SUMMIT: G(irls)20 Summit- Mexico City, May 28-May 31, 2012

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G(irls)20 SummitThe G(irls)20 Summit brings together one delegate from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European Union and the African Union. The delegates debate, discuss and design innovative ideas necessary to empower girls and women globally and present these to G20 Leaders. While the agenda is the same as the G20 leaders and focuses on economic innovation – the participants are all girls, aged 18-20.

The objective of the Summit is to look at the Leaders’ agenda thru the lens of the economic empowerment and inclusion of girls and women. The delegates participate in panel discussions, attend workshops and caucus to discuss and promote tangible, scalable solutions toward financial prosperity & the economic and political empowerment of girls and women, ending with a delegate led press conference and communiqué that provides a blueprint on how the G20 Leaders can utilize and engage one of the best resources in the world – girls and women.

At the G(irls)20 Summit, girls from around the world debate important issues

At the end of the G(irls)20 Summit, delegates will be mentored, supported and empowered to live up to their commitments and make social change a reality in their home country. The Summit aims to make a one-time economic investment in the development and initiatives of delegates based on their sound business proposals.

Previous summits have been held in Toronto and Paris.

While the goal of the Summit is not specifically digital, there will be workshops in digital media and social media.  And no doubt, it will be a big topic.

This year the Summit will be held in Mexico City May 28-May 31, 2012. The Summit is free to attend, although you must register by May 16 if you want to go.

To register, visit their registration website:

To find out more, visit their website:

And here’s  a video from last year’s summit in Paris.

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 Adam Gertsacov is the co-founder and co-organizer of Digital Family Summit.  He wears many hats, including those of a professional clown, an author and publisher, an artist/educator, a non-profit administrator, a P.T. Barnum impersonator, a flea circus impresario, and the esteemed hat of the Clown Laureate of Greenbelt, Maryland.  

In his copious freetime, he blogs at and, as well as a few other places.
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