For the second year in a row, I was lucky enough to attend Mashable's Social Good Summit at the 92Y in New York City. This sold-out event is often billed as the "alternative CGI" (Clinton Global Initiative), as it costs under $100 to attend and the speakers are every bit as good. SGS has fast become one of my favorite conferences, because it's well-organized, fast, and anyone can watch online. The proceedings are broadcast live with simultaneous interpretation into eight languages. Kudos to Pete Cashmore and his Social Good team.
Last week, I had the honor and privilege of representing my organization at a groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Diplomacy Center, a museum to be built at the State Department in Washington, D.C. In attendance were five of the former Secretaries of State--Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, and Hillary Clinton--as well as current Secretary of State, John Kerry.