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Young ICT Leaders' Forum 2019


Young ICT Leaders' Forum 2019

​This year's Young ICT leaders’ Forum (YILF) will take place from September 3-6 in smart city of Busan, Republic of Korea during KICT Innovation Week.

The Young ICT Leaders’ Forum is an annual event organized by ITU and Busan Metropolitan city. It gathers youths worldwide to learn and to share ideas about ICT development and innovations.

The 6th edition of the Young ICT leaders under the overall theme of “Mind the gap: Sustainability and Impact in Smart Cities” will explore a first gap where youth entrepreneurs are inhibiting from addressing the right problems in their community,a second gap where their solutions are unable to scale in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. 

Programme Overview

This annual event, gathers a global community of young ICT leaders, aged between 18 and 35 years, to promote the participation of the youth in the digital economy, including (1) promoting the engagement of youth in the field of ICTs; (2) decreasing the digital divide; and (3) promoting research on emerging ICTs particularly Internet of Things (IoT), among others.

Participants will learn through a four-day journey empowering them with knowledge, skills, and means to be champions in their communities, to scale their solutions and create sustainability. 

  • Two days will be dedicated to a workshop/bootcamp for ITU Innovation Challenge 2019 winners to develop their ideas furthers;
  • One day of the forum to share knowledge and provide networking opportunities with global experts;
  • And, one day will provide a Study tour of the Busan Smart City ecosystem to a see showcase of a smart cities infrastructure.

Agenda Brief

​Information will be available soon!

Jury & Moderators

​Information will be available soon!