2017 Social Good Summit to be held Sunday, Sept. 17

This year’s Social Good Summit will take place on Sunday, September 17 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

Activists, innovators and world leaders will come together at the event to explore how the global community can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place by the year 2030.

The conference, brought by Mashable, the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme and the 92nd Street Y, is held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week. This year’s event will be held on one day only.

The theme for the 2017 summit is Future in Focus.

Scheduled speakers include actress, comedian and Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF Whoopi Goldberg; Game of Thrones star and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Broadway actress and singer Cynthia Erivo; ElsaMarie D’Silva, the CEO and founder of Safecity; journalist and human rights activist Joumana Haddad, Girl Up Teen Advisor Angie Jiang; Rebecca Martin, the director at the Center for Global Health CDC; MSNBC news anchor Lawrence O’Donnel; Carmen Perez, the executive director of The Gathering for Justice; The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir; Kathy Calvin, the president and CEO of the UN Foundation; Mashable founder and CEO Pete Cashmore; and many more.

This year’s summit is sponsored by American Family Insurance, Pfizer, Philips, and UBS.

For updates on the event follow @MashableEvents on Twitter.

Tickets for the 2017 Social Good Summit can be purchased here.

Everyone is invited to participate on social media using the hashtag #2030NOW. The event will also be live streamed.