This weekend, more than 1,200 students from around the world will come together at the University of California, Berkeley for CGI University (CGI U) 2016. CGI U attendees will explore some of today’s most pressing challenges—from extending education to refugees and children in crisis, to expanding the circular economy and leapfrog technologies.
Not only will students at #CGIU 2016 engage in a multitude of conversations and sessions, but they will also workshop new Commitments to Action to address key issues across five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.
Whether you’re attending the meeting or following along online, here are the 10 key ways you can participate:
1. JOIN THE #CGIU CONVERSATION
Engage with speakers and students across social media and share your questions for meeting participants by using the official meeting hashtag #CGIU.
2. WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST
All Plenary Sessions will be webcast live at live.cgiu.org—you can see the full meeting schedule to choose which sessions interest you most. Start by catching the Opening Plenary Session, The Courage to Create, on Friday, April 1 at 6:30 PM PT. And don’t miss a closing conversation on Saturday, April 2 with President Bill Clinton and Conan O’Brien starting at 5:30 PM PT.
3. SEE LIVE HIGHLIGHTS ON TWITTER
4. CATCH MEETING MOMENTS ON FACEBOOK
5. LEARN ABOUT STUDENT COMMITMENTS ON INSTAGRAM
6. JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON MENTAL HEALTH VIA FACEBOOK LIVE
CGI U is partnering with Refinery29 to address the topic of mental health, which will include a special conversation on Facebook Live on Saturday, April 2 at 10:30 AM PT. Follow Refinery29 and CGI University on Facebook to participate.
7. SUPPORT STUDENT TEAMS IN THE #CGIU BRACKET
Learn about the student “teams” competing in the #CGIU Commitments Challenge and the broad range of issues they are addressing through their work. Support your favorites to help decide the winning team—announced at CGI U.
8. VIEW MEETING PHOTOS ON FLICKR
Check out the #CGIU 2016 Flickr during and after the meeting for exciting moments. If you know someone attending CGI U, you might be able to spot them!
9. READ MORE IN-DEPTH STORIES
10. ENGAGE WITH OTHER CLINTON FOUNDATION SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
Follow the Clinton Foundation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for live highlights from some of the other events taking place this week—including the Day of Action on Sunday and the Clinton Foundation Codeathon at CGI U.
President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the ninth annual CGI U meeting from April 1-3, 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. The meeting will bring 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. Learn more at cgiu.org.