Skype Joins Mashable, 92nd Street Y & United Nations Foundation in Launching a Discussion on Social Good
At Skype, we know the power of conversation. We know that just one conversation can spark incredible ideas. Ideas that address the world’s most intractable problems – like hunger, poverty and disease. We also know that all too often conversations on these subjects are limited to the inner circles of world leaders, politicians and think tanks. That’s why we are so proud to join 92nd Street Y, Mashable and the United Nations Foundation in opening up the conversation around social good.
On September 20, Skype video calling will be used to connect leaders from the online, business, policy and media worlds to the Mashable and 92Y Social Good Summit. At the summit, top minds in digital media will come together to discuss how technology and social networks can play a leading role in addressing the U.N.’s “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs). Participating speakers include Pete Cashmore, CEO/Founder of Mashable, Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and founder of Jumo, Susan Smith Ellis, CEO of (RED), and Ted Turner, the Chairman of Turner Enterprises, among others.
The Social Good Summit takes place during United Nations Week, which plays host to the annual General Assembly and a historic summit on global issues known as the “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs). The Social Good Summit will be open to the public and will enable millions to join the conversation via livestreaming.
Skype will also play a central role in the UN Foundation and Mashable-sponsored Digital Media Lounge, which will be hosted at 92Y throughout UN Week, September 21-24, allowing real-time, face-to-face communications. The fully wired lounge will provide the online community exclusive access to high-level UN officials and international leaders. Bringing UN closed-door conversations out in the open, experts in poverty, hunger, HIV/AIDs, women’s health, and climate change will be able to connect with bloggers and journalists both in person and through Skype video calling interview facilities.
We hope you’ll join us and lend your voice to the conversations on social good taking place during UN Week. You can participate by ordering tickets for the Social Good Summit here or watching the livestream via Skype’s Facebook page.