Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Apply Now! Attend our Gates Social in NYC with Anil Dash

January 09, 2015

Do you like to tweet? 

If so, you’re invited to apply to attend our Jan. 26  Gates Social Media Meetup  in New York City. We'll be talking about Bill & Melinda Gates' 2015 Annual Letter and how digital technology and social media can help change the world. 

Gates Socials are small, in-person events hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for individuals who follow the foundation on social media. At this event attendees will:

  • Hear from Anil Dash, "an entrepreneur, writer and geek living in New York City, obsessed with the way technology shapes and transforms society, media, government and culture."
  • Participate in a Q&A session with Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann.
  • Learn from people working to leverage technologies to help improve the lives of the world's poorest.
  • Discuss and brainstorm ways we can use digital media to change the world.
  • Meet fellow impatient optimists and members of the Gates Foundation’s social media team.
  • And more to be announced shortly!

This event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 in New York City.

Who can apply?

Gates Socials are open to people who engage with the foundation on social media channels. For this event you must be a Twitter user who follows @gatesfoundation.

Each attendee is responsible for his/her own transportation to and from the event. No accommodations or transportation will be provided.

How to apply

[Applications are now closed.]

A small group of attendees will be selected from those who apply online; we will contact you by email next week to let you know whether or not your application has been selected. 

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