Get Global Youth Conference

Join us for the 12th Annual Get Global Youth Conference!

Student-planned and student-led, the OWN Get Global Youth Conference is designed to empower youth and young social entrepreneurs to take action on important global issues.

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time: 10:oo am to 4:00 pm

Location: UW Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle WA (Map)

Cost: FREE!

Join us: Register online

OneWorld Now! students present dynamic workshops and inspiring “OWN Talks” to foster meaningful and intentional dialogue about the intersection of social justice issues, global issues, and the role of youth. OWN Get Global will also feature a global fashion and talent show. Lunch includes cuisine from around the world. This event is for high school students and is one of few conferences in the nation that is organized and facilitated exclusively by high school youth! Student workshops will fall under the following categories:
  • Climate Change
  • Consumption and Consumerism
  • Global Health
  • Governance
  • Human Rights
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Population and Carrying Capacity
  • Poverty
  • Universal Quality Education
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Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Thank you to the UW Middle East Center  and the UW Center for West European Studies for sponsoring our beautiful venue at the Ethnic Cultural Center. Thank you to KUOW, School’s Out Washington and the Seattle Globalist for getting the word out by joining us as Media Sponsors. Thank you to the Starbucks CAP Partner Network for coaching our students and providing breakfast. Thank you to the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington for joining us as a Changemaker Sponsor.

We’re still inviting sponsors to join us! Check out the sponsorship perks.


Videos from the 2016 Get Global Conference

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2016 Get Global Opportunity Fair Participants

  • Seattle Youth Employment Program
  • Confucius Institute of the State of Washington
  • Upward Bound
  • Team Read
  • Financial Literacy Club
  • Seattle University
  • Muslim Healers
  • Radioactive
  • Youth In Focus 
  • Young Women Empowered
  • Young Executives of Color
  • Youth Power House 
  • University of Puget Sound
  • South Seattle College

Thank you to 2016 Get Global Partners!

  • Confucius Institute of the State of Washington
  • Institute for International Education
  • Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
  • Starbucks China Asia Pacific Network
  • University of Washington Middle East Center
Sponsorship & volunteer opportunities are available for the 2017 conference. Check out the sponsorship perks. Email for more details.

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