Last month the One Young World summit made its first landing in the United States, gathering thinkers and activists age 30 and under in Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center. They tackled issues around education, public health, human rights and the role that businesses can play in fostering sustainable development and social justice. On Oct.… Continue reading

If you are — like me — geographically unaware, you may not realize that the popular vacation getaway Cancun is located in the heart what used to be entirely populated by Mayans. I recently spent my honeymoon there, on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. With a rare opportunity to visit ancient ruins – amid exhausting days of… Continue reading

Most revolutions don’t get started in a garden – let alone a green rooftop edible garden.  But that’s where the call to action in Pittsburgh was made this morning during the first official event of the 2012 One Young World Summit, which brings 1,000 up-and-coming leaders from 190 countries to Pittsburgh for a weekend of… Continue reading

ImaginePittsburghNow, the blog of the Allegheny Conference, welcomes the 1,000+ delegates to the One Young World summit with this short video “flipbook” of some of the people and places that we love about our ‘burgh. While Pittsburgh is composed of 88 distinctive, vibrant neighborhoods, this three-minute video highlights just a few that OYW delegates might… Continue reading

During a news conference yesterday at Pittsburgh’s City-County Building, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl began rolling out the red carpet – along with dozens of partner organizations and hundreds of volunteers – for more than one thousand young people from around the world, who will be traveling to our region next week for One Young World, a global… Continue reading