WBG Youth Summit 2018: Participant Application
Introducing the 2018 World Bank Group Youth Summit: Unleashing the Power of Human Capital! This year's Youth Summit will take place on Monday, December 3, 2018 through Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., USA. If you are between the ages of 18 and 35 with an interest in youth in development and this year's theme of Human Capital, please submit your application to participate through the form below. We are accepting applications until 11:59 pm EST (Washington D.C. time) on October 5, 2018.
Due to the volume of applications we receive each year, we will not be able to accept all applicants, but want to sincerely thank you for your interest. We will notify those applicants who are accepted to attend in early November. Even if you are not selected or able to join this year's Summit in-person, the event will be broadcast live. Please join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/879956098846105/) and visit our website (https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2018/07/25/world-bank-youth-summit-2018-unleashing-the-power-of-human-capital) for more details as they become available. Follow the event on Twitter with #WBGYouthSummit and #investinpeople!
Please note that the Youth Summit cannot help attendees with finding sponsors, covering travel/accommodation costs, or the Visa process for traveling to Washington D.C. for the event.
For any questions, please send an email to YouthSummit@worldbank.org.
Name (First/Given Name, Last/Family Name)
Country of Residence
Antigua and Barbuda
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Czech Republic (Czechia)
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
State of Palestine
Syrian Arab Republic
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
US State of Residence
Not in the USA
District of Columbia
U.S. Virgin Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Prefer Not to Answer
Date of Birth (MM / DD / YYYY)
Are you currently a student?
Field of Study / Major
Name of Education Institution (School / College / University)
Name of Employer / Organization
Type of Employer / Organization
Private Sector - Start-up
Private Sector - Not a Start-up
Currently USA Visa Holder or Exempt
I do not have a USA Visa, but do not require one to enter the USA
I do not have a USA visa and require one to enter the USA
I currently have a USA Visa
The Youth Summit is a two-day event taking place on December 3-4, 2018. Please indicate your willingness to attend and participate on each day. Note that participants are encouraged to attend both days to get the full learning experience, as the full agenda is designed to ensure that the two days are complementary to each other.
I plan to attend both days (Dec 3-4)
I plan to attend day 1 only (Dec 3)
I plan to attend day 2 only (Dec 4)
Do you have a sponsor that will cover your transportation and accommodation expenses in Washington DC during the event?
No, but I do not need one
No, but I will find one
If you responded that you already have a sponsor, please provide the name. The Youth Summit would like to thank the sponsor personally. (A Sponsor is any organization, company, institution, school, university or third party that is covering your expenses.)
Sponsor Email: If you responded that you already have a sponsor, please provide the email.
Have you previously attended the World Bank Group Youth Summit? If yes, when?
I have not attended the Youth Summit before
Yes, in 2017: Technology and Innovation for Impact
Yes, in 2016: Rethinking Education for the New Millenium
Yes, in 2015: If Not Us, Then Who? Crowd-Sourcing Solutions for Climate Change
Yes, in 2014: The Need for More Open and Responsive Governments
Yes, in 2013: Youth Entrepreneurship: Cultivating an Innovative Spirit to Alleviate Global Youth Unemployment
Why should you be selected to attend the WBG Youth Summit 2018? Please provide a brief description between 100-200 words explaining the reason why you should be selected to attend WBG Youth Summit 2018 based on your interests, experience and/or past achievements. Applications under 100 words will not be accepted.
Are you a participant in the competition?
If you or your team is participating in the competition, which email address did you use to participate in the competition?
Thanks again for your interest in the 2018 WBG Youth Summit. We will be in touch soon!
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