Delegate Speaker Application 2018

Delegate Speakers play a significant role in the Summit. Unlike traditional conferences, One Young World provides a platform for young leaders to speak alongside Presidents, Nobel Prize Winners, global business leaders and other inspiring global leaders. Delegate Speakers are a truly international cohort, sharing their impactful work, personal experiences, views and opinions with over 1,400 Summit attendees and the watching world.

Each Speaker is personally introduced by a Counsellor before delivering a five minute speech during one of the five Plenary Sessions. The Plenary Sessions are the foundations from which all content at the Summit is developed. The 2018 topics were arrived at following a year-long consultation process with Ambassadors and incoming delegates.

To learn more about the 2018 Plenary Sessions and apply, please follow the links below: 

  • Education: Will the internet achieve equality in education?

  • Environment: How can our planet survive plastic pollution?

  • Health: Why are people still dying of preventable diseases?

  • Human Rights: SDGs: where do human rights fit in?

  • Poverty Alleviation: Can solving youth unemployment avert future conflicts?

Please find a list of FAQs about the Delegate Speaker application via this link.

Want to find out what it takes to become a delegate speaker? Re-watch the 2017 delegate speeches on YouTube: