51SIM Social Innovation and Music Festival

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'51SIM Social Innovation and Music Festival "51SIM, Get inspired!"

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In July 2008, the world will be anxiously awaiting the Olympic Summer Games in Beijing. The Olympic games are also a very good moment to share meaningful messages with the Chinese and international public. One of the activities in the Beijing Olympic Program is the 2008 'Meet in Beijing' China International Youth Arts Week.

The International Youth Arts Week will be held in the first week of July 2008 and will present a number of international performers in a diverse program of music, dance, and other arts. The finale of this week-long cultural celebration will be the 51SIM Social Innovation and Music Festival.

The 51SIM Festival is an event to provide people knowledge about social development and innovation opportunities in China. The 51SIM Festival is not the only activity of 51SIM. 51SIM stands for a charity organization with a focus on promoting and introducing social innovation programs in China. The 51SIM festival will be the launch of a range of ongoing social development programs throughout the year. The festival will feature international and Chinese artists from pop, rock and other music categories. Diverse art exhibitions as well as inspirational workshops and speeches from innovative people around the world will play a significant role in the events. Mobile information applications will allow interactive participation before, during, and after the event. This will make the 51SIM Festival a unique and inspiring event to attend. "51SIM, Get inspired!"

51sim Program Guide

Throughout this year and continuing into the future 51sim in conjunction with 51give and the Olympic Organizing Committee, will be holding a number of public events to help inspire and empower young people. This years events will be focusing on the “Meet in Beijing 2008 International Youth Art Week” from the 2nd-13th July.

During this week there will be a variety of events:

Festival Charity Gala, July 12th China World Hotel Beijing

This event is taking place to increase awareness of disadvantaged young people throughout the world and to raise funds and thank sponsors for their support.

The event will be hosted by the former Assistant Secretary General of the UN and will have speakers from related industries delivering speeches about their individual success stories to inspire young entrepreneurs, students and business people.

The event will include a unique fashion show showcasing Olympic and environmentally friendly designs from renowned international fashion brands, a high class organic Chinese gourmet and ending with a charity auction organized by the Former Vice President of Sotheby’s Asia Pacific.

Social Innovation Day July 13th Chaoyang Park Beijing

This event held in Chaoyang Park is to promote Social Innovation and Contemporary Art and will contain 5 main areas:

Concert Stage
This area will accommodate speeches and live music taking part throughout the day.

Innovation Exhibition area
This area is being used to showcase youth initiative schemes and plans for the development of Social Innovation in China.

Contemporary Art area
This area will contain exhibits and artwork from both respected and up and coming Chinese and International artists.

Game and activity area
mobile and interactive games.

A variety of hot and cold refreshments will be available on-site provided by local caterers.

Festival Closing Concert July 13th Chaoyang Park Beijing

Following the social innovation day this evening concert will be host to a number of familiar national and international artists and be broadcast throughout china. Confirmed artists on the night will be confirmed in May 2008

Closing Ceremony Firework Display July 13th Chaoyang Park Beijing

The conclusion of this important week for innovation will be a 30 minute fireworks display which will provide a fitting ending to proceedings.

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