City: Rio de Janiero
Description: Rio+Social promises to be one of the most important gatherings of technology, social media and global leaders in the history of South America. This global conversation, focusing on topics related to #SocialGood and how new media can help foster positive solutions to the world’s biggest problems, comes at a time when the world gathers to discuss issues that affect us all.
Topics of conversation from the stage will include how technology, digital and social media can impact the major issues being considered at Rio + 20, including: energy, cities, jobs, food, water, women, oceans, and disasters. A major emphasis of UN Secretary-General Ban and the UN system is the SG’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, so this will a priority for discussion.
Major international personalities (including some of the most influential creative talents who drive top-10 communities in the social media space) are already on-board to participate and build international attention around Rio+Social. These advocates have been chosen because of the international leadership in sustainable development and because of their expertise and belief in the power of technology and social media to inspirelasting change. Preliminary names include: Pete Cashmore, Ted Turner, Dr. Gro Bruntland, Fabio Barbosa.