Deadline: October 12, 2013
Applications are invited from inspiring youth delegates for the 2014 American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) summit taking place on April 9-14, 2014. AMENDS is a student initiative at Stanford University that brings together the most promising youth change agents from across the Middle East, North Africa, and United States to learn from each other, connect with global leaders and resources, and share, through TED style talks, their ideas and experiences with the world.
AMENDS has three main components: networking, summit, and the AMENDS Talks. During the summit, delegates will share their ideas, collaborate on their initiatives, and interact with world leaders in workshops, panel discussions, and formal networking events. The conference will culminate in the AMENDS Talks, presentations from all of the delegates on their initiatives, ideas, and experiences. These presentations will be shared online for the world to see.
- Delegates should be between the ages of 18 and 28.
- Delegates will be selected based on the level of their dedication to promoting change in the MENA region and/or in U.S.- MENA relations.
- AMENDS will also heavily consider the past experiences and backgrounds of each delegate that will enable him/her to contribute a unique perspective to the conference, in order to ensure a rich, diverse group of delegates.
Delegate Expectation and Provision
As a participant in the AMENDS conference, your lodging, food, and conference expenses will be covered. Participants who have the financial means to contribute to their travel expenses (plane, train, etc) will be expected to do so. If selected as a delegate, the AMENDS Team will assess your level of need, offer a corresponding travel subsidy, and work with you, when possible, to acquire a travel grant or scholarship from your university or organization.
However, the application process is need-blind and AMENDS hopes to ensure that financial concerns do not prevent anyone from participating in the summit. Being selected as an AMENDS delegate entails a commitment to continue giving back to your community, country, and world. Delegates are expected to remain active members of the AMENDS community after the conference.
For more information and to apply, click here.