Rock the Résumé of Your Favorite Recent Grad with Entry into the Largest Gathering of Young Leaders on the Planet, May 19-21 in Tucson, Arizona, at Biosphere 2
TUCSON, ARIZ., APRIL 14, 2016—The One Young World Environment Summit, to be held from May 19-21 in Tucson, Ariz., has three days of discussion, debate and networking in store for 500 young leaders at the world’s largest earth science laboratory, the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2. The event, which has been nicknamed “Young Davos” by some media outlets, will empower young leaders, aged 18–30, to be the change they want to see in the world. Entry into the summit is also shaping up to be one of the most meaningful college graduation presents of the season, for the following reasons:
1. It makes a résumé stand out. “Attending the One Young World Environment Summit is the single best way to punch up your résumé after graduation,” says One Young World International Managing Director Ella Robertson. “And the best part is that not only does it look great on paper, it is great; our delegates leave our summits feeling informed, empowered and inspired to create change.”
2. Countless networking opportunities. The One Young World Environment Summit—the first in the OYW series to address a specific topic following its six global events—is for young leaders who are passionate about creating tangible solutions to environmental problems. Delegates will be joined by One Young World Counselors who will guide and mentor delegates through their discussions and workshops; counselors for the Environment Summit include actor and activist Adrian Grenier; the first indigenous President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo; NASA Astronaut Ron Garan; CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray; and Robert Swan OBE, the first man to walk to the North and South Poles.
3. Cool things to see, do and learn about. As well as hearing from global figures, delegates will have the opportunity to make their own presentations and take part in workshops around the Biosphere. Discussions about deforestation will take place in the rainforest while a session on coral erosion will take place on the beach of the ocean area. Topics covered will range from protecting the Arctic and Antarctic to food security, from making COP21 last to the conservation of endangered species.
4. Big new ideas can take root. For those who are interested in getting into environmental fields, the Summit is the place to be. The Summit will build up to delegates going on to create their own initiatives and positive impact in the environmental arena. After the Summit, delegates will have the opportunity to register to join a network of over 7,000 OYW Ambassadors: young leaders who will be driving change in 196 countries. Ninety-eight percent of OYW delegates say that the experience has inspired them to be more socially responsible, and 85 percent report being inspired to start a new initiative because of OYW.
Previous One Young World summits have been held in London, Zurich, Pittsburgh, Johannesburg, Dublin, and Bangkok.
Visit www.oneyoungworld.com/environment to register for the One Young World Environment Summit. Passes can be bought as full events with shared, individual or no accommodation, or as a one-day ticket.
About One Young World International
One Young World International is a new division of One Young World, the premier global forum for young leaders. It will host a series of satellite events throughout the year, gathering 500 young leaders to discuss pressing global issues. The first event will be specifically themed on the environment and will take place at Biosphere 2, Tucson, Ariz., May 19-21, 2016.
About One Young World
One Young World is the principal global forum for young leaders aged 18 to 30. Established in 2009, One Young World hosts an annual summit attended by 1,300 delegates from 196 countries. No youth-dominated event represents as many countries outside the Olympics. One Young World is a unique platform for young leaders to network with peers from every country and sector, sharing ideas to develop solutions to address urgent global issues.
Following the summit, One Young World Ambassadors go on to deliver initiatives in their countries and communities, often collaborating with other One Young World Ambassadors to develop projects on a global scale. Over 8.9 million people have been impacted by the work of One Young World Ambassadors since 2010, with 2.7 million being impacted in 2015. Unlike any other event, the One Young World Summit gives delegates the kind of media platform afforded ordinarily only to those who lead countries and corporations.
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