Saturday, January 24, 2009

18th International Youth Leadership Conference - Prague, July 19-24, 2009

I have gone on International Youth Leadership Conference in January 2005, and it has been a great eye-opener. Do check it out!

Greetings from Prague.

Yet another IYLC conference has come to an end, and our alumni network has widened, welcoming over eighty new members. We are very proud to have such a diverse alumni community, and we are working hard on making this network more efficient and beneficial for you.

The Next Conference

 The next 18th International Youth Leadership Conference will take place on July 19th – 24th, 2009. Please forward the following paragraph to all those who might be interested in our conference:


18th International Youth Leadership Conference

July 19th – 24th, 2009

Prague, Czech Republic

Join prominent university students from 40 different countries for an experience of a lifetime!

 The theme of the conference is "a cross-cultural exchange of ideas concerning the future of world leadership" and the main objective of the IYLC is to blend educational activities and social interaction using a number of inter-related events, such as:

  •  Simulation of the United Nations Security Council Emergency Meeting
  • International Criminal Court Mock Pre-Trial
  • Model European Parliament Proceedings
  • Visits to foreign embassies, Senate of the Czech Republic, European Commission, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Group debates and panel discussions on international security, environmental sustainability, rule of law, responsible leadership and mass media
  • Meetings and banquet dinners with leading experts, diplomats, politicians and businessmen

For more information and application, please visit

 Apply early to take advantage of the Early Bird discounts:

30% before February 10th, 20% before February 28th, 15% before March 15th, 10% before March 31st, and 5% before April 15th.



 Also, the preparations for the 18th IYLC are in full speed and we are working hard on putting together another successful event. We are sending out posters to inform more students about this opportunity and I was wondering whether we could ask you for help with putting up some posters around your university or community. If that would not be a problem, please email us your current postal address and the number of posters that you would need.

If you have contacts of people who would potentially be interested in the next IYLC, please encourage them to visit our web-site at

 Your Successes

Almost 2000 students have gone through our programs and from the feedback we get, we are proud to say that the IYLC was an influential and helpful experience that positively affected the academic and professional careers of many people. We would be very interested in hearing what exciting activities you are currently involved in or were part of since your IYLC conference. If you would like to share your story with us, other alumni and the rest of the world, please send us a short article about what you are up to, similar to the ones we started with at Please feel free to include photos as well.


 To enable more active communication between our alumni, we have created a Facebook group at We welcome you to join your fellow alumni to initiate exciting conversations about your experiences and issues of international importance.

 From now on, you can also link to your fellow alumni at the LinkedIn group at

Facilitator Application

Many of our alumni have inquired how they could apply to become a facilitator at the next conference. You can apply by filling out the Application Form at

 Useful Contacts

 As we are aware, many of our alumni were very successful in their professional and academic careers. Some of them were instrumental in assisting the fundraising efforts of other IYLC participants. Some have secured sponsorships through their companies, some have helped establish scholarships through their universities, others have shared tips on how to secure funding through various institutions. We would therefore be very thankful if you could inform us of any possibilities at your hand that could be helpful in making a difference in other people's lives.

Thank you very much!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We will be eagerly looking forward to your e-mail and your success stories.

Yours faithfully,

Ismayil Khayredinov
Conference Director
18th International Youth Leadership Conference
Civic Concepts International
tel: +420 272 730 897


di said...

I've got the acceptance of 18th IYLC. I want to know more about your experience of taking participate to the confrence. Would you give me some suggestions?
Thank you!

Chen Chow said...

Congrats for getting into IYLC!

I would say that the experience is fantastic. You get to really learn on international issues, learn from very diversified group and mingle and learn world culture. So, I would strongly recommend it!