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2014 Social Good Summit Continues Expansion With Additional Speakers

August 21, 2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

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, is proud to announce the addition of Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell Inc.; Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank; Kweku Mandela, Co-Founder of Africa Rising and grandson of the late Nelson Mandela; Connie Britton, actress from Nashville and Friday Night Lights; Geena Rocero, supermodel and transgender activist; Liya Kebede, model and maternal health advocate; and tuning in live from around the world will be Pharrell and former President Jimmy Carter.

These world-class speakers join an already exciting lineup, which includes: Pete Cashmore, Founder and CEO of Mashable; Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme; Yael Maguire, Director, Facebook Connectivity Lab; Megan Smith, Vice President of Google[x]; and Troy Carter, Founder and CEO of the Atom Project.

Last year, the Social Good Summit was translated in seven different languages and people in more than 60 countries joined in by organizing in-person or online meetings in their own communities and connecting back to the Summit in New York City through video and social media on With the reach of the UN Development Programme's country offices, citizens from countries as far as Albania, El Salvador, South Sudan Lebanon, Zimbabwe and more joined the Social Good Summit to share their innovative ideas for the future of our world.

The Social Good Summit is a two-day conference that centers on the intersection of technology and social good hosted by Mashable, the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 92nd Street Y. The main event will be held at 92nd Street Y in New York City on Sept. 21-22, and meetups will be held around the world.


Press credentials will be given to press and bloggers from around the world to the Digital Media Lounge (DML). The DML is a fully-wired workspace at 92Y where you can report, network and organize interviews. Apply here.

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About the Social Good Summit Partners

The 2014 Social Good Summit is proudly presented by Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's 35 million unique visitors worldwide and 18 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

92nd Street Y

Now celebrating its 140th Anniversary, 92nd Street Y is a nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, with offerings that include wide-ranging conversations with the world's best minds and an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age with initiatives like #GivingTuesday, transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y's digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its Jewish heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit

United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals.

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people--especially those with the fewest resources--have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

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