Join us October 24, International UN Day, and the official kick-off of the 7-Day Countdown to 7 Billion, for a day of conversations and innovation at SAP.



To participate in this event on Twitter, please use the following hashtags:  #7billion #SAP (always in combination)

To participate on the virtual platform (live streaming), please register here: 



The world’s population is slated to top seven billion people on October 31, 2011. This humanitarian milestone represents both an achievement and a challenge, and impacts everyone on the planet. A world of seven billion and beyond has implications for sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment. Companies, governments and non-profits of every size have a role to play to create a healthy and sustainable world for all.

As the United Nations agency responsible for marking this milestone, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is leading a global initiative—7 Billion Actions—to raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of a world of seven billion people and beyond.



SAP is partnering with the UNFPA on the 7 billion actions campaign and hosting an executive roundtable and Innovation Day on October 24th , 2011. This is a unique day bringing together technology experts, designers, business experts, and non-profits at the SAP Palo Alto Labs to co-innovate and design solutions for the next billion.


SAP CSR and SAP Marketing will drive a two part event which is comprised of:

  • Executive Level Roundtable “Innovating for a World of 7 Billion” , co-hosted by UNFPA, Churchill Club and SAP
  • SAP Innovation Jam: Innovating for a World of 7 Billion, sponsored and hosted by SAP in collaboration with UNFPA. (Challenge to participants: how can we leverage technology to provide better youth access to health and education using sustainable business models)


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SAP Would Like To Help the World Run Better (we hope we are already making a contribution).

Unfortunately the live event is sold out but there might be tickets available at the door on the day.  But to participate from the comfort of your office or home, simply register here:


To participate in this event on Twitter, please use the following hashtags:  #7billion #SAP (always in combination)



PS:  SAP joined the 7 Billion Actions taskforce of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in February 2011. SAP is not a paying sponsor. We are providing in-kind software as well as project expertise, including contributing to the social media campaign.

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  1. Michelle Crapo
    I’ll try on my home computer.  When I go to register, I get this nice grey box in the middle of my screen explaining the event.  Of course it is over the fields that I need to fill out.  So it prevents me from registering.  Is there a trick to get this to go away?

    I’ll try from home tonight too.  Maybe it’s something to do with my work computer.

    Thank you for a great blog about a great chance to sign up virtually for the event!


    1. Natascha Thomson Post author
      Michelle: What browser are you using? If you email me (I know you have my address), I will help get this fixed for you.

      Thanks to Marilyn & Jeanne, great additional information and content!

      1. Michelle Crapo
        Thank you Natascha!

        I found that if I tried to click register or register now – that’s when I had an issue.  When I clicked Learn More & Register.  I could and did register.  Strange.   I’m using Internet Explorer 7.  I know old version, but my works version.

        And I just noticed I registered for the in-person event.  Well I better learn how to read before I type.

  2. Jeanne Carboni
    It’s important to note that this event is on the official count down day – 7 days to 7 billion.  There will be a host of activities related to this.  To track the count, see the latest news, and share your story as 1 in 7 Billion go to the official website:

    They’ve really upgraded the site and there are now stories from people all over the world.  Most importantly, you can find out more about the 7 topics for action there as well.


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