Since we live in New York City – an international hub overflowing with resources – it only seems right to make the most of everything happening around us. As it can get a bit overwhelming with the plethora of opportunities taking place right here in NYC, here is a break down of events that you can attend to set forth your cultivation in becoming a worldly and informed individual.
1) Meet the Producer of Girl Rising
Monday, November 18, 2013 Free Admission
Girl Rising is not only a world-renowned film sponsored by Intel and CNN Films, but is also a movement to support and protect girls. This innovative feature presents the stories of nine remarkable girls who change their destinies through education, told by acclaimed writers and actors such as Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, and Cate Blanchett. By sharing their personal journeys, Girl Rising seeks to show the world that “One girl with courage is a revolution.” Girl Rising’s Executive Producer, Tom Yellin, strives to “use powerful storytelling to deliver a simple, critical truth: educate girls and you will change the world.”
2) Our Climate, Our City, Our Future: Hurricane Sandy One Year Later
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Free Admission
A community conversation on environmental justice and rebuilding, this conference is hosted by CSI, Queens Museum, and the Pratt Institute to discuss the importance of environmental awareness and the cautionary steps we must take to preserve and improve our community. Recognizing the opportunity to build a prosperous future, the Center for Sustainable Planning and Development presents a series of town hall community conversations in NYC neighborhoods most impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Community leaders will gather to focus on the common interest of recovering, adapting, mitigating, and planning strategies to address the effects of climate change.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Free Admission
8 AM-7 PM
The Hack2030Now event will address the question of what we get when we mash technology entrepreneurship focused on rapid scalability together with social entrepreneurship focused on long-term positive societal impact. This summit will unlock the numerous possibilities in using utilizing transformational entrepreneurship to “build scalable businesses with moral ethos” and will allow you the opportunity to build and launch a transformational startup to help better our society.
4) International Conference on Health and Environment
Monday, December 2, 2013 Free Admission
10 AM- 1 PM
Supported by the United Nations DESA, the International Conference on Health and Environment will address issues on sustainability with a few UN representatives and other special guests. The agenda of the conference includes the talks on putting sustainable energy to the test, health and sanitation in post-2015 UN Development Agenda, inspiring smart choices for sustainable health, and nanotechnology for sustainability.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 Free Admission
9 AM-6 PM
TEDxTeen will be hosting an all day event addressing the theme “The Crazy Ones,” or in other words, the ones who follow their hearts, dare to dream, and make the impossible possible. Bringing together an incredible set of young speakers, this event will instill a new inspiration within to spark innovation and imagination.
“It’s their time, your time, our time, NOW. Get crazy, be crazy, think crazy and unlock a whole new world of possibilities. Are you crazy? TEDxTeen 2014.”
– Alison Lee