Earlier this summer I was proud to be a part of the first-ever Novus Summit hosted at the United Nations in partnership with UN DESA during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in New York.
Founded by Co-Chairs Kunal Sood and Sony Mordechai, along with a strong Novus team, to name a few key team players, Laura Muranaka, Shahar Nechmad, Eiso Vaandrager, Nicholas Pnevmatikakis, and Nisha Khare, Novus was organized with careful attention to both the speakers and the highly-curated audience. Delegates are comprised of individuals who are the leaders of today and the legacy makers of tomorrow.
Novus Summit is focused on promoting science, innovation, and technology to transform the world in order to achieve the 17 UN Global Goals. The UN General Assembly Hall created the conditions for accelerated transformation through the power of collaboration and creative problem solving around tackling the world's most important issues and was the preeminent Summit I have ever experienced personally as a digital journalist.
One of my favorite speakers from the forum was Peter Diamandis. Peter not only commanded the audience with his talk but also left everyone excited and curious about the future of technology, science, and medicine. I got to sit down with Peter one on one and it was nothing short of riveting, interesting and totally exciting.
Peter is one person in the world I truly admire and will continue to support in all his endeavors.
Please see and excerpt of our dialogue from the United Nations.
More about Novus Summit.
On July 17, 2016, NOVUS organized the first-ever annual summit at the United Nations during the High-Level Political Forum that showcased 34 voices of positive change and 17 honorees working towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.