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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 2019 Young Leaders Conference will be held from July 20 to July 25.

When are the applications due for the next Young Leaders Conference?
Applications for the 2019 Young Leaders Conference are due between December 15, 2018 and January 31, 2019.

Where should my materials be sent?
A resume and letter of recommendation 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 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. Meetings vary every year, but past visits have included the offices of the Federal Parliament, the Reichstag, the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), the Federal Chancellery, and the Ministry of Finance.

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.