Wales launched the online encyclopedia Wikipedia in 2001. It is now one of the top-five most visited websites. He also started Wikia.com in 2004. Wales' innovative ideas have earned him many accolades; he was named one of the "Young Global Leaders" at the 2007 World Economic Forum and one of the "TIME 100? most influential people in 2006, under the "Scientists and Thinkers" category.
Wales will be joined onstage by Gabriel Jaramillo, general manager of the Global Fund, who will discuss a new digitally focused global health campaign being launched by the company. Jaramillo is the first general manager of the Global Fund and has dedicated his mission to ensuring better financial management, risk management and grant management as the Global Fund expands its efforts to address the pandemics of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.
The Social Good Summit is a three-day conference that will unite global leaders as they share how to use the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve the world's greatest challenges. Tickets are available for all three days.
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Purchase Your Tickets to Social Good Summit
The Social Good Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Held during UN Week, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, through Monday, Sept. 24, 2012
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 9:00 p.m. each day
Location: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
Tickets: $130 for a three-day pass.
Press: Press credentials will be given to press and bloggers from around the world for all Social Good Summit sessions and the Digital Media Lounge (DML). The DML is a fully wired work space at 92Y to report out of, network with fellow members of the media, and self-organize interviews and exclusive content from Social Good Summit sessions. The DML will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 22-24. To apply, please fill in the form here.