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Jan 14, 2014 - Jan 14, 2014


As global attention turned to the World Economic Forum in Davos in late January, the +SocialGood community invited experts, leaders, innovators, UN and government representatives, and civil society -- people like you -- to participate in a one-day global conversation and social media surge on January 14, 2014. It took place one week ahead of this convening to raise awareness, drive action and share best practices about the global agenda. It featured eight hours of digital conversation and creative action.


Using the theme of #2030Now, these 30 minute twitter chats, G+ hangouts and Facebook chats allowed people to offer concrete ideas about advancement being made as we collectively power global progress over the next 15 years -- including how we can effectively support the next set of global development goals and create sustainable solutions by looking towards the world we want in 2030.

For a conversation this important we wanted everyone’s attention.

Questions that were part of the conversation:

1. What should world leaders, policy makers and influencers be thinking about as they prepare for high level conversations at Davos?

2. What innovations and emerging technologies are powering progress towards global goals?

3. How are new voices and perspectives shaping the global conversation —and thereby reshaping our world?

We kicked off the dialogue in Washington, DC at The World in 2050, an event hosted by the Diplomatic Courier, and then handed it off to the +SocialGood community around the globe.

Date – January 14, 2014

Time – 7:30 am ET – 5:00 pm ET

Hashtags - #2030Now, #WEF

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Schedule of Social Media Events:

7:30am Google Hangout: Introduction to WEF discussion

Location: Watch here

9:35-10:45am Livestreamed Event: Panel I of Diplomatic Courier’s “The World in 2050” event

Location: Watch part 1, part 2, and part 3 of the Livestream here.

10:30am Twitter Chat: Development Goals: 2015 and Beyond

Location: United Nations Foundation Twitter

11:00am Twitter Chat: Africa Rising: how technology is nurturing New Power in Africa

Location: Host Esther Agbarakwe’s Twitter, @estherclimate

12:00pm Twitter Chat: Staying One Step Ahead of the (Keeling) Curve: Technology, Innovation, and Climate Science

Location: United Nations Foundation Twitter

1:00pm Google Hangout: Developing a Healthier Tomorrow

Location: Watch here

1:30pm *Pending* Twitter Chat: Jeff Sachs Discusses the Global Agenda

Location: United Nations Foundation Twitter

2:00pm Google Hangout: "Youth, Innovation, and Society”

Location: Watch Here

2:30pm Google Hangout: Being the Change for Climate Change:

Location: Watch here

3:00pm Google Hangout: Big Issues Facing Countries Big & Small

Location: Watch Here

3:30 Google Hangout: The Reshaping of the World: Shifting Power from Traditional Hierarchies to Networked Heterarchies

Location: Watch Here

4:30pm Twitter Chat: You+Davos+SocialGood Wrap-Up

Location: +SocialGood Twitter

Continue the conversation! Join us for the following events:

January 15-21:

  • Follow along on Twitter via @plus_socialgood each day with leaders in philanthropy, business, government, and technology as we explore these topics. Then, tell us your thoughts using #2030Now and #WEF.

January 22, 1-2 PM CET:

  • Join us via Livestream at the World Economic Forum in Davos for a high-level discussion, framed by those leading some of the world's top examples of how emerging models can help us shape our world in coming decades and envision a bolder #2030NOW.

More information

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