CGI U Kicks Off with President Bill Clinton and YouTube's Chad Hurley
The fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative University starts Friday, with President Clinton and a panel of serial entrepreneurs discussing how universities can help aspiring student entrepreneurs innovate.
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This year, 1,200 students and youth organizations from across the country will take part in CGI U, which runs from April 1-3 and is intended to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses. As a prerequisite of attending the CGI U meeting, students make a Commitment to Action -- a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community or in a different part of the world. The weekend will include large plenary sessions where CGI U participants can learn about innovative approaches to solving global issues, as well as smaller working sessions focused on skills such as fundraising and marketing, and a large-scale service project at the San Diego Food Bank.
"I am looking forward to convening the next generation of global leaders once again, so they can learn from each other and gain practical skills that will help them turn their ideas into real change," President Clinton said in a statement.