Steve Sokol, president of World Affairs Council-Pittsburgh, speaks at the One Young World news conference on Oct. 11, 2012
During a news conference yesterday at Pittsburgh’s City-County Building, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl began rolling out the red carpet – along with dozens of partner organizations and hundreds of volunteers – for more than one thousand young people from around the world, who will be traveling to our region next week for One Young World, a global summit.

Now in its third year, the summit has been called the “Young Davos” for bringing together young people to discuss important global issues, the challenges they face in their own countries, and potential solutions. Steve Sokol, president of World Affairs Council-Pittsburgh, which spearheaded formation of the Pittsburgh One Young World Partnership, announced that Saturday, October 20th the delegates will fan out across Pittsburgh for breakout sessions and community dinners, giving them a literal taste of Pittsburgh.

Our region’s twenty-somethings are invited to meet them Friday night, October 19th, during a gallery crawl being organized by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.  Find out more at