The city of Pittsburgh successfully competed to host the One Young World Summit by submitting an exceptional bid, which was spearheaded by the One Young World Pittsburgh Partnership, a consortium of local companies, non-profits and community organisations, and supported by political, community and business leaders within Pittsburgh and across the United States.
Pittsburgh is an ideal backdrop for One Young World 2012 – offering a vibrant cultural community and serving as a great example of a city that has reinvented itself to become a leader in technology, education, finance, healthcare and research and development. In fact, it’s consistently been named America’s Most Livable City and was recently voted “Best of the World” by National Geographic Traveler – as one of the world’s 20 must-see places to visit in 2012.
Alongside the Plenary Sessions, the Summit will feature several special events, which were part of Pittsburgh’s bid to host the event. The Summit will begin with an Opening Ceremony held in Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, set to music from the world-famous Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Children’s Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh, creating an inspiring Flag-laying Ceremony.
Following the ceremony, delegates will spill out onto the street for a Welcome Bridge Party with fireworks on the Roberto Clemente Bridge. Delegates will attend breakout sessions held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms and in several sites around Pittsburgh, and enjoy relaxed evening dinners in Heinz Field and with families all over the city, who will open their doors and hearts to One Young World.
You can find lots more information about the One Young World Pittsburgh Partnership and the 2012 Summit here.