The event Steering Committee will review all requests for speakers. When reviewing applications the Committee will take into the account the following criteria:
Relevance of speech to topics we would like to address in the two days of the summit:
Employment, including the future of work
Entrepreneurship, including funding
Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Participation and representation of young people - particularly related to young people’s use and representation in social media / Internet
Humanitarian innovation labs / investment in early stage solutions
Measurement & Evaluation of ICT-enabled programs
New innovations that can support humanitarian programming specific to the four challenges that displaced youth face, e.g. blockchain, artificial intelligence, IoT, VR / AR
How to engage vulnerable or minority groups (e.g. people with disabilities) in tech-based initiatives
For young people only: Personal experience of the challenges faced by displaced youth and adolescents (age 14- 30) and how technology has helped you address these
Other topics proposed by speakers can also be considered
(Note: Speakers do not necessarily have to be experts on these themes in a humanitarian context, but should explain how their knowledge can be applied in a humanitarian context)
All presentations must speak to the use of technology and collaboration (within sector or cross-sector). Co-presenting between organizations/ individuals is encouraged.
Impact and importance of the topic under discussion when it comes to addressing the four highlighted challenges faced by young people in the region.
Use of the speaking platform to share something innovative or something that takes learning forward.
Relevance and interest of the topic to summit attendees.
Presentations delivered by or alongside young people are encouraged.
The expertise / experience of the speaker.
When reviewing applications, the committee will select speakers to ensure a balance between presentations that mostly provide context and presentations that are solutions-focused. Both types of presentation are welcome, although more agenda time will be given to the latter.
The committee will also ensure that keynote speakers and panelists represent a diverse cross-section of organization types.