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A chance to speak up at the Challenge:Future Summit!

by C:F Team on 23rd February, 2010 at 10:26 AM CEST

The planning for the first Challenge:Future Summit is in full swing. The Challenge:Future Summit will be held in Spring 2010 in Bled, Slovenia where the C:F finalists come together to compete for the grand prize, and share ideas and action plans for our common future. We have many exciting and meaningful activities in the works for the finalists as well as other esteemed guests including industry leaders, influential futurists, policy/decision makers and NGOs. One of the events that we want to emphasize is Youth Dialogue where we invite C:F members to present opinions at the final summit on a topic connected to the C:F annual theme "the Future of Connecting".

So, if you would like to speak at the Challenge:Future Summit, here is what you need to do:

Submit a paper to Challenge:Future about an issue that is crucial to the future and should be addressed today or any topic related to "the Future of Connecting". This should be an issue that you are concerned about and passionate to speak about as the purpose of the Youth Dialogue is to influence and shape our future with the voices of the youth.

- Note that your presentation at the C:F summit in Bled will be approximately 5 minutes in length, so you would need to have enough content in your paper to support your presentation.

- Also, you will need to have enough background understanding of this topic to lead the panel discussion that will take place amongst all attendees of the summit after your presentation.

- Approximately 2 or 3 papers will be selected. And the authors of the winning papers will have the chance to come to Bled (travel/flight expense covered) to speak at this by-invitation-only and unprecedented Challenge:Future Summit.

- Not sure what topics to write about? Here are some example topics we collected from our platform:

Vikram Chintalapati - Tear down the red tape

Arash Rafiq - Global Water Crisis

Fahd Masood - Garbage it

Vallabha Rao - Work redefined

Alexandra Nastase - Transforming tomorrow

Purav Aggarwal - A virtual Climate Summit

Jana Toskovic - Liquid money

Kevin Nay Yaung - Power the world

Siddharth Rajkonwar - Morality and propriety (discussion about cloning and genetically engineerd crops)

Arpan Patra - Do it

Jake Jones -Toes In The Sand  

Nubi Kayode – the role of Culture in leadership

Saad Khan - Stereotyping

Challenge:Future invites the above mentioned members to further develop these great ideas into presentation papers for the C:F submit. Even if you are not on this list, you are still more than welcomed to submit your paper.

If you are interested, please submit your paper to mp@tmk-lab.eu with the email heading as: C:F Summit Presentation Paper - (your paper's title).

The due date for submission is end of March. All undergraduate and graduate level students from any accredited university, college or other educational institution born after 4 March 1979 and before 4 March 1992 are eligible to enter.

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Maggie Peng

Maggie Peng

Hi everyone!

I also want to mention that there is no format limit for your paper. Email, pdf, word doc, smoke signals.. anything works as long as I can read it.

23rd February, 2010 @ 12:02 PM CEST

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra | Action team

this is a very good idea!! best!

23rd February, 2010 @ 12:08 PM CEST

Jake Jones

Jake Jones

I'm very impressed Maggie can read smoke signals! Lol, your talents are endless Maggie!

23rd February, 2010 @ 12:23 PM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

Awesome idea... impressive

23rd February, 2010 @ 12:26 PM CEST

Fahd Masood

Fahd Masood | CF Chapters

Nice! But I believe there would have been a hyper-link created out of all the challenges mentioned so that people who're coming here the first time would be able to get what it's all about.

For Example; Transforming the world, power the world and for that matter even Garbage It (:p) is vague who sees this the first time!

Just an opinion. :)

23rd February, 2010 @ 12:26 PM CEST

Jana Toskovic

Jana Toskovic

Wow, guys! You never stop impressing me (as well as the other C:F members)! ;))

This is such a great idea and opportunity! :)) I will definitely give my best!

23rd February, 2010 @ 12:38 PM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

Just shoot a mail regarding this event to all
so more people can be part of it ...

23rd February, 2010 @ 12:56 PM CEST

Maggie Peng

Maggie Peng

LOL, yes, but don't you all go and submit this by smoke signals. There's no spell-check in this system after all.



23rd February, 2010 @ 1:05 PM CEST

Maggie Peng

Maggie Peng

Fahd, sorry about the missing links for the suggested topics. I wanted to get the news out to everyone as fast as I could. I will try to find the specific mentions and add the links in soon.

23rd February, 2010 @ 1:06 PM CEST

Saad Khan

Saad Khan | Action team | CF Chapters

i like it..enthusiasm and energy growing with each passing days..hurray for CF :)

23rd February, 2010 @ 1:18 PM CEST

Maria Angela Cepero

Maria Angela Cepero

great idea!!!! Just one question, when do we have to submit our paper?

23rd February, 2010 @ 2:18 PM CEST

Alja Sulčič

Alja Sulčič

@Maria: You have time to submit your paper until the end of March.

23rd February, 2010 @ 2:24 PM CEST

Maggie Peng

Maggie Peng

Links added, Fahd. Thanks for your suggestion.

Hurray for CF indeed!! I can't wait to receive everyone's submissions. I will be clicking "receive email" every 2 minutes from now till the end of March. ;)

23rd February, 2010 @ 3:12 PM CEST

Krste Kostoski

Krste Kostoski | CF Chapters

Great Great Great!!!

Will send you in Unicode smoke Maggie :):):)

23rd February, 2010 @ 5:59 PM CEST

Fahd Masood

Fahd Masood | CF Chapters

Cheers :)

23rd February, 2010 @ 8:06 PM CEST

Maria Angela Cepero

Maria Angela Cepero

Hi Maggie, one question, can I do a little questionnaire and send it to C:F memebers and include the findings in my paper?

23rd February, 2010 @ 11:18 PM CEST

Maggie Peng

Maggie Peng

Questionnaire? I'm intrigued. How about you email it to me? Maybe we can make it into a Weekly Hot Topic. WHT have more exposure on the homepage as well as having a link on the personal profile page. This way members who are willing to fill out your questionnaire can come to the WHT page to participate while others have less emails to stress about. :)

24th February, 2010 @ 12:11 AM CEST

Maria Angela Cepero

Maria Angela Cepero

Great Idea Maggie, I´ll work on it and send it to you.
Thank you!!!

24th February, 2010 @ 3:33 PM CEST

Dan Croitoru

Dan Croitoru

This is one great idea, dear C:F staff. It looks like introducing a mini TED Talks session with 5 minute presentations and discussion panels. It's starting to get better and better each day ;)
I'll send a couple of Smileys to cheer you up Maggie :)

24th February, 2010 @ 10:31 PM CEST

Sayanee Basu

Sayanee Basu | Action team | CF Chapters

Hi there... is there any requirement for the participant? E.g. must be below 30 years and a student, etc?

Maybe we can include this entry detail/requirement. Thanks!

10th March, 2010 @ 3:17 AM CEST

Alja Sulčič

Alja Sulčič

The eligibility requirements are the same as those for participating in the yearly C:F competition:
"All undergraduate and graduate level students from any accredited university, college or other educational institution born after 4 March 1979 and before 4 March 1992"

We mainly want this to be an opportunity for C:F members and challenge participants to join us in Bled regardless of the success of their teams in the competition. I have now also added this info to the News entry, thanks for reminding us Sayanee!

10th March, 2010 @ 8:38 AM CEST

Maria Angela Cepero

Maria Angela Cepero

Hi Alja and Maggie. I would like to know when will you let us know who are the winners of this great opportunity to go to Bled.
Thankyou

2nd April, 2010 @ 8:28 PM CEST

Alja Sulčič

Alja Sulčič

The winners will be announced on Tuesday (April 6), so stay tuned! :)

2nd April, 2010 @ 11:47 PM CEST

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