Virtual Conference,
8-10 October 2021

Since 2018, ASEAN Youth Organization organises an annual conference by ASEAN Youth Organization that invites 150-200 young professionals, students, academicians, and youth organization representatives from ASEAN Countries to meet and brainstorm about the region's development, creating policy recommendations for the authorities/ governments, and creating action plans after at regional level. The conference is the medium to enhance regional connectivity of ASEAN youth.

Virtual Conference, 8-10 October 2021

Since 2018, ASEAN Youth Organization organises an annual conference by ASEAN Youth Organization that invites 150-200 young professionals, students, academicians, and youth organization representatives from ASEAN Countries to meet and brainstorm about the region's development, creating policy recommendations for the authorities/ governments, and creating action plans after at regional level. The conference is the medium to enhance regional connectivity of ASEAN youth.

AYC 2021 seeks to gather 150 ASEAN youth leaders and change-makers from the region who are keen to share their thoughts about challenges and opportunities and create policy recommendations to the ASEAN Secretariat regarding their chosen pillar. ASEAN Youth Organization (AYO) recognizes the youth as catalysts for change and development.

ASEAN Youth Conference will be held online 3 consecutive days from 8th to 10th October 2021. The theme of the ASEAN Youth Conference “Resilience in Motion.” This conference will be the youth’s contribution in implementing the agenda for peace, stability, solidarity, unity, prosperity and sustainability in ASEAN in accordance with Brunei Darussalam’s chairmanship of ASEAN, “We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper.”  

This conference will gather high-level speakers and practitioners from three pillars of ASEAN and will have the opportunity to gather with other youths from other countries and learn from the experts who will act as the group facilitators. The topic of discussion will be based on the three pillars of ASEAN with the following focus:

The ASEAN Youth Conference is usually conducted in the country which holds the chairmanship of ASEAN. This year, however, AYC will be conducted fully virtual considering the current situation. The AYC 2021 will have the theme “Resilience in Motion” which aligns with Brunei Darussalam’s theme of Chairmanship: “We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper.” AYC will be conducted through multidimensional workshops and interactive activities to get participants involved in formulating policy recommendations to be submitted in ASEAN Summit which will be conducted in October 2021.

ASEAN Youth Conference 2021
Date: 8, 9, 10 October 2021
Where: Zoom (Virtual)

ALL TIMES SHOWN ARE IN GMT+7

    • Opening Remarks and Keynote Speeches – 13.00 – 14.00
    • Networking Session – 14.00 – 15.00
    • BREAK 15.00 – 16.00
    • Workshop on Problem Solving 16.00 – 17.30

ALL TIMES SHOWN ARE IN GMT+7

Webinar Session on each AYC Pillar(13.00 – 14.30) :

    • ASEAN and AMS Economic Recovery after COVID 19
    • Climate Crisis and its Socio-Cultural Impacts in ASEAN Regions
    • SEA’s Role in Global Political and World Development

SHORT BREAK (14.30-14.45)

FGD Session 1 (Challenges and Opportunities) (14.45 – 15.45)

TEA SESSION (Informal Networking Session for participants across pillars) (15.45 – 16.45)

FGD Session 2 (Policy Recommendations) (16.45 – 18.45)

ALL TIMES SHOWN ARE IN GMT+7

    • Fun and Bonding Session 13.00 – 14.00
    • Panel Discussion 14.00 – 15.30 
    • Closing Remarks – 15.30 – 16.00

END OF EVENT

How to Join
  1. Click the registration button on the bottom part of this page and you will be directed to the payment page. If you are from Myanmar and Laos, please register yourself HERE
  2. Please read the project description before you add it to your cart
  3. Continue to the payment process and our team will send you the Registration form for the next step by maximum 2×24 hours after we received your commitment fee’s payment.
  4. Fill the form we sent as soon as you received it. Please do not forget to check your junk or spam folder.
  5. We will announce the selection results on 29 September 2021. Please check your email and/or visit AYO Website to see the list of the candidates.
  6. For the selected candidates, you will received another email from our team and you will have an access to AYC2021 Delegates Platform on aseanyouth.net. You can check the program detail, handbooks, updates, and other important information from that platform.
  7. If you are registering for other people, please make sure you add the participant’s name and email address on the note column of the payment page
  8. If you are not selected, Don’t worry! You are invited to the main webinar on the first day of the conference.
  9. Any queries, please email ayc@aseanyouth.net
Requirements
  1. Age 17-35 years old
  2. Proficient in English (oral and written)
  3. Citizen of ASEAN Member States (as Delegate)
  4. All countries nationality (as Observer) – Limited numbers
  5. Have a strong interest in ASEAN related issue
  6. Able to communicate with other youths from different countries with background, gender, race, religion, culture, etc.
  7. Able to attend the whole conference event from 8-10 October 2021 (delegates and observers)
  8. Pay the commitment fee at 5 USD before the registration, and 10 USD upon the acceptance as delegate/observer
  9. For those who are not selected, will be given the opportunity to access the Main Webinar and Workshop session at the first day of the Webinar
AYO Perks
  1. Expand your network
  2. Learn regional and international experience
  3. Share and enhance domain knowledge about ASEAN
  4. Collaborate with peers from different countries
  5. Get ready and be prepared for future challenge 
  6. Post-Conference community support
  7. E-Certificate as the ASEAN Youth Conference Delegate
Programs

ASEAN Youth Conference 2021 will have a mixture of Webinars, FGD Session, Networking Session, and Panel Discussion to keep the participants engaged and create an interactive event in which participants can play a bigger role rather than just attending an event.

