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The eighth annual conference will take place Oct. 6-8, 2014 in Washington, DC convening practitioners, policy-makers, funders, corporate citizenship professionals, educators, and youth leaders working to increase economic opportunities for young people.

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Last Year's Conference

Visit the 2013 program page to access presentation material from last year's conference. The 2013 program included presentations, debates, and breakout sessions that delved into eLearning, low-cost mobile technologies, social media, gender, M&E, and much more.

Two Spotlights.

Power of Technology: Technology is transforming how people learn and earn. Globally the ICT industry will create an estimated 4 million additional direct jobs by 2016, while indirectly creating as many as 12-16 million more in other sectors. How do young people seize these opportunities? How do we harness big data, mobility, and gamification to create more economic opportunities for youth?

Youth in Hospitality: The hospitality industry is entering a period of worldwide growth. It employs over 255 million people around the globe, with projected creation of 73 million new jobs by 2022. How can this labor market demand help young people enter the workforce and improve prospects for themselves, their households, and their communities?

Five Tracks.

Workforce Development: How to support young people acquire the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that help them identify and obtain secure livelihoods.

Enterprise Development: How to support the development of mindsets, skillsets and toolsets that adolescent girls and boys and young women and men need to start and grow a successful business now or in the future.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact Assessment: How to identify and use relevant M&E approaches and tools and how to incorporate M&E findings into programming.

Gender: How to apply a gender lens to youth economic opportunities programming, and how to determine when gender-specific programs are appropriate.

Financial Services and Capabilities: How to increase young people’s access to quality and relevant financial services and improve their financial capabilities.


April 21, 2014: Registration and Call for Proposals
Late June: Conference Program Announced

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