After an exciting opening ceremony commonly held at the United Nations Headquarters, the main conference weekend begins with engaging panel discussions, presentations, and talks featuring experts and leaders across various fields. The conference center welcomes hundreds of Youth Assembly delegates, and the excitement overflows from such a vibrant and diverse environment. You get to meet the most passionate young leaders from across the globe, and exchange valuable insights on their unique perspectives on global challenges.

During lunchtime, you can visit the Action and Impact Hub, where selected AFS Youth Assembly Delegates showcase their impactful projects to fellow delegates. This exhibit-style event provides an opportunity for you to learn from showcased projects, grow your network with youth from around the world, and explore opportunities for collaboration and volunteering.

In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to participate in a diverse array of interactive workshops covering topics such as leadership development and social entrepreneurship. These sessions offer valuable learning experiences and practical skills training, empowering delegates to drive positive change in their communities.

Throughout the day, networking breaks provide valuable opportunities for you to connect with each other, share ideas, and build relationships. Whether grabbing a coffee or participating in a networking activity, these breaks foster meaningful connections and collaboration among participants.

As the day winds down, you have time to reflect on your experiences and plan for the days ahead. Whether journaling, setting goals, or strategizing for upcoming sessions, this quiet time allows you to consolidate your learning and prepare for another impactful day at the Youth Assembly.

During free evenings, you have the chance to engage in informal discussions with fellow delegates and speakers. These casual conversations often lead to new insights, collaborations, and friendships, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among participants. Obviously, you can also explore the vibrant city of New York!

Experience the power of connection and collaboration at the Youth Assembly, where every day is filled with opportunities to learn, grow, and make a difference.

Get a preview of the panel discussions that will happen in August 2024.

Plus, check out this link to see the program from 2023!