PGSA Picks are recommendations from fellow Paysonites for development-related events throughout the New Orleans area and beyond. PGSA is the acronym for Payson Graduate Student Association, a student-lead body dedicated to fostering a strong sense of community among Payson Center students (aka “Paysonites”).

Social Good Summit

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Monday, September 22, 2014 -
10:45am to 5:00pm

The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and voices from around the world, will challenge speakers, participants and a growing worldwide community to explore how technology and new media can be leveraged to benefit people everywhere, to create a better world by the year 2030.

A unique mix of speakers will share their visions for the future, including:

  • Troy Carter, Founder and CEO, Atom Factory
  • Pete Cashmore, Founder and CEO, Mashable
  • Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
  • Yael Maguire, Director, Facebook Connectivity Lab
  • Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace
  • Avi Reichental, CEO, 3D Systems
  • Megan Smith, Vice President at Google X
  • Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate and Founder, Grameen Bank

New speakers will be announced every week between now and September. Join the #2030NOW conversation online! 

Be a part of the world’s largest conversation on how technology can foster creative connections and new ideas to improve life for all of us. Join us for the 2014 Social Good Summit, brought to you by Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Last year, people in over 300 cities in 150 countries joined the Summit conversation happening in New York City by organizing in-person or online meetings in their own communities, and connecting via video and social media. Once again, this year’s Summit will be a GLOBAL CONVERSATION and we want you to take part!

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