Rising young leaders, using new media as their primary communication and collaboration tools, are helping each other use online power for positive global change. The 2nd Annual Social Good Summit, September 19-22 (during UN Week), presented by Mashable, 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, offers an open forum for dynamic new leaders, technologists, social entrepreneurs, bloggers, activists and the general public to leverage the power of new media to create a better world. This unique event puts new players in touch with global game-changers so they can map out innovative ways to improve lives around the globe.
Conversations will take place at 92Y in New York and will be shared around the world on the web via LiveStream.com. In the Digital Media Lounge, also onsite at 92Y, journalists, bloggers, tweeters, and concerned citizens will be reporting, discussing and sharing inspiration and ideas. Last year's Social Good Summit attracted some 1,500 attendees in New York City and more than 45,000 LiveStream viewers around the world.
A wide range of speakers - media mogul and activist Ted Turner, GE's Chief Marketing Officer Beth Comstock, micro-lending pioneer Muhammad Yunus, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, Senior Adviser to Hillary Clinton Alec Ross, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Elie Wiesel, human rights activist and filmmaker Ronit Avni and many more - are scheduled to speak at the Summit. Among the topics under discussion are the Arab Spring, global health, human rights, women's rights, poverty alleviation, education, reinventing activism and peace in the Middle East.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit: http://mashable.com/sgs/