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International Youth Day: Innovation Collaboratory

In honor of International Youth Day, an observance recognized by The United Nations and celebrated annually on August 12, GYAN's Innovation Collaboratory allows global youth to expand their networks, build strategic partnerships, discuss ways to achieve success, and share their positive contributions to their communities and nations.

Innovation Collaboratory 2024

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The Global Youth Advancement Network (GYAN) at Michigan State University invites you to attend our virtual International Youth Day 2024: Innovation Collaboratory on Monday, August 12, 2024, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (EST).

In celebration of International Youth Day, recognized annually by the United Nations on August 12, GYAN is thrilled to announce the Innovation Collaboratory 2024. This dynamic event is designed to empower youth from around the globe, providing a platform to expand their networks, build strategic partnerships, discuss pathways to success, and highlight their contributions towards sustainable development within their communities and nations.

We invite proposals from young innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs to contribute to the Innovation Collaboratory 2024. Submissions should align with the event's theme, "Youth Towards Sustainable Development Goals," and may cover but are not limited to the following proposal tracks:

  • Exploring critical issues related to youth and the SDGs
  • Showcasing youth-led initiatives, projects, and innovations that contribute to the SDGs
  • Discussing challenges and opportunities in achieving the SDGs


If you would like to participate in this event as a youth presentersubmit a proposal for a fifteen-minute presentation. If your proposal is selected by the GYAN team, you will be contacted to create a PowerPoint presentation for the Innovation Collaboratory event. Presenters will receive a certificate for their contributions to global issues. Proposals are due by Sunday, June 30, 2024 (11:59 pm EST).

Or, if you would like to simply attend this event as an observer/ public audience, please register here.  

Don’t hesitate to contact gyaninfo(at) if you have any questions.

GYAN believes that young people are catalysts for positive change in the world. Join us for this inspiring event and contribute to the global dialogue on sustainable development. Together, we can empower youth to lead the way towards a more sustainable and equitable future. We look forward to seeing you in August!

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