How can we unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place? How do we use digital tools to solve our greatest challenges and plan a brighter future by 2030?
From 22-24 September in New York City, the 2013 Social Good Summit will unite a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss these and other important questions. The event is the fourth in the series of annual gatherings whose purpose is to bring the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the public on a global scale.
Innovative thinking is essential to the practice of global giving, and we’re encouraging WINGS members to join this exciting conversation. On 24 September Mashable will host Meetups all over the world to discuss what #2030NOW means to specific communities and how their visions relate within a global context. In the 2013 event preview Mashable said, “As a global community, we want to address one big question: Where are we trying to go by 2030, and how can digital tools help us get there?”
Organisations can join local events or plan their own, and communities can stay connected throughout the year via +SocialGood, a place where connectors can collaborate, share best practices, influence local and global agendas, and find new ways to translate their vision into action. Last year, nearly 300 communities around the world took part in the Social Good Summit.
To join this groundbreaking global conversation with your organisation or as an individual:
- Visit SGS online for more about the event, including agenda notes and speaker profiles.
- Take action by joining an SGS event or organising your own anywhere in the world.
- Join the +SocialGood community to stay connected throughout the year.
- Share your ideas on Twitter with #SGS2013 and #2030NOW.
- Tune in from 22-24 September.
Watch the July Google+ Hangout, led by UN Foundation’s Aaron Sherinian, here:
The Social Good Summit 2013 is brought to you by Mashable, the 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, Ericsson, the UN Development Programme and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.