The 5th WYAAP Emerging Leaders Conference 2016 in Philippines

The 5th WYAAP Emerging Leaders Conference 2016 in Philippines

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The 5th WYAAP Emerging Leaders Conference 2016 in Philippines

Deadline: August 31, 2016


The Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) is an annual event of World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) for young individuals to learn about the salient issues of today and how they can apply their roles as leaders through a variety of talks, forums and interactive activities. Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas and build networks with other youth leaders from the Asia Pacific region. It also serves as venue for young people to engage in cultural exchange. This will strengthen a region-wide cooperation among Asia Pacific youth to implement projects among participating individuals and organizations, as well as explore possibilities for project collaboration, laying the groundwork for long-term partnerships.

On its fifth year, the WYAAP Emerging Leaders Conference will focus on the theme, Upgrading Earth: Maximizing Technology and Innovation for People and Planet. It will be held on October 20 – 22, 2016 (Thursday to Saturday).

This year, WYAAP is also launching its first Emerging Leaders Conference Essay Competition. Winners will be given a special conference discount, as well as an opportunity to present their essays at the ELC.


Describe your biggest weakness from your point of view, and describe your greatest achievement from another person’s point of view.


  • 40% Content
  • 30% Relevance to WYA beliefs
  • 20% Composition and writing style
  • 10% Grammar

How to join

The ELC Essay Competition is open to all interested delegates of the ELC. Simply download the application form and submit your accomplished form to on or before August 19, 2016 (Friday) 11:50 PM (GMT +8).

How to Apply?

All interested participants must submit their completed application form to on or before the deadline of submission: August 19, 2016 for ELC Essay Competition applicants, and August 31, 2016 for regular applicants. You will be notified via email or phone if you have been accepted to the conference.

Once accepted, conference details and payment procedures will be will be sent via email.

Accepted applicants must settle the conference fee on our before the deadline to confirm their slots.

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