SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT
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about the summit
The intersection of technology and new media has redefined our understanding of human progress. In the midst of this rapidly changing world, the Social Good Summit focuses on where we’re headed. Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Summit unites a lively community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders around a common theme: #2030NOW. A dynamic exploration of the world we want to live in by 2030, the Social Good Summit will focus on how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place.
The Social Good Summit is produced in partnership by:
Programming starts at 10:00 AM sharp
Remarks from the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern
Prime Minister Ardern
Moderated by: Julie Gichuru
Early Moments Matter
Prime Minister Ardern, Henrietta Fore, Suraiya Haque
Driving Change That Matters
Moderated by: Achim Steiner
Amplifying Our Voices: How Women are Leading the Call to Leave No One Behind
Padma Lakshmi, Ingrid Silva
Greg Attwells, Felicity McVay
3D Printing: Global Housing Solutions
We the Young Peoples
Introduction of the UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals
United States Youth Observer to the United Nations Remarks
Michael Scott Peters
Moderated by: Jessica Coen
Youth is Never Wasted on the Young
Lilly Singh, Jayathma Wickramanayake
Moderated by: Juju Chang
The Lion's Share
Farwiza Farhan, Marie Lalleman, Andy Pharoah, Achim Steiner,
Health Innovation Where It's Needed Most
The Untold Story of Girls & Mobile: The Digital Revolution & Who's Being Left Behind
Moderated by: Pete Cashmore
The Power of Blockchain for Social Change and Empowerment
Roya Mahboob, Enrica Porcari, Ben Siegel
How City Leaders are Stepping into SDG Action
Penny Abeywardena, Jan Vapaavuori
Moderated by: Asha Curran
Our Task: Health Solutions for the World's Most Vulnerable
Moderated by: Dia Mirza
Hope for a Healthy Planet
Erik Solheim, Miranda Wang
Moderated by: Monica Ramirez
Time is Up for Gender-Based Violence
Fatima Goss Graves, Joanne N. Smith
Moderated by: Kathy Calvin
Youth Already Leading
Moderated by: Arthur Potts Dawson
A Chef's Manifesto to Fight Hunger
Manal Al Alem, Anahita Dhondy
A Thirst for Change
Moderated by: Rebecca Ruiz
In Defense of Human Rights
A Hand Up
Why Partnership for Peace Must Start With Women
Moderated by: Elisha London
Access & Inclusion for Global Mental Health
Moderated by: Annie Colbert
Not Your Grandparents' Sex Ed.
Nicole Cushman, Riyadh Khalaf, Nick Kroll
Moderated by: Deepti Doshi
Building Global Communities
Moderated by: Rajesh Mirchandani
Nothing About Us Without Us
Commissioner for International Affairs, Mayor's Office for the City of New York
Emmy winning Actress, Advocate, and Heifer International Ambassador to Africa
Manal Al Alem
Rapper and Activist
Prime Minister, New Zealand
Founder & CEO of ayzh Inc. and UBS Global Visionary
President & CEO, United Nations Foundation
Emmy Award-Winning Co-Anchor of ABC News' "Nightline"
Regional President, Emerging Markets, Pfizer Innovative Health
SVP and Editor-In-Chief, Mashable
Executive Editor at Mashable
Founder of #DearFlintKids, Women's March Ambassador
Chief Innovation Officer, Director of Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact, 92nd Street Y
Executive Director of Answer, Advisor to AMAZE
Model, Actor, Deaf Activist
Conservationist, Sumatra Indonesia
Executive Director, UNICEF
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Founder of the Leymah Gbowee Foundation Africa, SDG Advocate
Entrepreneur and Media Personality
FATIMA GOSS GRAVES
President & CEO, National Women's Law Center
Actress, Activist, and Human Rights Champion, UN Human Rights
Global Ambassador, YouTube Creators for Change
Actor, Comedian, Writer & Producer
Head of Operations & Co-Founder, New Story
New York Times best-selling Author, Host/Executive Producer of "Top Chef," and Advocate for the UN Development Programme
Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Global Client Solutions, Nielsen
Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Chief Investment Office Americas, UBS Global Wealth Management
Founder & CEO, United For Global Mental Health
Founder of EdyEdy, Co-Founder & CEO of Digital Citizen Fund
First Lady, New York City
Chief Communications Officer, United Nations Foundation
Actress, Producer, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador
Assistant Administrator & Director of the Bureau of External Relations & Advocacy, UNDP
Filmmaker & Girl Education Advocate
MICHAEL SCOTT PETERS
United States Youth Observer to the United Nations
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability, Mars Incorporated
Chief Information Officer, World Food Programme
Arthur Potts Dawson
Chef, Eco Restauranteur
Founder, Justice for Migrant Women
Senior Features Writer, Mashable
Global Social Impact Project & Partnership Lead, ConsenSys
Professional Ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Activist, Founder of EmpowHer New York
Creator, Comedian, & UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Founder & Executive Director, Girls for Gender Equity
Executive Director of the UN Environment, Under-Secretary-General of the UN
Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
President & CEO, 92nd Street Y
Mayor of Helsinki, Finland
Mental Health Strategist, Writer, and Public Speaker
Founder & CEO, BioCellection, UN Environment Young Champion of the Earth
CEO, Save the Children UK
United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Social Good Summit?
The 2018 Social Good Summit is scheduled for Sunday, September 23. Follow @MashableEvents on Twitter for updates.
Who can attend the Social Good Summit?
The Summit is open to everyone; all you need to do is purchase a ticket.
Can members of the press attend?
When tickets go on sale, members of the press are invited to apply for the Digital Media Lounge--a designated workspace onsite for reporters and journalists from around the world. The lounge is equipped with Wi-Fi, workspace and a livestream of the stage.
What is the agenda for the Social Good Summit?
The 2018 agenda will be released in early September. You can watch past sessions on Mashable Experiential's YouTube channel.
What is the dress code for the Social Good Summit?
Recommended dress is business casual.
Do you accept speaker submissions?
The Social Good Summit is no longer accepting speaker submissions for 2018. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide regular status updates. If the Social Good Summit Speaker Team feels your suggested speaker is a strong fit for the year's program, a representative will be in touch.
When is the deadline for speaker applications?
While there is no official deadline for submitting speakers, we recommend submitting your application by the end of July.
My company is interested in sponsoring the Social Good Summit. Who should I reach out to?
Companies and organizations interested in sponsoring the Social Good Summit can reach out to email@example.com.
Can I volunteer to work at/for the Social Good Summit?
The Social Good Summit does not take volunteers.
Do you offer any discounted tickets?
The Social Good Summit offers student tickets for $50. Valid student photo ID must be shown at check-in.
How can I participate if I won’t be in New York?
The Social Good Summit is a global conversation! We invite everyone to participate online using the hashtag #2030NOW. All sessions are livestreamed, and are made available online shortly after the event. In conjunction with NY’s Summit, UNDP and +Social Good host hundreds of localized meetups around the globe. Find a meetup happening near you at UNDP.org or plussocialgood.org.
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