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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply for the Young Leaders Conference?
Applicants for the program should be American or German mid-career professionals between the ages of 28 and 38, who show promise in their given field.

When is the next Young Leaders Conference?
The 2020 Young Leaders Conference will be held from July 21 to July 31 in Berlin, Germany.

When are the applications due for the next Young Leaders Conference?
Applications for the 2020 Young Leaders Conference are due by January 31, 2020.

Where should my materials be sent?
A resume, letter of recommendation, copy of photo page of passport, and nomination form may be sent to yl@acgusa.org.

Do I need to know how to speak German?
No, it is not required. The working language of the conference is English.

How can I contact the ACG?
You may contact the ACG by emailing Karen Furey, Executive Vice President, at kf@acgusa.org.

If chosen, what kind of activities might be part of the conference?
Parts of the conference are dedicated to discussions and working groups. The Young Leaders also have private audieces with high-level officials, opinion shapers, and analysts. Meetings vary every year, however past visits have included the offices of the Federal Parliament, the Reichstag, various Ministries, corporations, and startup incubators.

If chosen, what are my responsibilities?
Each participant at the Young Leaders Conference will have an assigned task, such as presenter, facilitator, or rapporteur during the conference. Participants will be able to list their preferences of tasks before they are assigned.

May I be accompanied to the conference?
No spouses, significant others, or friends will be included in any part of the conference.

What if I cannot participate for the entire length of the conference?
If selected to attend the conference, one must participate in the full length of the conference.