Program Details

Age group:  Students aged 14 – 18

Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, May 12th: 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST 

Daily Theme: What Is Global Citizenship? Being a Global Citizen & a Youth Activist 

Thursday, May 13th: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST 

Daily Theme: Your Cause

Friday, May 14th: 11am – 4pm EST 

Daily Theme: Time to Act

Keynote Speaker:
Sophia Kianni

Sophia is an American climate activist specializing in media and strategy. She is the founder and executive director of Climate Cardinals, an international youth-led nonprofit that works to translate information about climate change into over 100 languages. She represents the United States as the youngest member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. She also works as a national strategist for Fridays for Future, an international spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, and a national partnerships coordinator for This is Zero Hour.

Guest Speakers

Our broad network of expert speakers allows us to connect students with people all around the world who are doing real, meaningful work every day. Each Cause will have an expert speaker who will provide their real-world perspective and have a rich conversation with participating students. rnrnSpeakers will be confirmed by April 11th. rnrnIn the meantime, check out some of our guest speakers below.

Our Expert Speakers

Daily Schedule

Collective Definitions: A Global Citizenrn
Opening keynotern

Students select the cause they identify with and approach their selected cause through:rn
– Meaning Building Activitiesrn
– Guest speakers of their causern
– Pre-project ideation: individual research and jigsaw exercise for feedbackrn
– Identify specific issues to tackle in their communitiesrn
– Start coming up with an idea of a Pay It Forward project to bring back to campusrnrn

School Delegations collaborate on a project to bring each member’s chosen cause back to campus.rn
– Project workrn
– Final presentationrn
– Closing Keynote & Call to Actionrnrn

Conference Learning Goals:

Participants will participate in activities designed to help them find their cause, aligning their actions with their values.

Students will understand their power to change the world. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What age group is this conference for?

This is a high school conference for students aged 14 – 18

Are faculty required to attend with the cohort?

A faculty representative should plan to attend the conference as a steward for their school’s cohort. There is no expectation for faculty to facilitate, plan, or lead conference sessions; rather, they are invited as observers and advisors to their cohort.

What platforms do students need to participate in the conference?

Synchronous sessions will be held over Zoom. We will use Google Docs for collaborative activities during the Conference.