Call for Proposal: Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2016, Washington DC, USA

Application Deadline: March 25th 2016 11:59 pm  EST

Date: September 28-30, 2016
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, USA
Who Can Submit: Any interested parties

Presenting at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit enhances participants’ ability to gain visibility, highlight their expertise, expand their network, and deepen their own learning through audience exchange and collaboration. This overview provides important details on the process to be considered as a presenter. Before submitting a proposal, please read carefully the information below:

Theme: Turning Points: How Do We Achieve Results and Scale in the Next Decade?

Over the next decade, a billion young people will enter the job market. Advancing youth economic inclusion, impact and scale is therefore a global priority. How the international development community meets this challenge will be informed by critical demographic, economic and political shifts, coupled with technological innovations that change the way we learn, communicate and work:

  • Today, nearly half of all youth in developing nations are not engaged in work or study. How do we reach, and create pathways, for young people at the margins?

  • The global economy must create 600 million jobs over the next 10 years – five million jobs each month – to match projected youth employment rates. How will we bridge the gap between the demand for jobs, and job creation?

  • The world of work is changing. What does it mean for young people?

  • How do cross-cutting issues of gender, technology, and conflict impact youth economic opportunities today, and in the next ten years?

The 10th Anniversary Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit offers an important convening space to talk about these challenges, and identify together, how we will tackle them over the next decade.

The Summit theme’s focus on results and scale is designed to support technical deep dives, while connecting this work to the big picture—helping youth lead productive, engaged and healthy lives.

Key Dates in 2016:

February 16: Call for proposals and registration opens
March 25: Deadline to submit proposals
March 25-April 17: Global Advisory Committee reviews and selects proposals. You may receive clarification questions during this review process. We appreciate your prompt response.
April 25: Acceptances shared with those who submit
May 2: Summit Agenda is posted online and promoted globally
May 27: Deadline for presenters to register for the 2016 Summit
August: Participate in a session prep call with co-presenters and a Summit staff member
September 28-30: 10th annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit


Submit Proposal for the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit


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