NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a move that underscores the growing power of media and technology to drive social change, Media for Social Impact (www.mediaforsocialimpact.org), an initiative from United Nations Office for Partnerships (https://www.un.org/partnerships) and PVBLIC Foundation (www.PVBLIC.org), a global media organization with 1,000 partners, will hold its fifth annual invitation-only Summit at the United Nations on Sept. 6, with a theme of Data for Good.
The Media for Social Impact Summit is an exclusive invitation-only event that unites the top media and technology leaders with United Nations executives and communications specialists to highlight the power of media and technology to drive social change and build lasting partnerships that further the Sustainable Development Goals.
Organized by the United Nations Office for Partnerships & PVBLIC Foundation, the summit showcases innovative social campaigns and movements through keynotes, interviews, case studies and roundtables and provides a unique opportunity for delegates to network and learn from the brightest minds in media and build lasting partnerships that further social progress.
NASGO (www.nasgo.com), the leading provider of a fast-growing decentralized blockchain application platform is joining with Media for Social Impact at the event to advance the availability of dAPP applications for every organization as a means of making this new technology available to all, and especially to advance the power of tokenization to support humanitarian and philanthropy goals.
At the event, NASGO will demonstrate how it is working with platforms like Do Something Athletic (DSA) and the crowd management platform Crowdaa helping celebrities such as rising recording artist Jafaar Jackson (nephew of Michael Jackson) to tokenize his upcoming album release. In a move the company believes will become pervasive for many artists, the company will assist Jackson in the creation of a uniquely branded digital token for use in rewarding VIP and loyal customers with branded merchandise, priority seating and early release of upcoming materials and tour.
Jackson will participate in the Sept. 6 Summit to discuss the ways he plans to use this technology to support and advance social causes, and to continue the social impact legacy begun by Michael Jackson, as an individual who has served as one of the world’s most influential advocates for social impact during his life.
“We are excited about the partnership with NASGO and DSA to provide more support with our youth programs and make a much bigger impact on the future of our communities,” says Jimmy Thomas, Founder of DSA.
“We are extremely pleased for the opportunity to bring blockchain capabilities into the realm of social impact in such a significant way, thanks to the efforts of Media for Social Impact and the dedication of celebrities and artists like Jafaar,” Co-Founder, Eric Tippetts said.
“Our Foundation welcomes NASGO and the leadership role they have embraced in how they use their technology to drive social change,” said Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Chairman of the PVBLIC Foundation. “The 2018 Media for Social Impact is a venue where we celebrate leadership and pioneers in driving impact through media in their areas of work, using public relations tools to communicate the SDGs, uniting women worldwide to speed up change, ensuring women's land rights and gender justice, empowering journalists in Africa, uniting people by using innovative technology, encouraging environmental protection to driving local, national and global advocacy. Their passion and vision are helping build awareness and creating better technologies for a better world.”
Through keynote addresses, interviews, and case studies, the #MFSI2018 will showcase the most innovative and successful social campaigns of the past year. The program also provides a unique opportunity to network, and learn, alongside some the brightest minds in media and technology.
This year’s program seeks to inspire new media campaigns and commitments around pressing global issues; with a special focus on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals with technology and the use of data to amplify those efforts.
Executives from advertising, media, film, journalism, big data, technology, and entertainment industries play an increasingly vital role in shaping public opinion and transforming society. The 2018 Media for Social Impact Summit will provide a platform for these stakeholders to join the common global effort to impact the world through their respective industries.
NASGO (www.nasgo.com) is provider of the fast-growing blockchain application platform (dAPP). NASGO was launched in early 2018 by serial entrepreneurs Eric Tippetts and Stephen Jiang and markets its services to small-to-medium enterprises through a network of 4,000 representatives. As a company, NASGO is dedicated to advancing cryptocurrency and Blockchain as an established industry. The company is striving to make digital currency accessible and available to all, and to advance the ability and use of the blockchain for advancing humanitarian and philanthropy goals worldwide.
About Do Something Athletic (DSA) and Crowdaa
DSA (www.dsanow.com) is a youth sports mobile and web base platform that connects Athletes, Parents, Coaches and Fans so that they can communicate, share, educate and be entertained with all things related to youth sports. Crowdaa is a crowd management application and platform that allow content creators to engage, interact and receive revenue from their crowd and fanbase, giving the power directly back to the artist. For more information about Crowdaa, visit www.crowdaa.com.
PVBLIC is a global organization that is working to advance the power of the media to enact social change. The organization includes more than 1,000 media partners that have launched more than 100 campaigns across 50 countries and 5 continents. The Media for Social Impact Summit, a PVBLIC initiative, is an exclusive, invitation-only, event that unites representatives of leading media and technology companies, with senior UN executives and communications specialists, in an effort to highlight the power of media and technology to drive social change. Event information can be found at www.mediaforsocialimpact.org.