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Are you an aspiring young changemaker?

YOUNGA 2022 Youth Delegation applications are now open.
Deadline: June 17
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Discover the future youth
want, the action we need.

2021 YOUNGA Youth Delegate Communiqué features key policy recommendations from youth
across 137 countries.

Our events gets you right up close to world leaders, decision-makers and celebrity influencers.

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Schedule At A Glance

Innovation Masterminds

Youth Delegates only

Live sessions that connect Youth Delegates directly with VIP speakers in an intimate immersive setting to discuss global challenges, co-create solutions and exchange ideas. Shake the hands of peers around the word.

Four Week Leadership and Training Program

Youth Delegates only

Youth Delegates receive access to a bespoke four-week leadership and advocacy training program by BridgingTheGap Ventures, along with curated career advancement and networking opportunities. Apply Today

Global Programming

Open to everyone

Live streamed worldwide, our programming features candid intergenerational fireside chats between influential leaders and young changemakers, along with immersive 360 performances using mixed-reality.

Speakers United for Impact Including

Lewis Tan

Actor (Mortal Kombat) and martial artist

Ahmad Alhendawi

Youngest Secretary-General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and first-ever United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth

Cara Delevingne

Model, actress and co-founder of MyEcoResolution

Johanna Lissinger

Ambassador, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden

Chief, Ogimaa Atcha-koo-way, Jim

Knowledgekeeper Foothills Ojibway, Turtle Island


Mr. Worldwide, Grammy Award-Winning Rapper, Songwriter and Record Producer

Julianne Hough

CEO and Founder of KINRGY

Kalen Allen

Digital Creator and Actor

Miya Cech

Actress (Nickelodeon's "The Astronauts")

Drew Ray Tanner

Actor on Riverdale, Somewhere Between and You Me Her, and Musician

Claudia Romo Edelman

Mexican-Swiss diplomat, social entrepreneur, and global mobilization expert

Alyson Stoner

Multi-disciplinary Artist, Writer and Digital Creator

Nikki Reed

Actress, entrepreneur and founder of BaYou with Love

Nick Vujicic

Speaker, Author, Evangelist and Entrepreneur

Cyrill Gutsch

Founder and CEO of Parley for Oceans

leadership from

Immersive VR/XR performances.
Inspiration from young changemakers around the world.

The experience

Cross-Sector and Intergenerational Dialogues

Participate in thematic discussions that bring together media influencers, policymakers, industry experts and young changemakers under 35. Programming ensures everyone is at the table to discuss, debate and co-create solutions.

Inclusive and Accessible

YOUNGA is accessible to audiences worldwide as a virtual concert and online conference, allowing regional watch parties set up in classrooms, school campuses, community centres and offices around the globe allowing for participants to interact.

Quality Engagement

BridgingTheGap Forums speakers, partners and audience members are equals. Engage in candid conversations, interactive Q&A sessions, roundtable discussions and innovation masterminds with a diverse community of leaders on topics you are passionate about.


This is not another initiative to talk about the change we need—BridgingTheGap Forums focus on turning ideas into action. All speakers and partners will select a call-to-action for audiences to do in their community related to a cause they are passionate about.
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A new kind of virtual event—immersive and interactive

It’s not enough to just be at the table. At YOUNGA you’re invited to be an active contributor.
With the use of experiential technologies, speakers can see, hear and sit with Youth Delegates as if they were in the same room.
Put your ideas at the centre of critical discussions across our thematic tracks:
Explore cross-cutting topics with experts in social innovation, technology and mindfulness.
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Missed our 2020 Global Broadcast?

100+ industry partners, reaching young leaders across 243 Nations and Territories

2021 Programming Partners

2021 Youth Champions

We are grateful to have over 100 partners including…

Founding Chair

Kelly Lovell

CEO, BridgingTheGap Ventures

2021 Impact Advisors

Jeff Hoffman

Chairman, Global Entrepreneurship Network

Peter Nguyen

Founder & CEO, Ad Exchange Group

Brandi Veil

Founder and CEO, Being Investments Company

Ari Eisenstat

Futurist Innovation Educator and Impact Investor

Justin Markell

Director of Community, Kindred and Founder, Good Decisions Only

Virginia Salas Kastilio

Hyper Connector and Founder, I Trust You

We are a global community united for impact