Today's global challenges are matched only by the opportunity to address them. Hundreds of millions of people are affected by solvable problems such as malaria, unequal treatment of girls, and deadly yet preventable childhood diseases.
Since social media is here to stay, event organizers who truly embrace the notion of the greater good, which is the purpose of all of this social stuff anyway, can enhance the experience by establishing and promoting twitter hashtags and handles.
Last week, as world leaders arrived in NYC for the UN General Assembly and Clinton Global Initiative, another conference was taking place with a focus on using innovation and technology to solve the world's greatest challenges.
After delivering her first child, Christy suffered a complication. While she had a birth team that managed the situation, she was shocked to learn that hundreds of thousands of women die each year during childbirth -- and that 90 percent of these deaths are preventable.