NEW YORK, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative thought leaders Peter Diamandis, Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, and Scott Hassan, President and CEO of Suitable Technologies, will speak at the first-ever Novus Summit http://www.novussummit.org at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in New York City.
Joined by Anousheh Ansari, first female private space explorer; Maye Musk, fashion model, dietitian, and philanthropist; and Martin Seligman, founder of the field of Positive Psychology and author of Flourish and Authentic Happiness, Novus Summit is where science, innovation, and technology unite humanity to transform the world.
Novus Summit will serve as an intergenerational platform to inspire all generations to unite in action for positive humanitarian impact, and find ways to promote the United Nations 2030 Agenda by sharing stories of transformation and resilience in a highly immersive environment. Novus Summit will be a special event in partnership with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, held during the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) week.
Presented by Co-Chairmen Kunal Sood, Founder of X Fellows, and Sony Mordechai, Chairman and CEO of Global Eye Investments, Novus Summit will showcase diverse voices of positive change, and will be an annual summit.
"There has never been a better time to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs by leveraging exponential technological innovation, and start a conversation to solve all of our global grand challenges," explained Kunal Sood.
Novus Summit, curated by Sood, will highlight 17 notables who best represent the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN through their work; such as Matthew Bishop, US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of The Economist; Parisa Khosravi, former CNN Senior Vice President of Newsgathering and Global Relations; Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women; Daniel T. Barry, scientist and retired NASA astronaut; Scott E. Parazynski, veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, former NASA astronaut and physician; and Robert Swan, OBE, polar explorer and first man to walk to both the North and South Poles, among others.
Novus Summit begins at 8 am on Sunday, July 17, and concludes at 7 pm, with an immersive and purpose-driven program. Registration starts outside the United Nations Visitors Entrance at 7:45 am, with photo and press opportunities.
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