NOVUS SUMMIT UNITED NATIONS O7.17.2O16 1
NOVUS  SUMMIT UNITED NATIONS  O7.17.2O16 1
CONTENTS 2 Welcome 3 About NOVUS 4 Sustainable Development Goals 5 Schedule of Events 7 Speakers 11 Partners 12 Team 2
CONTENTS 2 Welcome 3 About NOVUS 4 Sustainable Development Goals 5 Schedule of Events 7 Speakers 11 Partners 12 Team  2
Dear Delegates, On behalf of the Novus Core team, we would like to welcome you all to our first ever Novus Summit — staged with the support of the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Novus focuses on the tangible contributions science, innovation, and technology have made to unite humanity all around the world and the solutions they provide to each of the 17 Sustainable Developmental Goals. Our goal at Novus is to “Transform the World” by sharing stories of transformative and actionable change. Novus Summit is an intergenerational forum to bring together people from all around the world in action to create innovative ways to promote the 2030 UN agenda and actualize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We use a very humanistic and impact-centered design element to take the idea of being at a UN summit to a new level. The summit will serve to inspire and rekindle dreamers and doers from around the world to solve almost all of our grand global challenges. The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (and 169 targets) aim at eradicating poverty, uplifting social justice, improving public health, and fighting climate change over the next 15 years. Please see the 2 page spread dedicated to the goals on pages 5-6. The SDGs ask us to invest now — today — in the future we want. How will we leave the world? What will be our collective and personal legacy? These are all questions we will examine and help uncover over the course of the Novus Summit. Each of you as delegates are deeply committed to making a positive difference to humanity. Our hope is that the collective energy and experience in the room will inspire all generations to unite around things that will promote human flourishing. Our core values are focused on inner transformation, moral courage, compassion, hope, transformation, effective altruism and having a positive impact. We promise to deliver a unique platform for change and are committed to delivering an event on an annual basis. Our motto is that anyone from anywhere can make a difference to achieve the Goals with “clarity in mind, purity in heart and sincerity in action” (SSRS). Our goal is that no one be left behind, and so leveraging the power of science, innovation and technology. Again, we welcome you to Novus and we are deeply honored for you to be part of this transformative and important summit at the United Nations General Assembly. With warm regards, Kunal Sood, Co-Chair & Sony Mordechai, Co-Chair 3
Dear Delegates, On behalf of the Novus Core team, we would like to welcome you all to our first ever Novus Summit     stag...
ABOUT On July 17th 2016, Novus is hosting its inaugural annual summit at the United Nations to showcase voices of positive change. The Summit is staged in partnership with the United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs to support the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals. This year, we will honor seventeen innovators who bring together technology and humanity to create actionable change. The 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 2030 mandate by sharing stories of transformation and resilience in a highly immersive environment.  We welcome our delegates to the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York to share and support these change agents. Let us unite where technology meets humanity to transform the world! AGENDA Start Time Event 8:45 AM Meditation with Donna D’Cruz 9:00 AM Opening by Co-Chairs Kunal Sood & Sony Mordechai 9:10 AM Thomas Gass 9:20 AM James Pawelski 9:30 AM Isabel Behncke Izquierdo 9:38 AM Marcus Shingles 9:54 AM Jack Andraka 10:03 AM FORMATION | Intergenerational Innovation: Naveen Jain, Vikram Gandhi, Howard Tullman, Roya Mahboob 10:24 AM Johannes Eichstaedt 10:33 AM Leslee Udwin 10:42 AM FORMATION | Women in Innovation: Cecilia Conrad, Mona Hamdy, Shiza Shahid, Wendy Diamond 11:04 AM Maye Musk 11:14 AM Scott Hassan with Special Guest 4
ABOUT  On July 17th 2016, Novus is hosting its inaugural annual summit at the United Nations to showcase voices of positiv...
Start Time Event 11:22 AM FORMATION | Positive Psychology, Exponential Health & Well Being: Martin Seligman, Leona Brandwene, Raymond McCauley 11:49 AM Greg S. Reid 12:00 PM Intermission 12:30 PM Awards Ceremony & Amir Dossal 1:30 PM Lunch Break 3:00 PM WJM 3:10 PM Vijay Vad 3:17 PM Thomas Ermacora & Khaliya 3:30 PM FORMATION | Compassion, Empathy & Altruism: Parisa Khosravi, Octavio Campos 3:46 PM Maysoon Zayid 4:02 PM Beau Lotto 4:13 PM Anousheh Ansari 4:26 PM Ziv Marom 4:30 PM Intermission 4:50 PM Natasha Tsakos 4:59 PM FORMATION | Space Innovation & Exploration: Dan Barry, Scott Parazynski, Jennifer Lopez 5:25 PM Robert Swan 6:00 PM Peter Diamandis 6:25 PM David Roberts 6:50 PM Action & Reflection 7:20 PM ELEW 7:30 PM Call to Action 5
Start Time  Event  11 22 AM  FORMATION   Positive Psychology, Exponential Health   Well Being  Martin Seligman, Leona Bran...
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SPEAKERS Thomas Gass Assistant Secretary-General, UN DESA Peter Diamandis Co founder, Human Longevity/ Singularity University/Planetary Resources Martin Seligman Founder of Positive Psychology Anousheh Ansari First Female Private Space Explorer Marcus Shingles CEO XPRIZE Ellen Stofan NASA, Chief Scientist Scott Hassan CEO/Founder, Suitable Technologies Fabien Cousteau Aquatic Filmmaker & Oceanographic Explorer 8 Maye Musk Nutritionist, Wellbeing Expert & Model
SPEAKERS  Thomas Gass Assistant Secretary-General, UN DESA  Peter Diamandis Co founder, Human Longevity  Singularity Unive...
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