L+R's experience at Global Citizen NOW 2024 bridging design, technology, and social impact

May 3, 2024

by Rena O'Brien

This week, L+R had the distinct privilege of participating in the Global Citizen NOW summit held at Spring Studios in New York City. This event brought together a vibrant tapestry of leaders from diverse sectors to tackle the world's most pressing issues, with a focus on eradicating extreme poverty and promoting global equity.

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During the event, our collaborative efforts with Google and Global Citizen were highlighted with the recent international gaming hackathon—an initiative that channels the collective creativity and technical expertise of participants to devise solutions that address urgent global challenges. This project exemplifies our commitment to not only envision but also enact change through innovative partnerships.

Furthermore, our ongoing collaboration with Global Citizen was spotlighted through our Webby-nominated projects, emphasizing our shared dedication to impactful digital solutions. For those interested in a deeper dive into this collaborative journey, we encourage a visit to our detailed case study available on our website.

Global Citizen NOW 2024 was a gathering of influential voices and decision-makers including H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; Hans Vestberg, Chairman & CEO of Verizon; and Nir Bar Dea, CEO of Bridgewater Associates, among others. The presence of cultural ambassadors and advocates like Hugh Jackman, Anitta, and Michelle Yeoh added a rich layer of advocacy and passion to the summit.

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Hugh Evans, Global Citizen CEO, and Hugh Jackman, Actor

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The discussions and panels provided L+R with invaluable insights and inspirations, reaffirming our mission to integrate advanced technology with thoughtful design to solve complex challenges. Engaging with leaders and changemakers like H.E. Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana, and global citizen ambassadors helped to further align our strategies with global efforts towards sustainable and inclusive growth.

Reflecting on the summit's theme, "Where Ideas Become Action," L+R remains inspired by the myriad ways in which technology and design can create a positive impact. Our participation at Global Citizen NOW 2024 was not only an affirmation of our dedication to improving life through innovation but also a powerful reminder of the ongoing need for collaborative action.