University for a Night 2012 brought together more than 300 participants from more than 20 countries to share ideas and inspiration about systemic solutions to poverty and other complex problems.
Following an opening reception, the evening began with presentation of the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award to President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States. President Clinton then delivered remarks (see video highlights).
Following a musical performance by Michael Quattrone and Krista Smith, Synergos’ Founder Peggy Dulany shared her perspectives on Synergos’ work and why that work is important. She used the ocassion to announce the launch of a 25th Anniversary Campaign, which she will Chair (see video/read remarks) together with Kim Samuel-Johnson. David Rockefeller and John C. Whitehead have agreed to serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of this campaign.
Peggy also shared with participants a paper, Approaching the Heart of the Matter, on her experience and learning in Synergos’ first 25 years (download paper).
University for a Night concluded with table discussions led by our Distinguished Faculty -- leaders and experts from around the world the world.
We thank all participants, sponsors and supporters, President Clinton, and David Rockefeller for helping make the event a success.
- About the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award
- Video Highlights from Remarks by President Bill Clinton
- Remarks by Peggy Dulany on Synergos and Our 25th Anniversary Campaign, with Video
- Approaching the Heart of the Matter - Paper by Peggy Dulany
- Discussion Topics and Distingushed Faculty
- Musical Performance by Michael Quattrone and Krista Smith
- Sponsors and Supporters
- Event Program (PDF)
Major Synergos Sponsors
Carlos and Natalia Bulgheroni
Alberto and Tere Baillères
Walk Free - The Movement to End Human Slavery
Edward and Sharon Bergman