It’s That Time of the Year: Social Good Summit will be held in Istanbul on 15th of October!

SGS Duyuru HaberiThe intersection of technology and new media has redefined our understanding of human progress. In the midst of this rapidly changing world, the Social Good Summit focuses on where we’re headed. Held annually, the Summit unites a lively community of change-makers and progressive thought leaders around a common theme: #2030NOW. A dynamic exploration of the world we want to live in by 2030, the Social Good Summit will focus on how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place.

The Social Good Summit, which is being held in many cities across the world, is in Istanbul for the fifth time!

The Social Good Summit is a global conference in where the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives are discussed. This year, it will be held for the ninth time in the world and the fifth time in Turkey. The summit in Istanbul will be held at the Hilton Bosphorus Istanbul Convention Center on 15th of October 2018.

The Social Good Summit Istanbul brings national leaders, new media and technology experts, NGO activists and experts from all over the world together to share creative ideas and solutions on how to use new media for social good. Our theme, #2030NOW, asks the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?”

Get ready for a day of social good during which you will get to watch highly esteemed speakers along with people who has same interest with you.

You can go to to meet the Social Good Summit for the details. Here you will also find links to the previous summits and links to related webpages. Lastly, to buy your tickets visit

We hope to see you on 15th of October!


Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Social Good Summit İstanbul meet-up this year?

The 2018 Social Good Summit is scheduled for Monday, October 15. Follow @undpturkiye and @sgsistanbul on Twitter for updates.

Who can attend the Social Good Summit?

The Summit is open to everyone; all you need to do is purchase a ticket.

Can members of the press attend?

When tickets go on sale, members of the press are invited to apply for the Digital Media Lounge, a designated workspace onsite for reporters and journalists from around the world. The lounge is equipped with Wi-Fi, workspace and a livestream of the stage.

What is the agenda for the Social Good Summit?

The 2018 agenda will be released in early October. You can watch past sessions on UNDP Turkey YouTube channel.

What is the dress code for the Social Good Summit?

Recommended dress is business casual.

Do you accept speaker suggestions?

Yes, we accept speaker suggestions and we review them carefully. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide regular status updates.

When is the deadline for speaker applications?

While there is no official deadline for submitting speakers, we recommend submitting your application by the end of September.

My company is interested in sponsoring the Social Good Summit. Who should I reach out to?

Companies and organizations interested in sponsoring the Social Good Summit Istanbul can reach out to

Do you offer any discounted tickets?

The Social Good Summit offers discounted student tickets. Valid student photo ID must be shown at check-in.

How can I participate if I won’t be in İstanbul?

The Social Good Summit is a global conversation! We invite everyone to participate online using the hashtag #2030NOW.  All sessions are livestreamed, and are made available onlineshortly after the event.