July 11-July 13, 2019
Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Summit

Strength in Unity: Shaping the Future


The world today is fractured along ideological, religious, and cultural lines. Deepening gaps in values and a disregard for individuals who look different and think differently have led to a sharp rise in confrontation and conflict among communities and countries. In a world where more than 42 percent of its population is below the age of 25, BYLC believes that it is critical to engage our youth in conversations around collaborative leadership, inclusiveness, and tolerance.

The Youth Leadership Summit 2019 will bring together 500 university students and young professionals, competitively selected from Bangladesh and around the world, along with a constellation of reputed speakers, to facilitate an intergeneration dialogue on pressing issues that affect young people. The theme for this year’s Summit, Strength in Unity: Shaping the Future, is born out of the belief that the values that unite us are stronger than the forces that divide us. The Summit will be a celebration of the commonalities between people from different backgrounds, using that as a vehicle for bridging gaps in society.

The Summit will feature a mix of plenaries and concurrent panels on issues ranging from why leadership matters to the role of ethics in leadership to entrepreneurship. It will also offer delegates the opportunity for networking, building and practicing leadership, and sharing ideas on how youth can shape our collective future.

Previous Summit speakers have included distinguished leaders from private, public, and civil sectors as well as faculty from Harvard, MIT, and Oxford. The keynote speakers for the 2019 Summit will be announced in April 2019.



By becoming a delegate at BYLC's Youth Leadership Summit 2019, you will:



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Learn to exercise leadership effectively on behalf of the issues you care about deeply.

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Share ideas and learn from distinguished leaders and innovators from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

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Become part of a powerful global network of bright and accomplished young leaders.

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Past Speakers



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Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

Honorable Speaker of the Parliament

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Gowher Rizvi

Advisor to the Honorable Prime Minister

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Sir Christopher Ball

Former Warden of Keble College, Oxford University

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Dean Williams

Harvard Faculty

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Hugh O'Doherty

Harvard Faculty

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Akhter Matin Chaudhury

Chairperson, BYLC

Past Summits

Brochures of past summits are available in PDF



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TESTIMONIALS


“The Youth Leadership Summit 2016 is the first event in the South Asia region that I have been to and I am elated to discover that the youth here are so passionate and dedicated to the cause they believe in. This gives me strong hope that in the future, not so far from now, the South Asian youth will rule the world with their passion and I am proud to be among them.”
Farhan Ahmed Delegate, YLS 2016
“The Summit helped me realize that one of the key aspects of a good leader is the ability to mobilize his/her group to reach the goal, and also to consider the concerns and opinions of the fellow team members. This explains why some teams fail to work together while others maintain good team dynamics.”
Kazi Rifah Noor Delegate, YLS 2016
“When you are in a room full of 400 delegates who care about social issues with the same zeal and empathy as you, it feels amazing. The Summit is a great platform to meet such people and be assured that you can all join hands for the greater good of Bangladesh and the world.”

Rafa Mahzabeen Delegate, YLS 2016

If you are passionate about leading change in Bangladesh, then we want to work with you to ensure a brighter future for the next generation.
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FAQs



WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT TAKE PLACE?

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The three-day Youth Leadership Summit 2019 will take place from July 11-12, 2019, at the Bangabandhu International Convention Center (BICC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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• You will learn how to exercise leadership effectively on issues you care about deeply;

• You will have the opportunity to share ideas and learn from distinguished leaders and innovators from the private, public and non-profit sectors in Bangladesh, including policymakers, diplomats, entrepreneurs, and academicians. These discussions will help you make informed choices about your own career direction;

• You will become part of a powerful network of bright and accomplished young leaders from all over the world;

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Any student studying in an accredited university is eligible to apply. We are also inviting applications from young professionals who are below the age of 30. As a significant part of the Summit involves interactive activities and discussions, you should come prepared to actively participate in all the sessions. All selected delegates will be provided reading materials prior to the Summit in order to maximize their learning at the Summit.

