Former President Bill Clinton, Huffington Post Founder and CEO Arianna Huffington and celebrity chef and nutrition advocate Jamie Oliver are amongst the global heavy-hitters who will be in Pittsburgh this October for the One Young Word summit. More than 1,500 young leaders from 190 countries will be joining them to discuss, debate and devise solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Steven Sokol, president and CEO of the World Affairs Council — Pittsburgh, Rebecca Lucore, executive director of the Bayer USA Foundation and Neil Karls, a finance staff associate with UPMC Mercy and a delegate at this year’s summit discuss the value that One Young World brings to those in attendance.
An Opportunity for Global Engagement at One Young World in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh had the largest American delegation at last year’s One Young World summit in Zurich, Switzerland. That level of interest and engagement couldn’t have hurt when summit organizers — who ultimately chose Pittsburgh — were deciding where to hold the 2012 summit. Leigh Halverson, special assistant to the president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation, Abe Taleb, co-founder and managing partner of ReWork and Ryan Cain, project team manager for Grow Up Great at PNC were delegates at last year’s summit and are helping to make this year’s One Young World in Pittsburgh an even more valuable experience for the more than 1,500 international delegates expected to attend.
YPE-Pittsburgh: Engaging the Region’s Young Professionals in Energy
For the first time in decades, the younger population in Pittsburgh is growing faster than the national average. Pittsburgh’s chapter of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE-Pittsburgh) wants to help continue this momentum by bringing together the region’s energy young professions for educational and networking opportunities. Josh Hickman, founder and chairman of YPE-Pittsburgh discusses how the region’s diverse energy industry has led YPE-Pittsburgh to be one of the largest and most active local chapters of this global organization.
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