The Emerging Leaders Conference
ELC is an annual event of World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) for young individuals to learn about the salient issues of today and how they can apply their roles as leaders through a variety of talks, forums and interactive activities. Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas and build networks with other youth leaders from the Asia Pacific region. It also serves as venue for young people to engage in cultural exchange. This will strengthen a region-wide cooperation among Asia Pacific youth to implement projects among participating individuals and organizations, as well as explore possibilities for project collaboration, laying the groundwork for long-term partnerships.
WYAAP ELC Essay Writing Competition
In celebration of the fifth year of the WYAAP ELC, we will be launching the ELC Essay Writing Competition open to all interested ELC delegates. Twenty (20) applicants with the best essay answers will be chosen and awarded with a special conference fee discount. The top three (3) ELC Essay Writing Competition Winners will be given the opportunity to present their essays at the conference as part of the program.
Describe your biggest weakness from your point of view, and describe your greatest achievement from another person’s point of view.
30% Relevance to WYA beliefs
20% Composition and writing style
How to join
The ELC Essay Competition is open to all interested delegates of the ELC. Simply download the application form and submit your accomplished form to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before August 19, 2016 (Friday) 11:50 PM (GMT +8).
Late submissions will not be considered for the competition, but will still be considered for ELC participation
October 20, Thursday: What Should I Know?
(8:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
Opening Keynote: Why Should I Care?
The Status of Our Environment (Plenary)
Innovation for Social Good (Plenary)
Modern Technology: Developing Smart Cities (Panel)
Traditional Technology: Nurturing Cultural Heritage (Plenary)
October 21, Friday: What Can I Do?
(8:00 AM – 10:00PM)
Feed Your Curiosity: Environment Preservation Areas (Breakout Sessions)
Know Your Tools: Mobilizing Change (Breakout Sessions)
October 22, Saturday
(8:00AM – 4:00PM)
Youth and Government (Plenary)
Green Businesses: Purpose-Driven Ideas (Panel)
Closing Keynote: Make Your Ideas Happen
Closing Remarks and Distribution of Certificates