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• Application deadline: May 4, 2019

• Youth Leadership Summit: July 11-13, 2019

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Selected national student delegates will have to pay BDT 6,000 to register for the Summit. For young professionals, the fee is BDT 8,000. The registration fee will be used to cover meals at the venue, souvenirs, certificates, and course materials.

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Financial aid will be available to admitted delegates with demonstrated financial need.

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Selected delegates will have the option to pay either by an account payee check, bKash, in cash at the BYLC Headquarters or through a pay order drawn in favor of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center.

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The admissions process is quite competitive. In the first round, all the online applications will be reviewed by an admissions committee. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the second round of assessment, which will include a personal interview. Finally, 500 participants from Bangladesh and around the world will be selected as delegates to the Youth Leadership Summit 2019.

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We try our best to support the development of the young generation. However, due to resource constraints, we will not be able to provide individual feedback to applicants.

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Yes, as a delegate you will be required to stay for the entire duration of the Summit. The Summit structure is designed in such a way that it builds on the concepts covered the previous day. The overall experience will be most valuable for you if you are present in all the sessions at the Summit.

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No, BYLC will not provide accommodation facilities for the delegates.

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No, you will not be able to attend the Summit without going through the admissions process.

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The three-day Youth Leadership Summit 2019 will take place from July 11-12, 2019, at the Bangabandhu International Convention Center (BICC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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• You will learn how to exercise leadership effectively on issues you care about deeply;

• You will have the opportunity to share ideas and learn from distinguished leaders and innovators from the private, public and non-profit sectors in Bangladesh and around the world, including policymakers, diplomats, entrepreneurs, and academicians. These discussions will help you make informed choices about your own career direction;

• You will become part of a powerful network of bright and accomplished young leaders from all over the world;

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Any student studying in an accredited university around the world is eligible to apply. We are also inviting applications from young professionals who are below the age of 30. As a significant part of the Summit involves interactive activities and discussions, you should come prepared to actively participate in all the sessions. All selected delegates will be provided reading materials prior to the Summit in order to maximize their learning at the Summit.

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Selected international delegates who do not need accommodations will have to pay USD 200 to register for the Summit. Those who require accommodations will need to pay USD 400 for the Summit. Registration fee will be used to cover meals, souvenirs, certificates, and course materials. Please note that international participants will have to bear the cost of visa and airfare.

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Yes, BYLC will provide a support letter to all international delegates that willo help them obtain a visa to travel to Bangladesh. If there is a Bangladeshi Embassy in your country, BYLC will also directly send a visa support letter to the Embassy on your behalf.

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• Application deadline: May 4, 2019

• Youth Leadership Summit: July 11-13, 2019

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Financial aid will be available to admitted delegates with demonstrated financial need.

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Accepted participants will have to pay the fees in cash or account payee cheque on the day of their arrival into Bangladesh.

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The admissions process is quite competitive. In the first round, all the online applications will be reviewed by an admissions committee. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the second round of assessment, which will include an online interview. Finally, 500 participants from Bangladesh and around the world will be selected as delegates to the Youth Leadership Summit 2019.

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We try our best to support the development of the young generation. However, due to our resource constraints, we will not be able to provide individual feedback to applicants.

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Yes, as a delegate you will be required to stay for the entire duration of the Summit. The Summit structure is designed in such a way that it builds on the concepts covered the previous day. The overall experience will be most valuable for you if you are present in all the sessions at the Summit.

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You may choose to register for the Summit with or without accommodation, and the cost will vary accordingly. If you stay at our recommended accommodation, which will offer a discounted rate for the Summit delegates, BYLC will provide transportation to and from the Summit venue. The cost of the accommodation will be added to the registration fees. The registration fee with shared accommodation for four days is USD 400.

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No, you will not be able to attend the Summit without going through the admissions process.

About BYLC

Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), the country's first leadership institute, exists to build connections among youth from diverse backgrounds, equip them with leadership skills, and enable them to have high impact in public, private, and civil sectors. All our efforts aim to strengthen prosperity, justice, and inclusivness in societies worldwide.



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