Our aim is to give young people a bigger voice in shaping new economic thinking - and help them with future work prospects. Covid-19 has revealed major flaws in our current models also made it tougher for young peope to explore purposeful career options.With opportunities to meet prospective employers and a competition to drive diversity our festival responds to both issues.
If you are 25 years old or younger, enjoy meeting new people, discussing new ideas and want to find a purposeful career in these changing times – this competition is for you. Register now. If you’re over 25, enjoy using your expertise to help develop new ideas, expand leadership, communication skills and energise your own thinking with fresh views, you could join as a mentor. Have a look what the role involves. You can also be involved as Sponsor or Partner – to introduce you to talented, creative young people and build wider relationships. If you are, please contact us.
It will launch on 27 July and run through August into October. Most of the events will be in August and early September with the final presentation of proposals at the beginning of October.
Yes, we have sessions in the morning BST which cover the evening as far as ahead as New Zealand and sessions in the afternoon BST when it is morning in California.
Taking part in our festival can bring participants huge benefits:
It is totally free.
Anyone can participate who is 25 or under if you feel up to it. There are no limits as to how young you can be. (All ages are welcome to join the speaker events.)
You do not need any qualifications.
Reward from helping young people - who are facing particular issues with limited work opportunites and will really appreciate your assistance.
Passing on your expertise to young people - have the satisfaction of young people learn from the expertise you have gained in your career.
Building relationships - build relationships with a diverse mix of partners, sponsors and experts who share your desire to build back better.
Meet talented young people and raise awareness - without face to face channels in place, our festival is an excellent way for you to connect with the next generation of leaders and thinkers. You can give presentations to share understanding about your organisation. You can also have multiple conversations on a virtual exhibition ‘table’ badged with your logo, and use a ‘whiteboard’ to share videos, images, text or links.
Build your own expertise and create wider relationships - you’ll have the chance to learn as well create relationships with a diverse mix of partners and experts who are leading thinkers about how to build back better.
Connect your identity with a positive future - your involvement will make a lasting difference supporting young people seeking to create careers with purpose in these very challenging times.
Participants can enjoy a unique virtual experience with an amazing digital platform we’re using (called Remo). We will provide briefings, facilitated discussions and speakers to provoke and inspire proposal development. An added bonus is you can nominate a speaker, and if your choice is selected you get to ask the first question on the ‘stage’ with them. You can also discuss and test your ideas with our expert mentors. The overall timelimes are:
Remo is the interactive events platform we are using. Our festival is unique, however, with a bespoke design by a young award winning architectural graduate. The platform give you complete flexibility to join in discussions, meet business leaders and experts you want to connect with, moving from one group to another – just like a real festival!
You can use a laptop, desktop or iphone to join, but not a tablet. A laptop or browser will probaly work best for you. You can use any internet browser except linux which is not supported. See this Remo Guide for Attendees_26.06.20 for getting the most out of the experience.
We have a range of different sessions:
Sessions can either be:
We have invited a number of speakers to give provocations. We are also inviting you to help choose speakers for later in the festival.
Each session is about 45 minutes followed by a 15 minute break before the next session. There are generally three such sessions in two blocks on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first block is aimed at the Eastern Hemisphere time zones and the 2nd at Western Hemisphere time zones.
You can join sessions any time you like. We will also make recordings available of all presentations.
Yes, you can join it anytime you like. We will provide welcome sessions at the start of every week for those who registered in the previous week.
We are looking for proposals which:
For example, you need to go beyond proposing a ‘Green New Deal’ and be more specific, focusing on more particular issues or sectors. Better proposals would be expected to draw from a range of different views to create new compelling and practical propositions.
Proposals need to be entered by individuals or teams on our proposal submission page – these then will be assessed by mentors and partners.
This page allows you to include:
Your challenge is to use this format to convey your ideas in a compelling manner. These proposals will be on a public platform so you can get feedback from around the world.
All entries will be assessed against the following criteria:
We willl be communicating regular updates across all key social media channels, email and online newsletters.
We are finalising how recordings of events may be shared after the festival.
We'd love to believe this could become an ongoing annual event, and will decided once we have assessed this first one.
You can use this form to make comments or ask any questions. In addition, there will be survey at the end of the events. We may also , ask you to share your views for brief video clips to use in our updates as we go through the festival.