A Preview to Social Good Summit 2011

Next week, we will be at the Social Good Summit, a four-day summit hosted by the good guys at Mashable, UN Foundation and  92Y. This is a second year of a four-day event where technologists, influential minds, government officials, and activists will hob nob and come together to find the solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. Problems like education, health, malaria, etc. That and in addition, there will be 8 startups (that are changing the world!) competing for a $10,000 prize in a ‘Startup Challenge.’

The lineup of speakers include Ted Turner, Lance Amstrong, Muhammad Yunus, Pete Cashmore (in case you’ve been hiding in a cave, he’s the founder of Mashable – the most visited side for all things social media), actor Geena Davis, Ami Dar (if you’re looking for non-profit jobs, his site ‘Idealist’ is the go-to source), Scott Harrison (the Charity:Water guy), and many many more. You just have to see it yourself, here.

If you can’t be there in person, you can still watch the events online, via LiveStream. Check more details on SGS. Or check back for updates on this blog.

In case you miss the sneak preview to the big event, here is the audio of the conference call that took place yesterday. In the call, Pete Cashmore, Mashable Founder & CEO; Henry Timms, Director, 92Y Charles Simon Center for Adult Life and Learning; Kathy Calvin, UN Foundation CEO; and Randi Zuckerberg, R to Z Media Founder gave a preview of what’s coming up.


Author: Dewita

Co-founder Ecotwist Labs.

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