Summit 2021 - Agenda

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Agenda Overview


Thursday 22 July: Opening Ceremony
16:00 – 18:00 CEST Digital Platform
18:00 – 20:00 CEST Live from Munich
20:00 – 22:00 CEST Digital Platform


The Digital Platform will commence from 16:00 CEST with a welcome address and lead up to the Opening Ceremony that will be broadcast live from Munich at 18:00 CEST from Olympiahalle. The show will feature the One Young World Flag Ceremony, music and dance entertainment, Counsellor welcome and keynote speakers.


Friday 23 – Saturday 24 July:

07:00 – 10:00 CEST Digital Platform

10:00 – 19:00 CEST Live from Munich

19:00 – 22:00 CEST Digital Platform


Sunday 25 July:

06:00 – 10:00 CEST Digital Platform

10:00 – 19:00 CEST Live from Munich

19:00 - 20:30  CEST Closing Ceremony


The Closing Ceremony will take place at BMW Welt. The ceremony will feature a revised Ribbon Tying Ceremony to fit in with Covid protocols, keynote speeches, music and performances. The handover of the Baton to Tokyo for 2022 will take place accompanied by traditional Japanese entertainment.

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Digital & Munich Stages and Workshops

Digital & Munich Stages

Plenary Speakers
  • Climate Crisis: Under 10 Years to Go, can we deliver the Paris Agreement?
    • Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland & Chair of The Elders
  • Rights & Freedoms: How can we defend rights online and offline? 
    • Shoshana Zuboff, Author
  • Future Economies: How can economic growth be more just?
    •  Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate & Founder, Grameen Bank
  • Education: How can we prepare for the 4th industrial revolution? 
    • Dame Vivian Hunt, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • COVID-19: Lessons from the pandemic- The Road to Recovery 
    • Angela Hwang, Member of Pfizer’s Executive Team & Group President, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group Pfizer
  • Conflict Resolution: Authoritarianism on the rise; how can we deescalate tensions? 
    • Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian Politician
Additional sessions will include:

The fight for equality: LGBTQ+ rights around the world

  • Mark Tewksbury, LGBTQ+ Activist & Olympian

Education & Empowerment

  • Toni Garrn, Model & Education Activist

Unpacking Gender

  • Shane Jenek, Drag Performer, Singer & Television Personality

Anti Asian Hate

  • Woody Milintachinda, Thai TV Presenter & Content Creator

Climate, Development & Food Scarcity

  • Joel Kinnaman, Actor & Activist
  • Sandra Kinnaman, Co-founder, Kinnaman Foundation


Panel Discussions

Mental Health

Ambassadors in Action

Social Business Platform

Speaker Q&A sessions

Leadership Awards 



Workshops will be running AM/PM on the Digital Platform, during the break periods live in Munich, as well as running live at The New York City Regional Hub.

We are thrilled to share that 2021 Summit Workshops will be hosted by organisations including:


  • Walk Free
  • The Fairtrade Foundation
  • Fauna & Flora International
  • Bellingcat
  • KPMG
  • Save the Children
  • Generation Unlimited 


Live, Munich

  • IKEA
  • The Google News Lab
  • The Future Leaders Network
  • My Life My Say
  • Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative
  • Extremely Together
  • Edinburgh Napier University


NYC Regional Hub

  • Yunus & Youth
  • Institute for Economics & Peace
  • Peace in our Cities

Dive into the details

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Has commenced with monthly sessions to welcome Delegates to One Young World and letting them meet and network with fellow Delegates from around the world.

Networking will continue on the digital platform, with Delegates assigned to each other for speed networking sessions, through “smart matchmaking”. Delegates can also connect with other Delegates through the search function in the app. The networking lounge also provides multiple opportunities for Delegates to connect informally.


For Delegates attending live in Munich, networking will take place during hotel meetups, break periods and evening events.


Our host city will be arranging city tours live for Delegates in Munich and virtually on the digital platform.


The mobile app allows all Delegates live and digital to communicate. 

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U.S. Regional Hub

A regional hub has been arranged at the St Peters University – Mac Mahon Student Center, Jersey City for those who are unable to attend the summit in person in Munich. There are excellent transport links and conveniently located for tri-state connections.


The Hub will have its own agenda of local speakers, Ambassadors and in-person workshops but will join the live Munich content. Please register as normal before the 2nd of July 2021 to confirm your seat at this Hub. Spaces are limited!


Catering will be provided for attendees.
An incredible agenda of interactive workshops, live in session speakers, live streaming of content directly from Munich every day.


Featured Speakers:
  • Isaac Bencomo – International Rescue Committee - Mexican Border Crossing
  • Shreyas Navare – Social Impact Through Stories
  • Ben Conard – Building Responsible Business
  • Ali Mustafa – Multilateralism and International Development


Featured Workshops:
  • Institute for Economics & Peace
  • Yunus & Youth - Demystifying Social Intrapreneurship: Applying the Social Business Mindset to a Corporate Setting
  • Peace In Our Cities
  • Schwarzman Scholars - Leadership
















For more information please contact:

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