As we move toward an increasingly connected society, people around the world are gaining access to digital tools and technologies to solve global issues. Millions are using social media to to debate, discuss and act on both the challenges and opportunities we all face. This Sept. 22-24, the 2012 Social Good Summit will highlight solutions to the most pressing problems shared around the globe.
Brought to you by Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, Ericsson, the U.N. Development Programme and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the third annual Social Good Summit promises to once again showcase the unparalleled effects of citizens united through social media and technology to change the world.
From detailed discussions on mobile technology, women’s economic empowerment, citizen journalism and global health to broader, inspirational talks on kindness and spirituality, few topics will go untouched at the 2012 Social Good Summit.
This year, the Social Good Summit will be more engaging than ever. On Sept. 24, 2012 we’re hosting The Global Conversation — the world’s largest discussion on technology’s potential to grow communities.
We are inviting people all over the world to create and join Mashable Meetups in order to connect with people around the biggest challenges facing our planet. And we’re all answering the same big question: How can new technology and new media create solutions for the biggest problems facing my community?
You can learn how to take action by visiting the Social Good Summit site, which provides tools on how to create your very own Mashable Meetup: Take Action.
Join us in New York City for the Social Good Summit or attend one of the several meetups occurring globally!
Social Good Summit Confirmed Speakers:
Todd Park, CTO, United States
Forest Whitaker, Artist & UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Nick Kristof, Columnist & Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner, The New York Times
Rebecca Moore, Engineering Manager Google Earth Outreach & Earth Engine Google, Inc.
Hans Vestberg, President & CEO, Ericsson
Deepak Chopra, New York Times Bestselling Author & Founder, The Chopra Foundation
Wendy Harman, Director, Social Strategy, American Red Cross
Ramy Raoof, Egyptian Blogger & Human Rights Defender, Egyptian Blog for Human Rights
Pete Cashmore, CEO & Founder, Mashable
Kathy Calvin, CEO, United Nations Foundation
Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Larry Irving, Co-Founder, Mobile Alliance for Global Good
David Kobia, Director of Technology Development, Ushahidi
TMS “Teddy” Ruge, Co-Founder, Project Diaspora
Further details and speakers will be announced soon on Mashable.