 

Therefore, we created a specific program flow to make this a special event. In the first day of the conference, delegates will spectate opening remarks from AYC 2021 Project Director, Executive Director of AYO, and the Secretary General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi (TBC), and two Keynote speeches from our guests of honor to have a deeper understanding first about AYC and ASEAN.

Speakers
  1. H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi (TBC) – Secretary-General of ASEAN;
  2. H.E. Garry Ramlee bin Ibrahim (TBC) – Executive Director of ASEAN Department at Brunei’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  3. Mr. Korn Chatikavanij – Former Finance Minister of Thailand (TBC)
  4. Agatha Lydia Natania – Executive Director of ASEAN Youth Organization;
  5. Michael Nugraha Budiarto – Project Director of AYC 2021
  6. Andhyta Firselly Utami – Environmental Economist at the World Bank
  7. Representative from OECD – OECD (TBA)
  8. Regine Guevara – Guevara Foundation
  9. Gaurav Verma (TBC) – Founder of Dojoko
  10. Representative from UNESCO (TBA) – Officer of UNESCO
  11. Representative from Global Action Italy (TBA) – Officer of Global Action Italy
  1. Click the registration button below and you will be directed to the payment page. If you are from Myanmar, Philippines and Laos, please register yourself HERE
  2. Please read the project description before you add it to your cart
  3. Continue to the payment process and our team will send you the Registration form for the next step by maximum 2×24 hours after we received your commitment fee’s payment.
  4. Fill the form we sent as soon as you received it. Please do not forget to check your junk or spam folder.
  5. We will announce the selection results on 29 September 2021. Please check your email and/or visit AYO Website to see the list of the candidates.
  6. For the selected candidates, you will receive an invoice for the conference fee of 10 USD. After completing the payment, you will have access to the AYC2021 Delegates Platform on aseanyouth.net. You can check the program detail, handbooks, updates, and other important information from that platform.
  7. If you are registering for other people, please make sure you add the participant’s name and email address on the note column of the payment page
  8. If you are not selected, Don’t worry! You are invited to the main webinar on the first day of the conference.
  9. Any queries, please email ayc@aseanyouth.net
  1. Age 17-35 years old
  2. Proficient in English (oral and written)
  3. Citizen of ASEAN Member States (as Delegate)
  4. All countries nationality (as Observer) – Limited numbers
  5. Have a strong interest in ASEAN related issue
  6. Able to communicate with other youths from different countries with background, gender, race, religion, culture, etc.
  7. Able to attend the whole conference event from 8-10 October 2021 (delegates and observers)
  8. Pay the commitment fee at 5 USD before the registration, and 10 USD upon the acceptance as delegate/observer
  9. For those who are not selected, will be given the opportunity to access the Main Webinar and Workshop session at the first day of the Webinar
  1. Expand your network
  2. Learn regional and international experience
  3. Share and enhance domain knowledge about ASEAN
  4. Collaborate with peers from different countries
  5. Get ready and be prepared for future challenge 
  6. Post-Conference community support
  7. E-Certificate as the ASEAN Youth Conference Delegate

ASEAN Youth Conference 2021 will have a mixture of Webinars, FGD Session, Networking Session, and Panel Discussion to keep the participants engaged and create an interactive event in which participants can play a bigger role rather than just attending an event.

Therefore, we created a specific program flow to make this a special event. In the first day of the conference, delegates will spectate opening remarks from AYC 2021 Project Director, Executive Director of AYO, and the Secretary General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi (TBC), and two Keynote speeches from our guests of honor to have a deeper understanding first about AYC and ASEAN.

  1. Director Rodora – Director of Human Development at ASEAN Secretariat;
  2. *H.E. Garry Ramlee bin Ibrahim – Executive Director of ASEAN Department at Brunei’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  3. Mr. Korn Chatikavanij – Former Finance Minister of Thailand
  4. Agatha Lydia Natania – Executive Director of ASEAN Youth Organization;
  5. Michael Nugraha Budiarto – Project Director of AYC 2021
  6. Andhyta Firselly Utami – CoFounder and CEO at Think Policy
  7. Representative from OECD – OECD (TBA)
  8. Regine Guevara – Guevara Foundation
  9. Gaurav Verma – Founder of Dojoko
  10. *Melati Wijsen – Founder of YouthTopia
  11. Alessandro Reali – Executive Secretary of Global Action Italy

Can I get certificate?

We have 2 types of certificates for AYC 2021; 1. Certificate of Webinar Participation (Only for the webinar participants at the First Day of the Conference) 2. Certificate of Appreciation as Delegates of AYC2021 (For everyone who joined from the first day to the end of the conference)

What if I didn’t get accepted?

Don’t worry! You will still have access to some parts of the conference below:

  • Day 1: Opening Ceremony
  • Day 1: Workshop on Critical Thinking
  • Day 3: Panel Discussions

We would love to see you all there!

When will my selection results come?

Your selection result will come approximately 29 – 30 September 2021.

As for the selected participants, we will kindly ask you to pay the conference fee of USD 15 to proceed.

 

What is the program format?

Regarding this information, please refer to the “program” section above.

Thank you!

Is AYC 2021 a free event?

The ASEAN Youth Conference 2021 is a 3-days-paid-event with USD 5 as the cost of the commitment fee and USD 10 as the cost of the conference fee.

 

All of the costs collected will be used to cover the operational costs of the program.

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