The United Nations Foundation* is hosting a global social media event, Rio + Social, on June 19 in Brazil the day before world leaders converge upon Rio to discuss weighty issues surrounding sustainable development. From discussing the environment and climate to food stability and the world’s oceans, high level talks will take place at the United Nations’ Rio + 20 conference. Rio + Social is intended for new media leaders to discuss viable and sustainable ways to better push forth solutions to these global problems through social media and technology.
Coming on the heels of the annual Social Good Summit held in New York City each year, Rio + Social is again in partnership with Mashable and the 92nd Street Y in addition to support from Ericsson, EDP, and LiveAD. Rio + Social promises to be the largest social media and technology event in South America. Key speakers at Rio + Social include Ted Turner, Pete Cashmore, and Fabio Barbosa among others.
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Rio + Social will be streamed online so everyone can participate.