The One Young World Summit in Pittsburgh is officially over. For many delegates the great four days have gone by too fast.
Now, the One Young World moves from the 'burgh to Jo'burg.
Johannesburg, South Africa, will be the host city for the One Young World Summit in 2013.
The closing ceremony in the David Lawrence Convention Center on Sunday evening was moving. Time to say good-bye. Time to reflect. Time to go home. A South African band enlivened the celebration. A ribbon ceremony, during which the delegates signed and tied together their ribbons, marked symbolism of the summit's core ideas -- unity and interconnectedness.
Some of the delegates were sad to leave Pittsburgh, others were looking forward to the Summit in Johannesburg. Yet all of them were grateful to Pittsburgh and its friendly, wonderful people. Below are some of their thoughts:
Closing Ceremony of #OYW, everyone getting really emotional what a phenomenal four days,privileged to have been here, thank you PITTSBURGH— rebeccakilbane (@BecaKilbane) October 21, 2012
#OYW Summit 2012 ends with a memorable closing ceremony. This is not an event, this is a movement. So inspired, I'll definitely be back.— Gal Safran (@galsafran) October 21, 2012
What a fabulous conference.It will take a while for it all to soak in. So honored to take part.#oyw— Evan Kaplan (@evanskaplan) October 22, 2012
At the closing ceremony of #oyw sad to be at the end of it! Amazing few days- once in lifetime opportunity.— Marie Duffy (@donegalabu) October 21, 2012