19 June 2012 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (worldwide)

Mashable, 92nd Street Y, Ericsson, Energias de Portugal (EDP), LiveAD, and the UN Foundation are organizing Rio+Social, an “in-person gathering and global, online conversation on the potential of social media and technology to power a more innovative and better future for our world”. Drawing from the Social Good Summit, an initiative that draws attention to the annual commemoration of UN Week, the Rio+Social event, which will take place on 19 June 2012, the day before the UNCSD opens, aims to promote dialogue about issues ranging from sustainable energy to poverty eradication beyond Rio+20. The event is set to feature addresses from, among others, Ted Turner and Gro Harlem Brundtland.  

date: 19 June 2012   location: Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil (worldwide)   contact: Aaron Sherinian   phone: +12028879040   e-mail: press@unfoundation.org   www: http://rioplussocial.com.br/en/