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How to follow our 2018 #wefimpact meeting in New York

The Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2018 is taking place in New York, 24-25 September

The Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2018 is taking place in New York, 24-25 September Image: REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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This article is part of: Sustainable Development Impact Summit

Driving progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and tackling climate change are no easy tasks, but no global challenge is too daunting to address as long as we work together. The Forum's Sustainable Development Impact Summit aims to provide a truly global platform for bringing the best minds together to solve the world’s most pressing and complex problems. It's taking place in New York, 24-25 September.

Tune in this September to:

– Help shape the global agenda for ensuring a sustainable future
– Be a change-maker and scale up the impact of your organization’s multistakeholder initiatives and projects
– Catalyse collaborative efforts to build new alliances, coalitions and partnerships at the local, national, regional and international levels
– Promote innovative technologies, social entrepreneurship and systems leadership

Here is our guide to how to follow #wefimpact on our digital channels, as well as how to watch sessions online.

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The official meeting hashtag is #wefimpact. Follow tweets on this hashtag to keep up with everything going on in the meeting.

The World Economic Forum's official Twitter account @wef has over 3 million followers.

You can also follow our communities: Global Shapers, Technology Pioneers, Schwab Foundation and Young Global Leaders.


You can also join our 6 million followers on We will post highlights from the meeting and stream selected sessions live. And make sure to also follow our dedicated Environment Facebook page via


Do you have an idea how we can make the world a better place? Head over to our instagram account on and leave your comment on one of our videos about the SDGs.


Follow the meeting on our LinkedIn page at


Follow the meeting on Google+ at


Live streamed session videos will be available on YouTube.

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How to embed the livestream

You will be able to watch, embed and download many sessions, press conferences and interviews live as webcasts on

You will also be able to watch many of the sessions live on our Facebook video page:

To embed the main player (responsive) on your website, copy and paste the following:

<iframe src="" width="970px" height="696px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

This code will add a section to your website that will look like this:

For a more advanced version of the embed code click on the “embed” button, where you can configure the player for a different language interface1, a different background colour, set the autoplay to ‘on’ or ‘off’ and choose different video player layouts or sizes.

You can embed any of the individual sessions being broadcasted directly to your website. To do that, select the title of the session you want to embed and click on the embed button furthest to the left.

Once you click on the embed button you will be able to configure the embed code to:

● show only the video without any information
● show the video player with title and description
●select different background colours

● change the default audio language if there is more than one, and,

●set autoplay ‘on’ or ‘off’

For instance to embed the session “Building Sustainable Markets” the following code will be generated after clicking on the embed button:

<iframe src=" english&id=a0W0X00000CYTmTUAX" width="970px" height="822px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

IMPORTANT: The videos will start playing automatically once the session starts. Once the session finishes, it will take a few minutes for the session to be available on demand. The same code will play the video on demand once it is ready. You can leave it on your page or you can add the same code to your “video on demand” library.

Contact: If you have any questions please contact Arturo Ochoa at

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