Get Global Youth Conference

Register today for the 13th Annual Get Global Youth Conference: Youth Can, Youth Will

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 21, 2018

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

Cost: FREE!

Join us: Register online today

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:

  • Social Justice: Youth Jail led by Rajean, Miracle, and Jason
  • Conflicts within Black Lives Matter led by Gloria, Aminah, Zekeya, and Sabrina
  • Equity: The Lack of Equal Opportunity and Treatment for Minorities led by Antonella, Nhi, Isaac, and Kemberly
  • Islamophobia: Its Forms and its Crimes led by Mushtaq, Jamila, Sarah, Saida, Shuria, and Ifftu
  • Governance: The Opioid Crisis led by Steven, Logan, Brennan, Sonny, John, and Ze
  • Climate Change: Its Effects and How to Reverse It led by Anna, Brian, Derrek, Matilda, Michael, and Sky

OWN Talks:

OWN Talks are brief, compelling speeches delivered in the style of TED Talks to inspire the audience. Students pick the topics.

  • Valuing Yourself Outside of Academics by Elyse
  • Gun Violence by Amina
  • Gun Control in School by Shelley
  • Pervasive Racism in Seattle Public Schools by Elaine
  • Intrapersonal Relationships by Kevin
  • The Development of Slang by Brennan
  • Hardship of Emigrating from Iraq by  Zaid
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Participate in the Opportunity Fair

Bring your resources to Get Global! Share your valuable opportunities with 150 Seattle-area high school students. All after-school programs, non-profits, colleges, universities, etc. who offer programs, internships, scholarships, jobs or more for high school students (age 14 to 19) are welcome to participate. Fair participants are asked to arrive by 11:00 am to set-up. Break-down begins at 2:00 pm. SIGN UP FOR THE FAIR For questions about the fair, call the OneWorld Now! office at 206-223-7703.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

We’re now seeking sponsors for the 2018 event! Check out the sponsorship perks.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors: UW Middle East Center, UW Center for West European StudiesKUOW, School’s Out WashingtonSeattle Globalist, Starbucks CAP Partner Network and the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington.

Videos from 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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