Sunday, September 04, 2011

If you are under 30 (sort of)...

...then you want to be in Pittsburgh next October.

Specifically, from Oct. 18-22, 2012. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explains why.
The city was chosen Saturday to be the site of next year's One Young World Summit, a fall event that will pull in nearly 2,000 delegates from more than 160 nations to discuss issues ranging from world hunger and corporate social responsibility to clean water and climate change.
The announcement was made at this year's second annual One Young World event in Zurich, Switzerland. The Pittsburgh proposal beat out one from Johannesburg, South Africa, which will host the summit in 2013.
Pattie Sullivan, a senior vice president with Euro RSCG, a marketing firm helping sponsor the event, said the local bid was catapulted to the top not only by ensuring there would be enough hotel rooms and transportation for the delegates, but by such ideas as an opening night party on the Roberto Clemente Bridge, 100 dinners at family homes around the city for delegates and plans to offer a variety of seminars and other off-site visits.
Katie McSorley, head of the Pittsburgh office of Euro RSCG, was in Zurich Saturday when the news broke. She said that Kate Robertson, one of the event's co-founders, "just said our bid was full of heart and passion and no one else's came close."

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