Social Good Summit 2018

Event date: 23 September 2018 - 23 September 2018

City: New York
Country: USA
Website/register: Social Good Summit

SocialGoodSummit 2018


Description: 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.

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