We welcome you to Mumbai, India! ♥
13th – 17th December 2018
Can there be a conference for the youth, by the youth and of the youth? Yes 🙂
We believe that events supported by institutions like the government or large organizations have an innate limitation – the control and ownership of older people. While we appreciate the wisdom that comes from grown-ups, we long for an event that we can create, hold and run.
SAYC 2018 aims to be such a youth-led co-created space where we are not subject to schedules and sessions that we don’t enjoy, but rather create a truly vibrant space of action and engagement.
We hope to create an intensive space at SAYC where we can deeply reflect, learn and draw on the inspiration we need to create a different world.
The theme of SAYC 2018 is ‘Leadership for the Future’ of South Asia. There have been several developments in the field of leadership. How do we bring these to create a South Asia that the youth dream of?
Clearly, the existing leadership models have failed us. They have only created more extremism and centralization. Our still-developing countries spend on wars and defense while millions experience hunger and malnutrition. We are preoccupied with what each of us is doing to the other country, rather than strengthening ourselves. This, we believe is a result of a myopic leadership.
In SAYC 2018 we will look at the objective of achieving Peace and Non-violence through the strategy of building a new leadership. Through workshops and sessions, we will develop a sharper understanding of the challenges we face as well as build the skills we need to respond to the crisis.
We foresee an intensive retreat-style event where participants co-create a safe space to share their own concerns, challenges, and dreams with each other. Alongside, we will be sharing the latest in leadership experiments within Blue Ribbon as well as internationally.
What’s unique about SAYC Mumbai 2018?
- An intensive gathering of 40 delegates between 22 to 35 years of age from South Asian region.
- It is a 5-day gathering not for aspirational but committed leaders of South Asia who have already proven their ability to drive change.
- It intends to build a collective of South Asian leaders who would drive the movement forward.
- We are ready with 8 years of building a platform (of alumni, national leading organizations) to create something that will help in the transformation of the region.
SAYC 2018 will be held at the Retreat House Bandra, Mumbai. We are looking forward to co-create a safe space to foster deep ties with love and friendship for a peaceful South Asia ♥
The last date to apply is 25th October 2018 for all the participants. The applications will be assessed on a rolling basis for International participants. Indian participants would be notified about their application on 30th October 2018.
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