Mashable and Social Good Partners Announce +SocialGood UK

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Mashable to host a half-day conference in London focusing on how technology is driving social change around the world on March 27, 2015.

Mashable, the leading media company for the Connected Generation, and its Social Good Summit partners today announced it will host +SocialGood UK, a half-day conference focusing on how technology and digital are driving social change in the United Kingdom, Europe and around the world.

Recognizing that the voices and ideas of concerned global citizens connected by social media and technology can be powerful forces for change, Mashable, the United Nations Foundation, 92nd Street Y, and the United Nations Development Programme continue to look for new and effective ways of bringing that conversation offline with conferences like +SocialGood UK.

“With the UK general election taking place later this year, many social issues are on the table that will impact not just the British population, but the Connected Generation globally,” said Stacy Martinet, Chief Marketing Officer of Mashable. “We felt that there was no better time than now to bring the Social Good movement and energize the global +SocialGood community in London. We couldn’t be more excited to convene some of the most influential minds to discuss the pressing issues of our day.”

+SocialGood UK, like Social Good Summit, will continue to utilize the hashtag #2030NOW to bring audiences from around the world into the discussion.

Mashable and its Social Good Summit partners look to foster the trend of the Connected Generation embracing and interacting with content about how tech and digital are affecting important issues like local and global economics, climate and energy change, and urban and overall social developments, by bringing that conversation to life offline.

+SocialGood UK will convene elected officials, leaders in new media, technology, activists and more to discuss the most important issues being highlighted in this year’s UK general election.

As the home of Mashable’s second largest audience globally, the location of its first full international office, and a large hub for the digital revolution, the UK audience is invested in how digital is changing the world and how they can have a voice in both global and local issues.

+SocialGood UK will draw from the successful model of the +SocialGood community. It’s inspired by the annual Social Good Summit, held each September in New York alongside the UN General Assembly Week, which aims to open the dialogues taking place around the UN General Assembly to citizens including innovators, activists and entrepreneurs around the globe.

+SocialGood conferences have been held across the world in cities like New York, Rio De Janeiro, India, Mogadishu and Hong Kong, with lively and active participation from young and seasoned entrepreneurs, industries, eminent philanthropists, activists, social media experts and government organizations.

The goal of the Social Good Summit and +SocialGood UK is to empower people everywhere to have their voices heard. The Social Good movement provides a shared platform for a global call to action to create the kind of world we want and identify innovations that can help make that world a reality.

If you would like to attend the conference, tickets to +SocialGood UK can be found here.

Speaker applications can be found here.

Press credentials can be accessed here.

Mashable
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 42 million unique visitors worldwide and 21 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, Los Angeles and London.

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. Learn more at http://www.unfoundation.org

92nd Street Y
92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world’s best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining the community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday, launched by 92Y in 2012 as a day to celebrate and promote giving. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. Established in 1874, 92Y embraces its Jewish heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit http://www.92Y.org.

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.

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