This convening of 17 Rooms is designed to forge interdisciplinary partnerships that spur action on the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since the event is being held on the eve of the 2024 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Collective Intelligence conference, attendees will particularly focus on how collective intelligence might be leveraged as a tool to advance the SDGs.

Developed by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Brookings Institution in September 2018 on the eve of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, the 17 Rooms methodology has evolved to create spaces for local communities to envision how they might take action to solve global problems.

About Northeastern's 17 Rooms

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business is hosting Northeastern's 17 Rooms event because sustainability is an important part of responsible leadership, which is a main pillar of the school's mission. The event has become a proven catalyst for engaging, inspiring, and shaping an organization's mission around the goal. Participants with diverse expertise and perspectives are invited to convene in 17 small groups – one group per SDG – and work together to identify actions we can take within 12-18 months to make progress toward their group's goal.

17 Rooms: Forging New Paths to Action

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Who is invited?

We invite students, staff, faculty, and stakeholders to come together for a day of discussions guided by the Moderator Team. Bring your passion, ideas, narratives, and initiatives! Everyone has the opportunity to share. Registration is open until May 30, 2024.