The Social Good Summit will take place as the UN General Assembly convenes for its annual meeting. This year’s theme, #2030NOW, will challenge participants to imagine the world we want in 2030 and share solutions, lessons learned, and ideas about how technology and social media can help create it. #2030NOW builds on the UN-led process to craft a post-2015 development agenda that will follow and accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals.
Summit participants will support the UN’s long-term goals by focusing on the following question: Will the solutions we are creating in today’s digital world truly have a lasting impact on our future? Whatever global challenges we face, we know that quick and simple fixes are not always the best for deep-rooted problems. #2030NOW will confront the status quo of social media and social change by forcing participants to think about how to take technology and innovation to the next level.
For the first time ever, Miami will team up with some of the world’s top global leaders to flip traditional roles played during various UN Week assemblies. Alex de Carvalho , Regional Development Director of South Florida Constant Contact, and Lorena Garcia Duran, South Florida Director of Ashoka, are among the first big names to join the Social Good Summit in Miami as the inaugural class of “Keynote Listeners.”
“Keynote Listeners” will spend time interacting with SGS participants in a live panel discussion, to hear their thoughts about how we tackle our world’s biggest challenges. Panelists will offer their unique perspectives on the views voiced by social entrepreneurs, innovators and young global thinkers at the heart of the Dade/Broward community.
A Growing Global Conversation -
This year’s Social Good Summit will extend across the globe, reaching more communities than ever before. Last year, people in more than 300 cities in 150 countries joined the summit conversation by organizing in-person or online meetings in their own communities and connecting via video and social media. Through the newly launched +SocialGood platform and with the reach of the UN Development Programme’s country offices, the 2013 summit organizers will increase the number of meet ups in local communities around the world. Meet ups currently scheduled to happen include Rwanda, Brazil, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Somalia and the Ukraine.
First-Ever Climate Segment & New Speakers -
Former Vice-President Al Gore, and The Climate Reality Project will host the Summit’s first-ever segment of the program dedicated solely to climate and environment innovation. Players such as Steve Howard (IKEA), Kandeh Yumkella (UNIDO), Parker Liautaud (polar researcher), Jody Williams (Nobel Laureate) and more will join this portion of the agenda to bring to light cutting-edge campaigns, technologies and digital solutions that are propelling a new generation of thinking around how we tackle climate change.
The 2013 Social Good Summit roster is made up of a unique mix of notable speakers to share their visions for the future. This group includes individuals such as:
Doug Rushkoff, Author
Anthony Lake, UNICEF
Matt Wallaert, BING
Barbara Bush, Global Health Corps
Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker
Rajesh Mirchandani, BBC
Maranda Pleasant, ORIGIN Magazine
Ned Breslin, Water for People
Pat Christen, HopeLab
Anastasia Khoo, Human Rights Campaign
Matt Mahan, Causes.com
DJ Spooky, Artist
Liba Rubenstein, Tumblr
Elise Pearlstein, Participant Media
Pete Cashmore, Mashable
Helen Clark, UNDP
Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank
Michael Roth, Wesleyan University
Hans Vestberg, Ericsson
The Climate Reality Project
Zeenat Rahman, State Department
Astronaut Ron Garan, NASA
Ian Somerhalder, RYOT & actor
Jack Andraka, Youth cancer researcher
Sarah Kramer, New York Times
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For information please contact:
Michelle Dow, info(at)socialgoodsummitmiami(dot)com, 347-882-5515
The LAB Miami
The LAB Miami is a campus for social and tech innovation that supports an entrepreneurial community of creatives that learn, act & build together.
Danny Lafuente, danny(at)thelabmiami(dot)com, 305-496-444
Soul of Miami
The Soul Of Miami is one of the most popular local event sites in south Florida, listing all sorts of events from all over the area: charity, arts, happy hours, concerts, networkers, nightlife, fairs, festivals and so much more.
James Echols, james(at)soulofmiami(dot)org, 305-494-5992
Miami’s epicenter for cutting-edge museum quality urban murals debuted in conjunction with Art Basel in 2009 featuring the work of internationally renowned artists on the walls of six separate warehouse buildings and continues to grow with new murals projects, and exhibitions annually.
Goldman Properties’ Wynwood Walls, bcpr(at)brustmancarrinopr(dot)com
Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation.
Trevor Gowan, Trevor(at)Mashable(dot)com, 646-747-6796
92nd Street Y
92Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life.
Sarah Morton, smorton(at)92Y(dot)org, 212-415-5435
United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach.
Joshua Lamont, jlamont(at)unfoundation(dot)org, 202-887-9040
United Nations Development Programme
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone.
Boaz Paldi, boaz(dot)paldi(at)undp(dot)org, 212-906-6801
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services.
Kathy Egan, kathy(dot)egan(at)ericsson(dot)com, 212-843-8422
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.