"THE BEST YOUTH INNOVATION & LEADERSHIP SUMMIT IN THE WORLD."

YOUNG LEADERS 2021

AN ONLINE EXPERIENCE

DIGITAL SUMMIT (SPREAD ACROSS 3 WEEKENDS)

27–28 February, 6–7 March, & 13–14 March 2021

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED.

 

DIGITAL LEARNING

RE-IMAGINED

ACCREDITED & CERTIFIED.

UNIQUE CONTENT & DELIVERY.

Our mission is simple — to assemble the world's most creative and ambitious young minds to work together for sustainable global impact. We believe that building a community of Gen Z changemakers from diverse backgrounds is central to this.

We are a group of lecturers, fellows, and alumni from the University of Oxford, Harvard University, New York University, and King's College London.

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A PRESTIGIOUS LIST OF
90+ SUBJECT EXPERTS

50

50 ESSENTIAL CAREER
MENTORS & TUTORS

6k

OVER 6000 STUDENTS
ENGAGED & MENTORED

40

STUDENTS FROM 
OVER 40 COUNTRIES

OUR IMPACT

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STRONG ALUMNI

NETWORK

All summit attendees will
join our global community of changemakers

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SKILLS AND TOOLS

FOR THE FUTURE

You will learn and develop
practical leadership skills and put them to practice

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COVID RESPONSE

EDUCATION PLATFORM

We are working with a team in
Oxford to launch a new
education initiative

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SDG-THEMED
LOCAL PROJECTS

We help you develop your
ideas to solve global
challenges at a local level

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YOU THE CHANGEMAKER

30% of our profits are given to students and project winners to launch impact initiatives in their local communities.

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GLOBAL COMMUNITY

40% of our profits go towards establishing educational platforms aimed at solving knock-on effects of the pandemic.

Heart & Hands

FUTURE
YOUNG LEADERS

30% of our proceeds go towards growing & improving YLD, ensuring that future summits are even more accessible & impactful.

 

OUR SUMMIT

3 WEEKENDS. HELD ONLINE.

For students aged 15–20.

 

Changemakers For A New Decade:

Our speakers and instructors will lead their discourses around a theme of creativity, sustainability, personal storytelling, and the methods of innovative thinking. Our innovation workshop is CREST-accredited.

 

PAST HIGHLIGHTS

Professor Alexandre Caldas

It's a fantastic initiative — bringing to the hearts of young people the challenge of the environment.

Kelly Hunter, MBE

Four key words that are repeated in Shakespeare's works more than any others — eyes, mind, reason, and love. They form a poetry of the brain.

In the Athens Evening News!

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

"The Uni Admissions workshop was really helpful — specifically listening to the mentors talk about their personal experiences."

—  GSYL 2019 Delegate

 

A SUMMIT
THAT WILL BLOW
YOUR MIND

 Component #1  

World-Class Talks

Everyone has a story. Learn how to be a thoughtful, innovative, and successful young leader from our experts at leading institutions across the world.   

 Component #2  

Real-Life

Projects

Work in diverse, global teams to put into practice the new skills you have learnt. Identify, design, solve, and pitch a solution to a global problem. 

Component #3  

High-Quality Mentorship

To be the best you must learn from the best. Be inspired by the most successful leaders in the world to boost your skills, knowledge, and impact on the world.

PRICING

50% fee waivers are available for students in government-funded or state-sector schools. Third-party documentation may be requested in some instances. UK state-sector students who qualify for free meals can receive up to a 90% fee waiver.

Full Cost: £840

 

TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS

Get in Touch For Group Bookings

We would love to work with your school to give your students an unforgettable experience. We offer group discounts, bespoke programming, and more. View our brochure for schools below and please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

 

MENTORS FROM

LEADING INSTITUTIONS

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BE IN

THE KNOW

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TAKING PLACE ACROSS 3 WEEKENDS:
27–28 February, 6–7 March, & 13–14 March 2021

 

OUR MENTORS

Ambassador
Samantha 
Power
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Samantha Power is a Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School. From 2013-2017, Power served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s cabinet.

Samantha
Power
Professor Pete
Dobson, OBE, FRCS

Professor Dobson was responsible for creating and building The Begbroke Science Park for Oxford University. He has published over 190 papers and 32 patents. He is currently on the advisory board of several companies involved in nanomaterials, healthcare, and energy.

Professor Pete
Dobson, OBE, FRCS
Nirmesh Patel

Nirmesh Patel is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cambridge Cancer Genomics, a smart genomics company using liquid biopsies to better guide cancer therapy choice and offer truly personalised medicine. 

Nirmesh
Patel
Professor Harvey Whitehouse

Professor Whitehouse is Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology and professorial fellow of Magdalen College at the University of Oxford. He is generally regarded as one of the founders of the cognitive science of religion field.

