Opening up the Conversation at the 2010 Nobel Laureates Conference
Powerful change often starts with conversations. At Skype, we are proud that our software is used to enable conversations that lead to the betterment of humankind. We saw that last week when Skype video calling was used to connect individuals from Africa, Europe, even other U.S. states, into the very important conversations taking place at 92nd Street Y about achieving the Millennium Development Goals at the Social Good Summit presented by Mashable, 92Y and the U.N. Foundation.
Thus, we are honored that through our partnership with 92Y we can continue bringing individuals into important conversations that lead to powerful changes, as will happen next week, October 5 – 6, during the 2010 Conference of Nobel Laureates. Presented by 92Y and the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, in partnership with Skype, the conference in New York City brings together Nobel Prize winners and business leaders for an intergenerational, multi-disciplinary discussion of pressing world issues and changes in corporate leadership.
Participating in the conference will be Professor Wiesel (Peace, 1986), Mario Molina (Chemistry, 1995), Roy Glauber (Physics, 2005) and Edmund Phelps (Economics, 2006) and leading entrepreneurs and advocates for change, including Arianna Huffington, Irshad Manji and The Economist’s Matthew Bishop among others. Skype video calling software will be used to bring selected guests who could not be at the conference into the private conversations that the laureates and business leaders will conduct throughout the day, as well as the public conversation that Professor Wiesel will have with David Axelrod, Senior Adviser to President Obama and the chief architect of Obama’s 2008 campaign.
We are excited about the potentially world-changing conversations that will take place during the Conference of Nobel Laureates. We are also thrilled that Skype has the opportunity to play a central role in broadening these conversations beyond just those individuals physically present.
For more information or to join the public event that will conclude the conference, please visit the 92Y website.