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Hub Culture Pavilion Opens in Los Angeles at the Governors' Global Climate Summit

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30th Sep 2009

(Los Angeles) September 29, 2009

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Hub Culture has opened a striking new Pavilion in Los Angeles to coincide with the opening of the Governors' Global Climate Summit 2, a major event drawing the world's climate leaders together as they start on the Road to Copenhagen.

The Global Pavilion is presented by the Aga Khan Development Network with workspace technology by HP and merges virtual and physical environments for a community of over 1500 Summit participants from dozens of countries. The Pavilion is open from 29 September - 2 October at the Summit and will continue virtually until December 2009 when participants meet again in Copenhagen.

The Governors Global Climate Summit 2 is hosted by California s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger together with Governor M. Jodi Rell of Connecticut, Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, Governor David A. Paterson of New York, Governor Ted Kulongoski of Oregon, Governor Chris Gregoire of Washington and Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin are co-hosting the Governors Global Climate Summit 2 in Los Angeles, California.

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Following up on last year s successful Summit, the aim is to continue to expand their network of subnational collaboration to stimulate growth, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, promote clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Governors' Global Climate Summit also brings together government leaders, business executives, heads of organizations, the scientific community and other stewards of the environment dedicated to finding lasting solutions to global climate change. Many of these leaders are using HubCulture.com tools to stimulate projects coming out of the Summit.

A major feature of the Hub Culture Pavilion Experience is the Social Media Center, a filming location that offers Summit panelists, VIPs and participants a chance to share their views on the climate with the web. Over 50 interviews with noted experts are being conducted and will be available from sources stemming from https://hublive.tv and https://www.youtube.com/hubculture.

Short links generated from https://hub.vg enable easy Twitter tie-ins, and tweets from around the world citing #climate, #ggcs2 and #hubculture will appear live in the Pavilion. Rolling live webcasts are also available from Green Street Scene at https://hub.vg/ggcs2webcast.

HubCulture.com members from around the world can also participate in the action by contributing to chat on the LA Pavilion homepage, and by collaborating in the official Summit group. These groups enable discussions, file sharing, and project development for climate projects among leaders and interested parties.

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Other participants in the Hub Culture Pavilion include the UNDP, UNEP, Oxfam, University of California, the Climate Group and others. Major sponsors of the Summit include the Aga Khan Development Network, Chevron, Cisco, University of Phoenix, and many others.

Other sources for content surrounding the Summit include a live webcast and the Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger's official Youtube Channel.

The Hub Culture Pavilion features live proximity, interactive wall projections and magnificent marble sculptures from the British/LA artist Caroline PM Jones. The marble works are also available in the Hub Culture store, where they can be purchased in Ven, Hub Culture's digital social currency.