Social Good Summit

Social Good Summits (SGS) examine the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. YEL attended the SGS 2014 in New York and now the 2015 UK edition in London! Are you interested in social issues, new media, technology and politics? Join us at the +Social Good UK conference, organized by Mashable in co-operation with the United Nations Foundation! Apply here!

YEL at the Social Good Summit 2015 in London

    Impressions Social Good Summit 2013, by Mashable.

  • When: Friday March 27th, 12pm-5pm
  • Where: Central London, UK

Building on the annual Social Good Summits in New York, +Social Good UK is a half-day conference focusing on how technology and digital media are driving social change both within the United Kingdom and around the world. With the UK general election coming up in May, many social issues are on the table that will impact the Connected Generation. The Summit will bring together elected officials and activists with leaders and influencers from a variety of sectors, including new media and technology, to discuss the most important issues that are being highlighted in this year’s general election.

Speakers at the event include:

  • Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK
  • Eliot Higgins, Open Source Investigator & Founder of Brown Moses Blog
  • Belinda Parmar, Founder of Little Miss Geek and Lady Geek
  • Rob Schwartz, CEO of ClearlySo
  • Robyn Scott, Social Entrepreneur & Founder of Brothers For All
  • Aaron Sherinian, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer at the UN Foundation

This conference is a great opportunity for you to connect and debate with them. How can you get involved? YEL is looking for up to five delegates to do some live blogging and tweeting during the conference who will consequently benefit from free admission. You can also apply as a regular participant via YEL, benefiting from a 20% discount thanks to the ongoing support by the UN Foundation (a conference fee ~£38 instead of the ~£47 full price).

YEL is delighted to continue its collaboration with the UN Foundation, having sent a 10 person delegation to the Social Good Summit that took place in New York in September 2014.

YEL at the Social Good Summit 2014 in New York

YEL attended the Social Good Summit 2014 with a delegation of 10! This incredible opportunity was a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. Held during UN Week from September 21-22, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time (see list of speakers »). The theme, “#2030NOW, Connecting for Good, Connecting for All”, asks the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” During the Social Good Summit, global citizens around the world unite to unlock the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

  • What, when, where? All-access to the Social Good Summit 2014, September 21-22, New York, USA.
  • What’s happened in NYC? In addition to the Social Good Summit delegates:
    1. Participated in the United Nations Foundation’s exclusive-invite Masterclass, an intimate gathering of some Social Good Summit’s leading minds, bringing together top bloggers, problem solvers, big thinkers, leaders in social media, technology, and global development more details »;
    2. Joined small-group round-table discussions, led by Gates Foundation, Mashable, and the like;
    3. Publish on Young European Leadership’s media channels and the +SocialGood Summit blog reaching a large international audience;
    4. Engaged in dedicated sessions with other young delegates from around the entire world;
    5. Had the chance to network with leading change-makers, driven peers, and many more!
  • More info? Check for list of speakers and more background information! For specific questions contact, subject: “SGS 2014″.

  • Mr. Patrick Wei  @philipzorgman
  • From France
  • Patrick is a policy analyst with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Previously he was an investment analyst in Paris and Hong Kong. He has been a youth activist; focusing on education and global issues. Patrick co-founded Youth Diplomacy, a youth empowerment program based in Paris and holds a masters degree from Audencia Business School.

  • Mr. Tillmann Heidelk  @tillmannheidelk
  • From Germany
  • Based in Brussels, Tillmann is Co-Founder and President of Young European Leadership, an international nonprofit organization to empower young people in Europe and beyond. Tillmann is also a World Bank Consultant and doing his PhD focusing on education.

  • Ms. Barbora Bodnarova
  • From Slovakia
  • Barbora is a graduate student in international relations and development at Sciences Po (Paris, France) and MGIMO (Russia, Moscow). Over the recent years, she has been an intern for Open Dialogue Foundation in Kiev, US Steel in Slovakia, Oxford Microfinance Initiative, the Institute for Development Policy and conducted several field research projects across Eastern Europe related to microfinance, sustainable energy, and development economics.

  • Ms. Claire-Maire Foulquier-Gazagnes  @_cmfg
  • From France
  • Claire is a policy officer at Etalab, the French Prime Minister’s Task Force for Open government and Open data. She is also the founder of Save Yourself, an online platform providing survival kits to populations affected by natural disasters. Claire holds a double degree in Corporate and Public Management from Sciences Po and HEC Paris.

  • Ms. Isadora Hellegren  @Zelzadora
  • From Sweden
  • Isadora is affiliated with the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University since 2012. She is currently the project manager for the Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project and holds a Bachelor degree in Communication from Gothenburg University in Sweden.

  • Ms. Sabina Kravcakova  @SabiKravca
  • From Slovakia
  • Formerly the editor of UBC Journal of International Affairs. Sabina currently works at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vancouver. She is the Secretary General of Young European Leadership and holds a bachelor degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po and a BA in International Relations from University of British Columbia (Canada).

  • Ms. Alizée Lozach’meur  @Lizloz  @SenseCubeCC
  • From Slovakia
  • Alizée is the Co-Founder of MakeSense and the Founder of SenseCube, an growth-hacking program and a co-working space for social ventures and entrepreneurs based in Paris. Prior to this position, she was an investment analyst at SOS Group. She is a graduate from Sorbonne University and HEC Paris.

  • Mr. Ben Mason  @bct_mason  @betterplacelab
  • From UK
  • Ben is Captain for International Project for BetterPlace Lab, a think and do tank based in Berlin, that use digital technology to make the world a place more worth living. He has led several field projects in Ghana and Senegal in the social sector. Prior to his current position, Ben has interned at The Times and The Economist, he is also affiliated to Guernica Magazine. Ben holds a Bachelor degree in Philosophy and German from University of Oxford.

  • Mr. Jorge Morales Alfaro  @10Jama
  • From Mexico
  • Currently based in Mexico, Jorge is a Bachelor student in political science at ITAM (Mexico). He is the founder and chief editor of Paradigmas, a leading online Mexican student magazine.

  • Ms. Angela Jhanji  @AngelaJhanji
  • From UK
  • Currently based in Washington D.C., Angela is a strategy consultant at the World Bank. Prior to this position, Angela has worked with the United Nations Global Compact and the World Economic Forum on their sustainable projects. Back in the UK Angela has been an youth activist for several years, being namely a UN Youth Ambassador for UK from 2008 to 2011 and representing UK at the G20 Youth Summit in 2013 in St-Petersburg.