What will it take to empower more active global citizens to change the world?

Join us in Montreal to collaborate with doersm thinkers and funders working on viable solutions.

Register to join us at the AFS Global Conference 2019


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Global Competence makes the world work better together

  • Explore winning strategies to bring global competence into classrooms and youth programs

  • Understand how global competence helps all stakeholders better connect resources and communities to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Find out how cutting-edge study abroad programs provide real-world learning opportunities and global skills that employers need

  • Learn how global education builds resilience to extreme ideologies that divide people


Join 600+ leaders from around the world

Who should attend?

  • Educators & Students

  • NGOs & Youth Leaders

  • Policymakers

  • Business Leaders & Social Entrepreneurs

  • Media & Influencers

  • Faith Representatives

  1. Regina Honu, Social Entrepreneur, Tech Needs Girls

  2. Veronica Boix Mansilla, Global Competence Education Researcher, Harvard University

  3. Mario Piacentini, Senior Analyst, OECD (PISA)

  4. Jenny Buccos, Creator and Executive Director, Crash Test World

  5. Anies Baswedan, Gouvernor of Jakarta, Indonesia

  6. Vishakha Desai, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs, Columbia University

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AFS Global Citizen Prize for Young Leaders

The new AFS annual prize will recognize one extraordinary young person for their commitment to improving the global community with US$10,000 and international recognition.

Applications are now closed. The winner will be announced at the AFS Global Conference, on 10 October 2019.