Social Good Summit: Big Ideas + New Media = Creative Solutions

This weekend the most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists are coming together at the Social Good Summit. (You can watch it live here).

I’m tweeting and blogging live from the event in New York City, September 22–24. Personally, I’m most excited  about seeing the founder of Mashable, The White House’s Chief Technology Officer, Deepak Chopra, the founder of Wikipedia, and a session on How Millennials Will Save The World. The full Agenda is available online here.

As a background on the event, the Social Good Summit is a three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Held during UN Week, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea:

The power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges.

The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists come together with one shared goal:

To unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place, and then to translate that potential into action.

People from around the world, in both the developed and the developing world, are uniting in person and online to participate in The Global Conversation – the world’s largest conversation on how technology can grow communities and improve life for all of us as we move toward being a networked society. The Social Good Summit here in New York City takes is just the beginning of the global conversation, which will continue online worldwide.

Watch the Summit Live Online

The entire summit will be streamed live on the Social Good Summit site. The New York event will be live streamed September 22, 1pm-6pm. EDT; September 23, 1pm-530pm. EDT and September 24, 11am-6pm EDT. On September 24, we’ll also be live streaming satellite events from Beijing, Mogadishu, and Nairobi from 2.30 am-11am EDT.

The 2012 Social Good Summit is presented by Mashable92nd Street Y, the United Nations FoundationEricsson, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.