Published on Sunday July 14th, 2013
By Andrea M. Meek


This year's Social Good Summit will be held in New York at the 92nd Street Y from September 22-24.

The 2013 event will address how our actions as a global community today will impact the future. With this look ahead, the hashtag to follow for Social Good Summit 2013 is #2030NOW.

During a Google+ hangout hosted on July 1 to discuss the upcoming conference, Jennifer Diamond, Mashable’s events marketing manager, encouraged participants to use the #2030NOW hashtag across multiple platforms "to talk about how we're using digital solutions now to think about the future and the long-term leading up to 2030."

Asha Curran, 92Y’s director of innovation, said that, as always, everyone could expect "really thoughtful, high impact, sometimes irreverent, sometimes funny programming on our stage." She added that this year's conversation will include a look at the Supreme Court's landmark decision on marriage equality and the ways technology can impact LGBT rights across the globe, as well as the issue of cyberbullying and "how everybody has a responsibility to make sure that social media is used to encourage kindness and tolerance."

Curran also announced the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) being launched in partnership with Wesleyan University. Entitled "How to Change the World," the MOOC will begin about six weeks after the summit.

Confirmed speakers for the three-day conference include Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore, astronaut Ron Garan, actor and activist Ian Somerhalder, New York Times editor Sarah Kramer, youth cancer researcher Jack Andraka, Wesleyan president Michael Roth, and The Climate Reality Project, among others.

Now in its fourth year, the Social Good Summit is sponsored by Mashable, the 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, Ericsson, the U.N. Development Programme and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

For more information about the summit, including how to buy tickets to the NYC event, visit Mashable's Social Good Summit website.

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