9th Annual Social Good Summit

9th Annual Social Good Summit

23rd September, New York, USA

Tickets are now available for the 9th Annual Social Good Summit which is going to take place on the 23rd of September in New York, USA during the United Nations General Assembly Week. The 9th Social Good summit will focus on the role of technology and innovation in advancing inclusive global progress. The summit will be organised in collaboration between Mashable, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Foundation, 92nd Street Y. For details about the event, please visit the social good summit homepage and you can purchase the tickets here.

Summary of the event (from the UNDP webpage)

The annual Social Good Summit, a unique gathering of global thought leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and influential voices around the globe, today announced the initial roster of speakers for its 2018 edition. Taking place September 23 in New York during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Social Good Summit will focus on how technology and innovation can help advance global progress for everyone, everywhere. The Social Good Summit is a collaboration between Mashable, the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, and 92nd Street Y; tickets are available at socialgoodsummit.com.

As the international community converges on New York each September at the United Nations General Assembly to discuss and tackle issues of global importance, the Social Good Summit showcases the voices and ideas of an international community of concerned citizens. Using the hashtag #2030NOW, the summit brings together influential and inspirational experts who are passionate about media and technology as the drivers of meaningful change.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

●      Achim Steiner - Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

●      Amber Heard - Actress, Activist

●      Dennis Crowley - Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Foursquare

●      Henry Timms - President & CEO, 92nd Street Y

●      Kathy Calvin - President & CEO, United Nations Foundation

●      Monica Ramirez - Founder, Justice for Migrant Women

●      Nanette Cocero - Regional President, Emerging Markets, Pfizer Innovative Health

●      Padma Lakshmi - New York Times best-selling author, host/executive producer of “Top Chef,” and advocate for the UN Development Programme

●      Pete Cashmore - Founder, Mashable

●      Sonita Alizadeh - Rapper, Activist

●      Uzo Aduba - Emmy winning actress, Advocate and Heifer International Ambassador to Africa

●      Zubaida Bai - Founder and Chief Executive of Ayzh and UBS Global Visionary

To join..

●      In person: Tickets for the Social Good Summit are available now at socialgoodsummit.com

●      Online: The summit will be livestreamed on socialgoodsummit.com and available in eight different languages

●      Press: Applications are now open to join the Digital Media Lounge

The Social Good Summit is a part of Global Goals Week 2018, a collective effort to maximize the value of events and activations held during the opening of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) and focused on driving progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals.  Global Goals Week was originally piloted in 2016 by organizing partners Project Everyone, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN Foundation.

As the world tracks progress against the Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals) it has become increasingly clear that individuals, business, and governments must deeply collaborate — now more than ever — to ensure a world that is fair, just, and humane. The Social Good Summit is supported by a number of sponsors this year, including UBS and Pfizer, who share a commitment to advancing progress towards achievement of the Global Goals.