OneSight’s Executive Director Jason Singh, OD, Speaks at the 2014 Social Innovation Conference at the U.N.

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NEW YORK—Jason Singh, OD, the executive director of OneSight, was a featured panelist speaking on “The Role of Innovation in United Nations Partnerships” during the 2014 Social Innovation Conference, May 28 to 29. Fellow panelists included leaders from UNICEF, Business Call to Action, Zesa Raw and the U.N. Office for Partnerships.

Singh spoke about OneSight’s evolution to partner with global and local organizations to create sustainable access to quality vision care. “OneSight and partners focus on a system solution that creates awareness for vision care, trains and empowers local talent in trusted locations and establishes the infrastructure and supply chain to provide a quality pair of glasses at a locally affordable price,” Singh explained. “And, we know, we cannot do it alone. Therefore, the U.N. and the Social Innovation Summit is a great place to meet like-minded organizations who can multiply their efforts by learning from one another and collaborating.”

The Social Innovation Summit is a twice annual event taking place at the United Nations and Silicon Valley. While the United Nations meeting was held a couple of weeks ago, the one in in Silicon Valley will be held Nov. 19 to 20, 2014. The event is attended by more than 750 thought leaders who are playing at the nexus of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development and business.

According to conference organizers, “We convene the world's most potent leaders, thinkers, and practitioners with an unwavering bias toward action and a push toward scale. We come together to investigate solutions and catalyze inspired partnerships that are disrupting history. Where most bring together luminaries to explore the next big idea, we bring together those hungry not just to talk about the next big thing, but to build it.”

This year’s conference included keynote sessions by leaders with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Box, Chobani, CVS Caremark, DoSomething.org, DonorsChoose.org, Edelman, Google, HP, Huffington Post, Intel, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Microsoft, Panera Bread, PwC, Salesforce.com Foundation, The Honest Company, Unilever, United Nations, Vodafone Americas Foundation, World Bank and more.