Youth Leadership Summit 2018

Duration: 3 days
Registration fee: BDT 6000 for students and BDT 8000 for young professionals
Location: Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Dhaka
Program dates: Sept 27 to Sept 29, 2018
Application deadline: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Eligibility: Any student studying in any accredited university in Bangladesh, is eligible to apply. We are also inviting applications from young professionals aged 30 or below.

About YLS

The 3-day Youth Leadership Summit focuses on the core challenges encountered by youth leaders. Through a competitive screening process, YLS brings a diverse group of young delegates from around the world together with distinguished experts, innovators, and leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors for a journey of collective exploration, reflection, and networking. The summit features a mix of plenaries and panels on entrepreneurship, global citizenship, education and career, gender and leadership, politics, and innovation. Team-building activities and reflection sessions give delegates opportunities to deepen their understanding of effective, meaningful, and inclusive leadership. Eligible applicants are in college, university, or at the start of their career.


Leadership Training

Leadership Training

Participants learn strategies to exercise leadership to address pressing local, national, and global challenges effectively.

Intergenerational Knowledge Sharing

Intergenerational Knowledge Sharing

The summit provides participants with the invaluable opportunity to interact with inspiring and distinguished experts and innovators from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.



Participants gain access to a powerful global network of bright, accomplished, and visionary youth leaders.


  • Create a common space for an inter-generational dialogue and knowledge sharing on pressing local, national, and global challenges
  • Facilitate leadership training for youth and enable them to make informed decisions about their career
  • Foster connections among youth determined to engage in courageous, compassionate, and competent leadership around the world

4 Summits


929 Participants

Youth Leadership Summit 2016