YOUNG LEADERS .
The Young Leaders Programme 2020 .
The Young Leaders Programme is a special programme track of the URBAN FUTURE global conference, taking place annually during the conference days. It is directed at passionate urban changemakers of 30 years or younger that want to change the future of our cities for the better. 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 “regular” conference sessions and workshops – plus exclusive programme and networking options specifically tailored to their needs. The aim of the programme is to get ambitious young CityChangers involved into the discussion about how our cities of the future should and will look like. 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 .
Call for applications starts on December 10, 2019.
Applications will be submitted via an online form provided to you here from December 10 on.
Application deadline ends on January 19, 2020. Young Leaders 2020 will be announced end of January 2020. The application focuses on your motivation to join the programme, your contributions to making cities more sustainable, and your ambitions for the years to come.
Young Leaders receive a reduced ticket price of 295€ (including access to all exclusive Young Leaders formats, all regular UFGC20 sessions, the exclusive speaker- and VIP-opening, and the official UFGC afterparty).
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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: