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Social Good Summit 2013

Social Good Summit 2013 #2030NOW

Social Good Summit 2013

From September 22-24, we joined our partners to host a global conversation with leading experts, advocates and innovators about how social media and technology can help address some of our world's biggest challenges.

Speakers including Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, astronaut Ron Garan, Zeenat Rahman, Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues at the U.S. Department of State, and many others discussed the theme of #2030NOW, which focuses on what kind of world we want in 2030 and how innovation can help make this world a reality.

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Press Coverage:

Al Gore: Climate and ‘democracy crisis’
By Jordan Malter, CNNMoney

J.J. Abrams At Mashable Summit: Movies That Heighten Awareness Will Make Us Live Long And Prosper
Huffington Post

World Food Programme beefing up its Syria program
By Tom Watkins, CNN

Ian Somerhalder: 'Vampire Diaries' Actor Received Golden Goody Award at the Social Good Summit in New York City
By Jenalyn Villamarin, International Business Times

Social good apps make helping others effortless
By Meghan Brennan,

Melinda Gates on Using Technology to Make Meaningful Connections
By Anrea Huspeni, Entrepreneur

The Easy Way Men Can Help end Violence Against Women
By Eleanor Goldberg, Huffington Post

Al Gore: ‘There needs to be a political price’ for ‘climate denial’
By Ben Geman, The Hill

Mobile phones have been a gift for development, says Jeffrey Sachs
By Liz Ford, The Guardian

The Power of Innovation And Technology To Change The World: An Inside Look At The 2013 Social Good Summit
By Rahim Kanani, Forbes

Kajol gets hands-on about handwashing
By Daily News, New York Daily News

Blog Posts:

7 UN Week Stories You May Have Missed
By Rick Parnell

7 Lessons From The Social Good Summit
By Jenni Lee

3 Amazing Moments From The Social Good Summit
By Jenni Lee

What’s The Word Out Of Social Good Summit Day 2?
By Jenni Lee

Girls' Education Champion Malala At The Social Good Summit
By Guest Blogger

Social Good Summit Day One
By Jenni Lee

Listening In: 7 Inspiring Quotes
By Jenni Lee

Here We Go! The Social Good Summit Starts Today
By Jenni Lee

About the Social Good Summit:

A three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions.

The Social Good Summit is a three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Held during UN Week from September 22-24, 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. The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place, and then to translate that potential into action.

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Find out more about the Keynote Listeners.

Look back at last year’s Social Good Summit.

Watch the Global Conversation in action.

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Social Good Summit 2013 #Instacorps:

In a new initiative, the partners of the Social Good Summit are joining Facebook and Instagram to launch #Instacorps –  a group of five digital photographers who will capture and share behind-the-scenes images on Instagram from the 2013 Social Good Summit and the United Nations General Assembly week in New York City.

From September 22-24, images from #Instacorps photographers combined with those of Instagram users from around the world, using the #Instacorps and #2030NOW hashtags, will raise awareness about the global issues that world leaders are discussing in New York City that affect us all. Leveraging Instagram’s strong social architecture and compelling visual environment, plus its global community of more than 130 million monthly active users, #Instacorps will bring compelling imagery to new audiences, expanding the dialogue on how we can work together for a brighter future and better world.

The inaugural class of #Instacorps photographers will include:

·      Ben Lowy, @benlowy
·      David Coventry, @davidcoventry
·      Maisie Crow, @MaisieCrow
·      Kerry Payne, @kerrypayne
·      Ben Fitch, @benfitch 

How you can spread the word:

Share this #Instacorps image on Instagram.

Learn more about #Instacorps.

The great thing about the Social Good Summit is that you can participate from wherever you live.  Learn more about how you can get involved in the +SocialGood Community.