FOR YOUNG SHAPERS.

Experience of a lifetime

The Young Leaders Programme is a special track of Urban Future events directed at passionate urban change-makers of 30 years or younger that want to change the future of our cities for the better.

The Young Leaders Programme is a combination of skill workshops with renowned experts, exclusive networking formats and inspiring activities to get your own ideas ahead – all in the midst of participating in Europe’s largest event on sustainable cities.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

LEAD WITH US.

During the conference, Young Leaders have access to all “regular” conference sessions and workshops – plus exclusive programme and networking options specifically tailored to their needs. The aim of the programme is to get ambitious young CityChangers involved in the discussion about how our cities of the future should and will look. We’re creating exclusive programme options that will push you and inspire you. These will provide you with a head full of new perspectives and a strong network for whatever career path you have chosen.

“If I can describe UF19 in one word, that would be ‘inspiring’!
Having so many motivated, engaged and passionate people
in the same room was very energizing.”

Diana Diaz Castro

Young Leader

SKILL AND WORKSHOPS

LEARN FROM THE BEST

During these sessions, we’re connecting you with renowned experts from all over the world – on the topics of leadership, communication, or presentation skills, for example. These workshops are focused on fostering skills and knowledge crucial to young leaders, to pave your way and get you involved.

FIRESIDE CHATS

PERSONAL MEETINGS

These are discussions in small groups of 6-8 attendees. In very “honest” and personal sessions, community-, business-, and city leaders share very unique experiences (eg. of being a politician). This is your chance to bug them with your burning questions. In these sessions, there’s a strong focus on individual experiences, skills, motivation, and how to deal with frustrations along the way.

BRAINCYCLING SESSIONS

COLLABORATE

Get together with your fellow Young Leaders and discuss your own projects – to broaden your horizon and channel different approaches and perspectives on topics that are essential to your vision of changing cities for the better.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCE

We’re giving you exclusive networking options at the conference – for example at the official VIP and speakers’ reception – and will make sure that you get enough presence during the conference days: we want all conference participants to know who you are and to get to know you! This is your chance to get connected to almost 2,500 CityChangers!

WHO IS IT FOR? THIS IS FOR YOU IF YOU ARE …

  • ambitious and passionate about actively making your city more sustainable
  • wanting to get inspired by and connect with the most amazing change-makers from around the globe
  • longing for a network of like-minded peers to create a movement
  • eager to learn how to advance your change-making skills
  • ready to switch from talking to doing, and making change happen yourself

Sounds like a dream come true?

Did you know that as a City, business, or organisation, you
can also support a Young Leader or the programme.
Contact us to find out more!

Young Leaders & Volunteers Coordinator | Partnership Manager
Cornelia Forsthuber
cornelia@urban-future.org | +43 699 13 33 13 13

MEET OUR YOUNG LEADERS!

Young Leaders Gallery

The Urban Future Conference in 2019 celebrated the birth of its very own Young Leaders Programme. 47 Young Leaders from around the world were chosen to join the first edition in Oslo. Please meet all of the amazing young change-makers that have joined the programme so far!

Filter them by year of attendance, learn about their passions and projects, and get in touch to collaborate or know more.