Join the World’s Leading Media at YOUNGA®

Organized by BridgingTheGap Ventures, the YOUNGA Forum is a pioneering annual global youth takeover event uniting young people with decision-makers using VR/XR technologies to co-create solutions for a more inclusive, sustainable world during the United Nations Decade of Action from 2020 to 2030.

Through an inclusive, forward-looking youth-driven dialogue, YOUNGA amplifies the youth voice, creating a global interactive and participatory platform for the hopes, concerns and ideas of young people to be seen and heard by the world’s top decision-makers.

Submit a media request to coordinate a media interview, access to speaker quotes and/or arrange private VR media tour, early access to 2021 programming and/or media passes for the YOUNGA finale event or media lounge.

See our highlights from YOUNGA 2020 and 2021

View our collection of clips from our inaugural forum in 2020 and our 2021 YOUNGA Forum featuring some of our speakers, influencers, Youth Delegates as well as a peek into the immersive VR/XR experience offered by our programming

Top issues our 2021 Youth Delegates care about

Learn about the key issues and recommendations from youth across 137 countries for decision-makers to address.

Watch our YOUNGA 2020
XR After Party Recap

Step onto YOUNGA’s spaceship in AltspaceVR, the setting of our immersive XR 2020 After Party featuring a performance from Grammy award-winning rapper, songwriter and record producer, Pitbull.

What YOUNGA 2020 Youth Delegates Have To Say

“Discussions by youth across the globe with key decision makers are crucial for us to accomplish Vision 2030 for our island. This is what YOUNGA provides... For the past five years I have been working tirelessly to eradicate education inequality across the Caribbean region. It pains my heart to see the inequity that exists. The time for discussion and action is now."

Jenine Shepherd, Youth Delegate

YOUNGA is exactly what the youth and the world needed right now. I've met incredible people here and I've learned from each and every one of you. When I joined I thought it was going to be really hard to connect with everyone... but the whole YOUNGA team and speakers has made it possible to connect and feel close to everyone!"

Laura Moncada, Youth Delegate

"This is one of the life changing experience for me to attend YOUNGA. [So far] I had an opportunity to meet with experts and celebrities to talk about their social impact work and share our ideas to them so we can work together to meet SDG goals by 2030. It feels like we are in the community and have been treated like a family as well."

One Young World, Youth Delegate

VR After Party Highlights

VR After Party banner at 11pm EST on Dec 5

Request a VR press tour to see the magic of our mixed-reality experience with Pitbull from our finale first-hand.

Ensuring No One is Left Behind

YOUNGA is an inclusive and accessible platform for young people and decision-makers to unite and co-create solutions for a better future. Through our 2021 Youth Delegate program, we upskilled 2,000+ Youth Delegates, nominated by youth-serving organizations and charity partners, providing free access to 40+ hours of leadership and advocacy training and guided mentorship sessions with high-level decision-makers.

YOUNGA 2020 Youth Delegate Breakdown*

*Of those who chose to identify themselves

13.2% low-income or facing barriers to employment¹

62% women, plus our YOUNGA team is women-led

42.2% People of Colour²

¹ Includes those who identified as low-income persons (23.1%) and persons who are underemployed/ unemployed or experiencing barriers to employment (13.2%)
² Includes those who identified as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) (22%), Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) (8.1%), Indigenous peoples (4.7%) and/or visible minorities (7.6%)

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BridgingTheGap Ventures
Kelly Lovell, Founding Chair