Mashable have come up with a great idea to coincide with the G-8 Summit in Lough Erne Golf Resort, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland on the 17th and 18th of June. Mashable have challenged its members on Meetup.com to host a G-Everyone in their local community and I have decided to try and do it!
So what is it?
Organized through Mashable’s Meetup Everywhere platform, G-everyone meetups will take place on the eve of the G8, a forum of the world’s eight wealthiest Western countries. The goal of G-everyone is to make the G8 more accessible, and to brainstorm ways to solve the world’s most challenging problems.
G-everyone will provide an open dialogue around the G8’s core themes of “Open Economies, Open Governments and Open Societies.” Mashable will crowdsource the best ideas and thoughts from our community via Meetup Everywhere, and report back to the leaders at the G8.
The G-everyone conversation will happen during a 24-hour global meetup on Monday, June 10. To organize or attend a meetup, register on Mashable‘s Meetup Everywhere community.
So the Meet-Up in Cork is planned for 7pm on June 10th. I am currently working on securing a venue.
The topics to be discussed on the night are:
- How can innovation stimulate your local economy?
- How can technology make your government more open?
- How can online communities help build healthier societies?
As you can see there is something for everyone!
Mashable promises that they “will gather global data from the G-everyone Meetups through +SocialGood and report back on the themes and ideas emerging around the world. The initial G-everyone themes will be shared at a series of high-level meetings in London during the G-8″
If your interested shoot me an email Stephen(at)stephenspillane(dot)com and I will let you know what the details are as soon as I know. Also if you have any ideas on a location or know people that should be involved do let them know!
Its only by coming together and sharing ideas that we can make the world a better place.
The G-everyone Meetup is brought to you by the Social Good Summit partners: Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Progamme and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- The G-Everyone Meetup and Mashable’s challenge (iflizwerequeen.com)
- G8 Opens Up to Your Community With G-everyone Meetups (mashable.com)