Once again, the 2012 Social Good Summit will show the unparalleled effects of people connected together through social media and technology to change the world. It will coincide with the United Nations General Assembly meeting, which will take place on September 22 to 24.
Social Good Summit Program
For three days, the event will feature world leaders, digital experts, and social good innovators who will share ideas and inspiration on stage. The program will take at the following times:
- Saturday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Monday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will also have a special evening session on Sunday. It will include reception, entertainment, and surprise guests.
More About Social Good Summit
The Social Good Summit is an open forum that gives every participant a voice during the UN week. This is where world leaders and rising starts from technology, social media, and social good industries meet to outline the future.
For three days, the conversation will take place on stage in the digital media lounge and the opening reception and in the halls of 92Y. Additionally, the Digital Media Lounge will provide access to speaking sessions regarding UN week and digital journalism community. It will be equipped with Wi-Fi, which will be open from morning to evening throughout the event.
The venue will connect all members of the online press in one room to spark one-on-one interactions and thought-provoking conversations. However, the Digital Media Lounge will be exclusive to bloggers and journalists who want to cover the renowned names and pressing issues in technology and social good.
Social Good Summit Speakers
Aside from the must-see surprises, the 2012 Social Good Summit will also include some of the big names in the industry:
- Forest Whitaker – Artist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
- Mira Sorvino – Actress and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking
- Muhammad Yunus – Nobel Peace Prize Winners
- Nick Kristof – Columnist and Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner
- Rebecca Moore – Engineering Manager for Google Earth Outreach and Earth Engine Google Inc.
- Pete Cashmore – Mashable CEO and Founder
- America Ferrera – Actor and Producer
- Alexis Bledel – Actress
- Tim Pool – Independent Journalist
Ticket and Venue
The 2012 Social Good Summit will kick off on Saturday, at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY. Tickets are now available at EventBrite for $139, while an individual ticket for each day’s program can also be purchased. Ticket sale will end on September 22.