Professor Harvey
Whitehouse
Dr John Collins

Dr Collins is the Commercial Director of SynbiCITE, the UK's Innovation & Knowledge Centre based at Imperial College London. Its aim is to commercialise products, processes, and associated technologies within the Synthetic Biology domain in the UK.

Dr John
Collins
Professor Maarten
De Vos

Professor De Vos is the Director of the Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Monitoring group at the University of Oxford. His lab develops innovative biomedical monitoring & signal analysis tools using data from wearable sensors.

Professor Maarten
De Vos

(HOVER OVER ME!)

Paul Ostwald
Bianca Cefalo
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A serial media entrepreneur, Paul has worked on multiple socially-driven startups. He co-founded Forum, a pan-European media platform that translates quality EU journalism into multiple languages. Paul holds a BA & MPhil from Oxford.

Paul
Ostwald
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 Bianca creates and implements 'disruptive thermal management solutions for Next Generation Telecommunication Spacecrafts'. She's also an UK STEM Ambassador, and an extremely passionate advocate for women in STEM.

Bianca
Cefalo
Dr Edward Miller
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Dr Edward Miller is a medical doctor. He graduated with an MBBS from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2014. His areas of interest include mindfulness, mental health, and school-based mental health programmes. 

Dr Edward Miller
Caritta Seppä

Caritta is co-founder and COO at Tespack, specialising in mobile energy and aiming to make everyone energy independent. Named the Best Energy Startup in the EU, Tespack's customers and partners include Vodafone, Intersport, and the UN, amongst others.

Caritta
Seppä
Dr Andromachi Athanasopoulou
Isaac Sesi
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Isaac Sesi is a Ghanaian entrepreneur, engineer, and the founder of Sesi Technologies, a Ghanaian company that solves agricultural and food challenges. He is recognised by the MIT Technology Review as one of the world's top innovators under 35.

Isaac
Sesi
Dr Leanne Armitage
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Dr Armitage is co-founder of the Armitage Foundation, a charity that offers medical outreach programmes to students from under-represented backgrounds. Her foundation aims to increase diversity across UK medical schools.

Dr Leanne
Armitage
Simon Bucknall

Based in London, Simon is an international award-winning speaker, coach & facilitator, helping ambitious leaders achieve greater impact through spoken word. Simon is an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Oxford Blavatnik School of Government

Simon
Bucknall
Professor Vajira
Dissanayake

Prof Dissanayake is the former President of the Commonwealth Medical Association and founder of the Commonwealth Digital Health Initiative. He is Chair & Senior Prof of Anatomy, Director of Genetics, & Chairperson of Biomedical Informatics at Colombo University.

Professor Vajira
Dissanayake
Kelly Hunter, MBE

Kelly Hunter is a British film, television, radio, stage, and musical actress, a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), the Royal National Theatre, and Vesturport. She is a Laurence Olivier Award nominee, Radio Academy Award, and TMA Awards winner. 

Kelly Hunter,
MBE
Professor Dan Bulte

Professor Bulte is an MRI physicist & an Associate Professor in Engineering at the University of Oxford. He is based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and has worked at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB) for over 10 years.

Professor Dan
Bulte
Professor Alexandre
Caldas
Professor Alexandre
Caldas

Professor Caldas is the Chief of Country Outreach, Technology & Innovation Branch at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a Director of the United Nations (UN), and a Professor of Science and Technology Policy.

Dr John Kenny

Dr Kenny is a lecturer in Politics at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He holds a DPhil in Sociology & an MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government). His research interests are in the areas of public opinion, elections, and environmental politics. 

Dr John
Kenny

OUR TEAM

THE CATALYSTS

Dr Erfan Soliman, FHEA

Lecturer at University of Oxford

Enterprise Fellow, MPLS

Founder of Oxford Global, a Social Enterprise Organising Equal Opportunity Education Events

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Dr Saru Ranjan

NHS Medical Doctor

Health Technology Advisor 

Founder of Medical Education Company

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Dr Ti Xu

Ideas-to-Impact Fellow at University of Oxford

UK STEM Ambassador

Founder of Cibus Health, an Oxford University Incubator Start-Up

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Samantha Bogie

Second-Year Spanish Student at the University of Oxford

New College Access and Outreach Officer

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Umar Azad

Environmental Science and Applied Math Major at Harvard University

Sustainable Development Enthusiast

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Mary McBain

Biochemistry Student at the University of Oxford

Educational Equality and Access Ambassador 

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Chloe Manuel

English Literature and Language Graduate from the University of Oxford

Former President of New College De​bating Society

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Shruthi Natarajan

MEng Chemical Engineering Student at the University of Manchester

UK STEM Ambassador

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Questions? Drop us a line at team@youngleaders.digital