YOUNG LEADERS .
About the Programme .
The Young Leaders Programme is a special programme track of the URBAN FUTURE global conference, taking place annually during the conference days. Up to 50 Young Leaders are chosen to be part of it after running through an online application process.
During the conference, Young Leaders have access to all that the conference has to offer – plus exclusive programme and networking options specifically tailored to their needs. The aim of the programme is to get ambitious young changemakers aged 30 or younger involved into the discussion about how our cities of the future should and will look like.
What to expect?
The Young Leaders Programme offers you a special programme track tailored to your needs as a young changemaker on top of the regular conference programme of UFGC. We’re creating exclusive programme options for you that will push you, inspire you, provide you with a head full of new perspectives, and a strong network to follow whatever career path you have chosen for yourself.
This means that on top of all conference sessions, formats such as the following await you:
These are discussions in small groups of 6-8 attendees. In very “honest” and personal sessions, community, business and city leaders share very private experiences (eg. of being a politician) and you can bug them with your questions. In these sessions, there’s a strong focus on personal experiences, skills, motivation and how to deal with frustrations along the way.
During these sessions, we’re connecting you with renowned experts from all over the world – on the topics of leadership, communication or presentation skills, for example. These workshops are focused on fostering skills and knowledge crucial to young leaders, paving their way and getting them involved.
This is where you can get together with your fellow Young Leaders and discuss your own projects – to broaden your horizon and channel different approaches and perspectives on topics that are essential to your vision of changing cities for the better.
We’re giving you exclusive networking options at the conference – for example at the official VIP and speakers’ reception, and will make sure that you get enough presence during the conference days: we want all conference participants to know who you are and get to know you! This is your chance to get connected to almost 3.000 CityChangers!
Application for 2020 .
Our call for applications for the Young Leaders Programme 2020 will start in December 2019.
Applications will be submitted via an online form, to be found here.
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If you have any question, drop programme director Cornelia a line.
Meet the Young Leaders Alumnis .
47 Young Leaders from all around the world were chosen to join the first edition of the Young Leaders Programme happening during UFGC19 in Oslo.
came from 32 cities in 17 countries
were 51% female and 49% male
engaged in topics like water, energy, built environment & architecture,
urban food, behavioral change, raising awareness, mobility or new work
founded a network for young urban CityChangers:
The Future Urban Leaders Network
Curious to know more? Here’s our 2019 Young Leaders Gallery, featuring all 47 programme participants including their names, cities, topics, quotes and LinkedIn profiles so you can get in touch with them: