The Social Good Summit is September 22-24th. Join the Global Conversation.

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Social Good SummitThey just announced the 2013 Social Good Summit– September 22-24 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City!

The Social Good Summit is an annual event held during UN Week that unites people from around the world around one common theme: the power of social media, innovation and technology to solve our world’s greatest issues. From eradication of disease like polio, hunger, water, maternal health issues and more, there are so many issues to be a attacked. I went last year and it was amazing so I highly encourage you to come if you can.

If you’re a member of press or a bloggers, you can register here to attend for free.

World leaders, technology pioneers and grassroots innovators will be exploring how we can use of digital technology and innovation for social good can build a better future.  During the event, conversation will stream over Twitter and the hashtag #2030NOW and you’ll be able to partake in the global conversation. Last year Melinda Gates retweeted one of my tweets, which was so exciting.

Just look at the speaker line-up:

• Pete Cashmore, Mashable

• Helen Clark, UNDP

Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank

Michael Roth, Wesleyan University

Hans Vestberg, Ericsson

The Climate Reality Project

Zeenat Rahman, State Department

Astronaut Ron Garan, NASA

• Ian Somerhalder, RYOT & actor

Jack Andraka, Youth cancer researcher

Sarah Kramer, New York Times

You Can Be Part of a Growing Global Conversation

I’m really excited because this year’s summit will include creative new features like meet ups around the world to take place alongside the summit with prominent experts serving as Keynote Listeners.  The first class of Social Good Summit Keynote Listeners will be announced in July.

Registration for the global event is now open at

This year’s Social Good Summit will extend across the globe, reaching more communities than ever before.  Last year, people in more than 300 cities in 150 countries joined the summit conversation by organizing in-person or online meetings in their own communities and connecting via video and social media.  Through the newly launched +SocialGood platform and with the reach of the UN Development Programme’s country offices, the 2013 summit organizers will increase the number of meet ups in local communities around the world.  Meet ups currently scheduled to happen include Rwanda, Brazil, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Somalia and the Ukraine.  To get involved in a global meet up, go to:

About the Social Good Summit Partners

The 2013 Social Good Summit is presented by Mashable92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ericsson.

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