Two Climate Week NYC events shining the spotlight on tech innovation

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30 July 2015

NEW YORK: On the fast-growing schedule for Climate Week NYC 2015 are two events uniting dynamic leaders to examine the impact of technology, innovation and media on climate change.

The Social Good Summit, a two-day conference hosted by Mashable from September 27-28, explores the possibilities that “new goals, new power and new technology” can create a better future.

Plugging into a poised international audience online ahead of the event, the organizers have already begun to ask the question: “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” – the discussion of which you can see unfold on hashtag #2030NOW.

Unpacking these global visions, the Summit will bring together a diverse community of global leaders and grassroots activists to assess the impact of technology and social media initiatives that are working on solutions for the greatest challenges of our time.

While the speakers for Social Good Summit have yet to be announced, last year’s event featured leaders from UNDP, Dell, Facebook, Mashable, Fast Company, Grameen Bank and more.

You can connect with Mashable Social Good on Twitter using @socialgood for news about events as they are confirmed as well as exciting innovations and non-profits.

Another event which is setting out to leverage the collective potential of innovators is Hardware Hackathon – Sustainability, on September 26 at PCH International ion Manhattan. The organizers aim to unite designers, engineers, entrepreneurs and makers to create better technology solutions for sustainable development.

While this is the first PCH hardware hackathon to focus solely on solving environmental problems, Greenhackathon is an example of another initiative that has been part of Climate Week NYC in the past.

Both the Social Good Summit and the Hardware Hackathon are open to all and free of charge.

Check out our updated calendar of affiliate events here and join global innovators at this year’s Climate Week NYC and.

By Lindsey Chew

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