24 February 2006
The Global Citizenship Conference
Students and young professionals wishing to make a difference in the world are invited to apply for a one-day conference on February 24, 2006, in Indianapolis called "The Midwest Global Citizenship Conference." The summit aims to open a dialogue among young leaders about civic engagement in the globalized world of the 21st century. The conference costs $30 to attend, but thanks to generous support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute, DarMac Foundation, and Hewlett Foundation, we are able to offer 50 full and 50 half-scholarships to exceptional college and graduate students.
The conference will offer students an exciting day of activities aimed at inspiring them to be responsible global citizens. In the morning, students will participate in an interactive, face-to-face international videoconference with peers halfway around the globe on the meaning of global citizenship and the impact of globalization on cultural identity.
Over lunch, students will hear from Gillian Sorensen, the former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations. Then, in the afternoon, students will engage in workshops aimed at equipping them with the tools to effectively educate their peers about global issues. Throughout the daylong conference, students will also have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with a diverse group of young leaders, equipping them with the knowledge, support and structure to implement these ideas in their neck of the woods.