More than an event, The Global Summit delivers a year-round, whole system approach to a sustainable world.
Applying advances in technology to empower all voices to be heard, The Global Summit crosses cultural, geographic and ideological boundaries to provide a citizen driven platform that honors indigenous knowledge – and respects all life.
Autonomous, free from religious, political or any other agenda, it is facilitated by California based for-impact organization, Empowerment WORKS, and brought to life by a diverse community of volunteers and cross-sector Partners in Empowerment.
Launched in San Francisco, CA in 2008, The Global Summit is held every other year, celebrating the unique gifts and strengthening the local networks of its host regions. With London 2012, to bring it’s call to collaboration into the global spotlight, it began coinciding with the Summer Olympics. After the last USA Summit in 2014, it continued to Rio in 2016 and Jordan became home for 2018. Looking forward to Tokyo in 2020, seeds are being sewn in Cape Town for 2022, as the Paris Olympics of 2024 awaits.
Beyond the Summit, The Global Summit eco-system advances community impact through Pulse of the Movement media series; delivering 7 Stages to Sustainability action toolkits, supported by 1PIE virtual accelerator inviting all sectors of society to co-create a thriving future.
Primary Goals of The Global Summit
Integrate, innovate and apply more transparent, inclusive and accountable governance systems that empower all people to have their voices heard in shaping solutions to the issues that affect them.
Advance our universal framework for sustainable community development along with delivery of vital educational tools enabling local self-determination, and effective collaboration across civil society.
Find and spread breakthrough technological and social innovations with the power to transform our planet’s imminent climate catastrophe and regenerate the vital ecosystems upon which all life depends.
Year-round tools & follow up plan:
Beyond summits, a year-round network keeps participants connected through an online community called Partners In Empowerment or 1PIE when united. Think of 1PIE as the backbone infrastructure that acts as the follow-up plan, connecting people and ensuring that what was set out to be done is getting done. This enables global access and multi-sector collaboration between every individual, organization and government entity involved.
Through 1PIE-enabled collaboration and connectivity, broad worldwide goals for environmental change and sustainable development are achievable and effective. For example—nonprofits interested in clean water in Zimbabwe can join with environmental engineers in Germany specializing in water purification systems, while conferencing with technologists worldwide looking to expand their network, in addition to collaborating with foreign policy makers looking for traction, and journalists looking to bring exposure. Each meets their specific, individual goals within the broader context of creating a more sustainable society.