with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place.
Dates & Times:
Monday, September 19, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 22, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* Doors Open at 12:00 p.m. to the public
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Goals of the Summit:
Together, we will explore how communities and audiences are connecting with each other through social and digital innovations. We will share best practices and case studies. This will come in the form of keynote speeches, Q&As, conversations, case studies and networking sessions.
Each day, we will have sessions running from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
You may find the current agenda and schedule for the Social Good Summit here. Keep checking back for speaker additions and updates to the schedule:
Programs are subject to change. There are no refunds unless 92nd Street Y cancels an event. Please see additional policies and information here.
Last year's event:
Mashable & 92Y Social Good Summit 2010 Recap & Complete Videos
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
The UN Foundation, connects people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a public charity with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We are an advocate for the UN and its lifesaving work around the globe. We help the UN take its best work and ideas to scale through advocacy, partnerships, constituency building and fundraising:
92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. A community of communities, 92Y is a home for candid, thoughtful discussions on the most pressing issues of our time. We offer an outstanding range of experiences in the performing, literary and visual arts for both audiences and practitioners; unparalleled access to celebrated artists, teachers and thinkers; and a place to pursue personal journeys – spiritual, physical or intellectual. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y’s New York City venues, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. 92Y is an open door to extraordinary worlds.
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A Networked Society will bring many opportunities and challenges. As Ericsson works in the world, we aim to use our expertise and apply innovative solutions together with partners to make a real difference to peoples' lives, to buinss and to the economy, enabling change towards a more sustainable world. We call this Techonolgy for Good.
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