How to attend the Summit

The One Young World Summit 2017 , Bogotá, Colombia 4 - 7 October

On 4 October, young leaders from 196 countries will descend on Bogotá for the One Young World Summit 2017.
Find out how you can be one of them.

The annual One Young World Summit brings together the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations. Delegates to the Summit meet and make lasting connections with peers from almost every industry, sector and country. No youth led movement outside of the Olympic Games represents as many nationalities as the One Young World Summit.

During the Summit delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. They will hear and be heard by world leaders acting as the One Young World Counsellors. Past Counsellors include Justin Trudeau, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Mary Robinson, Emma Watson and Arianna Huffington.

If you are a leader aged 18 – 30 with a passion for global issues and a track record of making a significant impact in your community, country or organisation then you could be part of this year's One Young World delegation.

Attend on a scholarship

One Young World is committed to ensuring that the opportunity to attend the Summit is available to as many people as possible regardless of their ability to pay. As well as our core scholarship, All Bar None, we are working with our partners to create further scholarship opportunities suitable for candidates with a range of backgrounds, skillsets and nationalities. Find out if you are eligible to attend the One Young World Summit 2017 in Bogotá on a scholarship. View Scholarships

Attend with a partner organisation

One Young World has partnered with more than 500 of the world’s leading organisations including Fortune 500 companies, foundations and top universities. Partners play a huge role in each Summit by sponsoring talented young leaders to attend.

To see the full list of One Young World Partners click here.

If your organisation is not currently a One Young World Partner, please contact

If you have been nominated to attend the upcoming Summit as a member of a partner’s delegation please register below. Make sure you have your delegation code to hand as you will need this to register.


Attend independently

If your application is accepted, the next step towards attending the Summit is to secure funding to pay your delegate fee.

Find here How to raise funding to attend the summit.

You can pay this fee yourself or find an organisation or individual to sponsor you. Once you apply you will receive advice on how you can raise the delegate fee independently.

Click here to find out more about the Delegate fee



Attend As a Returning Ambassador

As a Returning Ambassador, you can attend the Summit with a reduced fee. To attend independently, log into your profile, click on 'Summit Booking', and proceed to payment. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please contact Please note that while you may be considered for a scholarship, priority is given to first-time delegates.