The 10th annual CGI U meeting took place on October 13-15, 2017 at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. The meeting brought together more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Through the CGI University Network and other opportunities, over $750,000 in funding was available to select CGI U 2017 students to help them turn their ideas into action.
Student attendees had the opportunity to attend plenary sessions, working sessions, and other special events which enabled them to network with their peers, build skills, and identify potential partners. The program featured dozens of topic experts, university representatives, and celebrities who joined students at CGI U to discuss effective solutions to some of world’s most pressing challenges. During the last day of the meeting, attendees took part in a Day of Action in the local community.