Young Leaders


The think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum (YLF) features outstanding young professionals (aged 24-38) soon to become important actors and decision-makers in the field of innovation, urban design, transport, automotive industry, informatics, and connected social sciences and legal studies. YLF of the think.BDPST conference is the only forum in Central Europe that gathers young professionals from the region, who are active in the field of innovation, and provides them a platform where new innovative initiatives can be discussed and employed. YLF also connects experts from the field of social sciences and engineering, as well as natural sciences to create a bridge between these two fields and help young decision makers to make their innovations more effective and better understand different aspects from the current issue. In the meantime, YLF makes it possible for these young professionals to improve their leadership potential and learn new skills that will make them more competitive in their field of expertise.

The main purpose of YLF is to foster a lively dialogue among young innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, PhD researchers, policy experts active in public administration, and young professionals working at companies that are investing in innovative projects. During the four-day event, participants have the opportunity to exchange best practices, good experience, ideas, and knowledge and improve their skills through panel discussions and workshops. 

Interconnection with the think.BDPST 2018 conference

The programme of YLF is designed to allow young leaders to attend selected panels of the concurrently held think.BDPST conference. This kind of interconnection with the think.BDPST conference gives the opportunity to YLF participants to meet prominent lecturers, decision-makers from public policy sector, business and NGO, as well as high profile politicians and diplomats, take part actively in discussions with them, and engage in the Questions and Answers sessions of the debates.


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