Just a few hours into the 2013 Social Good Summit, one thing is clear: Change is in the air.

Check out a few highlights from the first hours of the summit, and watch the summit the remainder of the summit (happening September 22-24) live at new.livestream.com/mashable.

“There is power in individuals, and now we’re learning there is power in individuals coming together.”

—Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation

“By 2030, we should finish extreme poverty in the world.”
—UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

“Technology is a force multiplier like nothing’s ever been.”
—Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

“When you put the power in the hands of the people, we see a scale we haven’t seen before. It’s very exciting.”
—Jean Case, Case Foundation CEO

“This is an impressive generation. We can show you quantifiable change. That’s activism; it’s not slacktivism.”
—Ian Somerhalder, Actor/Entrepreneur, RYOT.org

“The cost of inaction is starting to exceed the cost of action. Enough is enough.”
—Ben Keesey, CEO, Invisible Children, Inc.

“Things are getting better, generally speaking. Humankind is generally going up and to the right.”
—Matt Wallaert, Behavioral Scientist, Bing

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