REMINDER – Expenses-covered conference in Switzerland

There are only five days left to compete for an expenses-covered participation in the global conference: 46th St. Gallen Symposium, to be held 11–13 May 2016 in Switzerland.

For a quick overview, please feel free to watch a video presentation here: https://youtu.be/bcoZgLflhPU

Distinguished personalities who have already confirmed their attendance at the upcoming symposium include Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Nestlé Group, star economist Dambisa Moyo, Guler Sabanci, Sabanci Holding, Tidjan Thiam, Credit Suisse Group, and Andrew Witty, GlaxoSmithKline. Speakers attend because they want to engage with the students. The complete and regularly updated list is available at www.symposium.org/speakers.

Submission deadline for the essay competition is 1 February 2016 at www.symposium.org/apply. The authors of the 100 best contributions qualify as Leaders of Tomorrow for the St. Gallen Symposium. At the conference, the six finalists compete on the big stage (global audience, livestream, hundreds of top-decision makers and leaders watching) for a prize money of CHF 20,000.– and the prestigious St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award.

Register now at www.symposium.org/apply and hand in your essay no later than 1 February 2016.

St Gallen Symposium – Deadline 1 February 2015

The deadline for the St. Gallen Symposium’s annual essay competition (St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award) is now less than a month away.

The competition offers postgraduates an opportunity to win a cash prize and expenses-covered participation as a “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium (7-8 May 2015), a great opportunity for your CV.

This year’s essay theme is “Proudly Small” focusing on the importance of smaller units in politics, the economy and the society. Highlights, if you qualify include:

  • Free participation as a “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium
  • Meet 600 distinguished ‘Leaders of Today’: entrepreneurs, top managers, politicians and scientists from more than 60 nations
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
  • Expenses covered (flight, board and lodging)
  • Chance to win the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, endowed with €20,000, including a speech in front of the assembled plenum.

Please note that because the Swiss students who organise the St. Gallen Symposium are seeking to develop a dialogue between young people and older people in positions of influence they have decided it should be open to all graduate and postgraduate students born in 1985 or later.

If you have any questions about this scheme please contact:

Leaders of Tomorrow Team – award@symposium.org

Competition details and application procedure can be found here.

St Gallen Symposium Presentation – 27 October 2014

The St. Gallen Symposium has launched it’s annual essay competition (St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award). This offers postgraduates an opportunity to win a cash prize and expenses-covered participation as a “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium (7-8 May 2015), a great opportunity for your CV.

This year’s essay theme is “Proudly Small” focusing on the importance of smaller units in politics, the economy and the society. Highlights, if you qualify include:

  • Free participation as a “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium
  • Meet 600 distinguished ‘Leaders of Today’: entrepreneurs, top managers, politicians and scientists from more than 60 nations
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
  • Expenses covered (flight, board and lodging)
  • Chance to win the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, endowed with €20,000, including a speech in front of the assembled plenum.

Please note that because the Swiss students who organise the St. Gallen Symposium are seeking to develop a dialogue between young people and older people in positions of influence they have decided it should be open to all graduate and postgraduate students born in 1985 or later.

For details on how to apply for the competition, please come along to a presentation at King’s from one of the organising students on 27 October 2014 at 18.00, Room 1.68 Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus.

If you have any questions about this scheme please contact:

Leaders of Tomorrow Team – award@symposium.org

Competition details and application procedure can be found here.

Falling Walls Lab London, 17 October 2014

The Falling Walls Lab London offers young academics, professionals, and entrepreneurs a high profile platform to showcase their innovative research to a panel of luminaries from the worlds of academia, research, and business.

Falling Walls Lab is a new challenging, inspiring and interdisciplinary format for young bright minds. It offers the opportunity to young academics and professionals to present their outstanding ideas, research projects and initiatives.

There’s no one model or discipline that we’re searching for – last year’s London submissions spanned cultural frameworks, education programmes, organic chemistry research and graphic design solutions from bright young students, professionals and PhD researchers.

The catch? You only have three minutes to pitch your idea to the panel.
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