Applications are now open for the 2020 Leading Change Forum!
The 2020 Leading Change Forum will assemble 150 young professionals and emerging leaders from across the country, united by a common vision of achieving a sustainable, prosperous, and socially just future within a generation.
Applications will be received on a rolling basis until all delegate spots are filled. The first round of application review will begin October 23, 2019. Applications submitted after this date will be considered only if there are remaining spots available. Those interested are encouraged to apply early.
Are you a cleantech entrepreneur? We have an opportunity just for you!
For the first time, the Leading Change Forum will be co-located with GLOBE Exchange – a transactional event for investors, cleantech innovators, government representatives and corporate leaders. A select group of 15 young cleantech entrepreneurs from the Leading Change delegation will have the opportunity to meet with investors during an afternoon break-out session.
The investor meetings are short (10 min.) and will take place over a 2-hour time block immediately after lunch. Investors may be VCs, corporations, or financial institutions. GLOBE Exchange is located at the same venue as the Leading Change Forum, so no additional travel is required.
Applications will be received on a rolling basis until all cleantech delegate spots are filled. The first round of application review will begin October 31, 2019. Applications submitted after this date will be considered only if there are remaining spots available. Those interested are encouraged to apply early.
To be eligible, delegates must be between 19-35 years of age on February 10, 2020. Preference is placed on Canadian-based applicants and proportional representation from all provinces and territories are built in to the final delegation composition.
The Leading Change Forum is a full-day event on Monday, February 10, 2020. The event is co-located with the GLOBE Forum at the Vancouver Convention Centre and accepted delegates will have access to programming throughout February 11-13, 2020. We encourage accepted delegates to take advantage of the GLOBE Forum opportunity and plan to stay in Vancouver from February 10-13, 2020.
Applying to the forum is free and if selected, there is a registration fee currently set at $150.00 for the Leading Change Forum. This fee is highly subsidized and set at a level that most young professionals are able to invest. Financial support is available should the Leading Change Forum registration fee present a barrier to participation.
There are several options available to delegates wishing to participate in the GLOBE Forum. At the moment, these include access to the GLOBE Innovation Showcase and associated programming, reduced rates for students, government employees, and NGOs, or free access to the GLOBE Forum in exchange for a light volunteer commitment.
While we cannot guarantee funding for travel and accommodation at this time, dedicated volunteers and materials are available to support individual fundraising efforts. Full-ride funding is being prioritized to support indigenous youth participation.
WHY APPLY TO BE A DELEGATE? WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
Are you a sustainability leader who keeps seeing the same faces at events? Curious to see what others are working on beyond your bubble? As a Leading Change delegate you can expect to leave with:
- New connections to peers outside your industry or discipline
- New questions and ideas sparked by different perspectives and experiences
- A greater sense of clarity and direction from experienced leaders in the field
- A more diverse network to draw upon to help you lead change – both now and in the future
Leading Change supports knowledge sharing and network support for sustainability leaders between the ages of 19-35. We help equip them with the skills and support they need to accelerate action towards a livable, inclusive future.
The young people we work with are mature, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in expanding their network across different: