5 events, 3 cities: Challenge:Future Summit 2013

by C:F Team on 5th April, 2013 at 10:56 PM CEST

“It is said that Nature always gives you an opportunity to explore the purpose of your life. C:F Summit 2012 redirected my life.” - Faisal Imtiaz, Pakistan

When you hear about a global event happening in Slovenia, probably the first thing you do is check where Slovenia is on your closest map. Why would a small country like Slovenia host one of the most global youth events on Earth? Because Slovenia is the home of Challenge:Future. To describe it is quite impossible. If you experienced it, it’s unforgettable. With this article, we accept the challenge to put the Summit experience in few paragraphs and answer few of your curious questions about what is going to happen at C:F Summit 2013. Here it goes!

“We all have role models, favored leaders, renowned businessmen or other gurus we adore, and one always wonders what they did when they were our age. At the C:F Summit, you meet young innovators, unique talents, you hear tremendous break-through ideas and you feel like you are sitting among the next generation of innovative leaders. Nothing can replace that feeling,” says Jonathan Uy from Philippines.

C:F Summit is an inauguration of creative, innovative minds, and a window to new horizons. It serves as the pinnacle of all activities and projects of the Challenge:Future global youth think-DO-tank. It is a touch point for young change-makers, business, education, political, and non-profit leaders who connect, learn, and inspire each other.

The first C:F Summit was organized in May 2010, gathering nearly 100 of the most promising Challenge:Future members from 33 countries in the beautiful town of Bled, Slovenia. The second C:F Summit followed in 2012, representing 38 countries, including China, Russia, India, Venezuela, Rwanda, Canada, Sweden, and UK. While working on some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today, including the global youth unemployment crisis, social entrepreneurship, challenges in education and the role of business in society, participants of the Summit were also exposed to advanced Skills Hours, Out of the Mind sessions, Dialogues in the Dark, extensive debates, cultural evenings, and dancing parties.

This year a new special journey is on the way.

In the light of the ongoing C:F Competitions 2013, C:F Summit 2013 topic will be “Creating Future with Creating Jobs.” From 20.9. to 26.09.2013 top youth talents from all over the globe will meet, engage, co-inspire and co-create in 3 different locations in Slovenia: Maribor, Ljubljana, & Bled! Yes, you are right: 7 days, 5 events and 3 locations! Here are some more details:

C:F Academy – Employment Bootcamp

Maribor, Slovenia | 20-23 September 2013 |In partnership with University of Maribor, Maribor – European capital of youth 2013 and RAZ:UM  

C:F Youth Forum - Out of The Box Youth Conference

Global Youth fighting Youth Unemployment | Maribor, Slovenia | 23 September 2013, 10:00 – 17:00 | In partnership with University of Maribor, Maribor – European capital of youth 2013 and RAZ:UM/Out of the Box

C:F Business Forum and judging panel for The Future of Work

Ljubljana, Slovenia | 24 September 2013, 10:00 – 17:00 |

C:F Educators Forum and judging panel for Make.It.Work 

UN PRME Summit 2013 and CEEMAN annual conference 2013 Bled, Slovenia | 25-26 September 2013 | In partnership with CEEMAN, PRME and IEDC Bled School of Management

C:F Summit Gala - Creating Future with Creating Jobs

Festivalna dvorana, Bled | 26 March 2013, 17:00 – 20:00 | Under the patronage of President of the Republic of Slovenia (tbc)

As part of the organizing committee, we also established a CF Summit Youth Committee that will make sure this event meets the needs of global youth audience. If you have some crazy ideas, witty proposals, unique suggestions, feel free to bug the members of the YOC and have your idea implemented:

Excitement is in the air for all of us! And the magic is yet to happen.

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Hitesh Thakkar

Hitesh Thakkar

Its Really good ...... all are nice leader..

6th April, 2013 @ 11:41 AM CEST

Jovana Djurkovic

Jovana Djurkovic | Action team | CF Chapters

It is unforgettable experience indeed. :D :D To meet C:F friends from all over the world and to work together and to have an opportunity to learn something new all the time, is really something special. :))

Congrats for establishing CF Summit Youth Committee. :D I am sure its members will do a GREAT job. ;)

6th April, 2013 @ 7:06 PM CEST

Danna Joyce Chavez

Danna Joyce Chavez | Action team

congrats to all for making CF a successful organization :D

9th April, 2013 @ 3:27 AM CEST



Great minds in a great team for a great organisation doing planning for a great event. Good luck!!!

9th April, 2013 @ 11:24 AM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

7 days, 5 events and 3 locations................ Sloveina I rallay wait to See You..........

Love You CF
Love You sLovenia.............

10th April, 2013 @ 8:06 AM CEST

pacifique ndayishimiye

pacifique ndayishimiye

Hope to be there,I realy need to with you guys in the conference.

11th April, 2013 @ 10:40 AM CEST

Ana Mihajloska

Ana Mihajloska | Action team

Awesome. We love the OC!

28th April, 2013 @ 11:20 PM CEST

Shaheen Koaser

Shaheen Koaser


3rd May, 2013 @ 4:46 PM CEST

Sibjan Chaulagain

Sibjan Chaulagain

what is the deadline to submit the idea ? From NEPAL

3rd May, 2013 @ 5:21 PM CEST

Syed Mehmood Kazmi

Syed Mehmood Kazmi | Action team

Dreaming for this great event!!! :) :)

4th May, 2013 @ 2:33 PM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

dreaming dreaming such a greattttttttttttt event!!!!!!!!!!!!

6th May, 2013 @ 5:53 PM CEST

Pejo Alice

Pejo Alice

Great team, am sure it will be a great event too.

20th May, 2013 @ 5:22 PM CEST

Faisal  imtiaz

Faisal imtiaz

@Sibjan : only five days left to submit your idea for Challenge:Youth Skills Up Quick Challenge , Don't miss it ! It might be a last chance to get a ticket for C:F Summit 2013
Best of luck

24th May, 2013 @ 3:10 PM CEST

Vesna Đukanović

Vesna Đukanović

What a great story :) I feel excited - hope to be there this year and I think I deserve it because I am active member 2 years :))

30th May, 2013 @ 9:54 PM CEST

Apoorva Jain

Apoorva Jain

Best of luck to the YOC and all the best!

3rd June, 2013 @ 9:24 AM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

Best of Luck Vesna!!! you are really performing very active role .

4th June, 2013 @ 8:42 AM CEST

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