UNITE 2030

A global summit that helps you bring your ideas of how to change the world to life.

Rewards and global recognition to celebrate your success.

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What is UNITE 2030?

UNITE 2030 is an opportunity for you to build skills, grow teams, access tools, collaborate, share best practices, foster innovation, build community and develop new ideas that change the world. It’s not just a 48-hour summit, but a community of worldchangers who are taking actions on the critical issues facing our world. After you attend the Summit, you becomes a permanent member of the UNITE 2030 Community, and you’ll have access to all the tools, training, and community & one-on-one support available to UNITE 2030 Ambassadors.

 
 
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How It Works

UNITE 2030 is a global, virtual “hackathon” Summit that will empower you to create social change in your community and the world. We host several Summits throughout the year, and at each summit, you will work in a team 3-5 worldchangers from different countries, “hacking” to develop a solution to a global challenge. After working with their teams for two days, and attending a wide variety of workshops, teams will then present their solution in the form of an “Action Plan” which is, in essence, a business plan, that lays the groundwork for their worldchanging solution.

Following the Summit, participants will become UNITE 2030 Ambassadors, allowing you to create change on a local level, giving you access to events, resources and toolkits, and group/one-on-one support that can help you change the world.



 

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Team Building for Social Impact

  • Introduction to Lean Methodology

  • Business Planning for Social Impact

  • Marketing, Messaging, and Storytelling

  • Funding & Revenue Streams

  • Pitching

The first step is to select the UNITE 2030 Summit you wish to attend, and then fill out the application form. We accept applications on a rolling basis, and recommend you apply for your desired summit ASAP, as our Summits fill up quickly!

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Ambassador Benefits

By attending a UNITE 2030 Summit, you will become a UNITE 2030 Ambassador. Anyone who completes a UNITE 2030 Summit will earn:

  • Permanent membership in the UNITE 2030 community, including ongoing opportunities to connect with young people and opportunities;

  • Unlimited access to a variety of workshops, discussion and mastermind groups exclusive for UNITE 2030 Ambassadors;

  • Inclusion in a IDHouse press release announcing the new UNITE 2030 Ambassadors;

  • A certificate of completion from The IDHouse;

  • Additional promotional opportunities, including through The IDHouse’s social media, community or homepage, for top-performers;

Important Dates and Deadlines

2019 Summits:

  • February 17: Deadline for Applications for UNITE 2030 - International Women’s Day

  • March 2 -3: UNITE 2030 - International Women’s Day

  • April 1: Deadline for Applications for UNITE 2030 - Kick Out Discrimination

  • April 13 - 14: UNITE 2030 - Kick Out Discrimination

  • May 5: Deadline for Applications for UNITE 2030 - Push Out Poverty

  • May 18 - 19: UNITE 2030 - Push Out Poverty

  • June 18: Deadline for Applications for UNITE 2030 - World Refugee Day

  • June 22 - 23: UNITE 2030 - World Refugee Day

  • September 1: Deadline for Applications for UNITE 2030 - Hack for Health and Hygiene

  • September 14 - 16: UNITE 2030 - Hack for Health and Hygiene

  • October 1: Deadline for UNITE 2030 Team 2030 Challenge

  • November 2 - 3: UNITE 2030 Team 2030 Challenge

  • November 24: Deadline for UNITE 2030 - Planning for Peace

  • December 7 - 8: UNITE 2030: Planning for Peace

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Stories

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"Through UNITE 2030, I’ve realized how powerful I am as one person and how I can change the world even in the little actions I make each day. Today I believe I have a different outlook on life and that change I’ve been craving will be catapulted into my own actions."

-Travis Bruce, Guyana

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"For a clueless individual, working their way through university but still passionate about leaving an impact, it took 48 hours behind a laptop screen and an entire community of individuals passionate about the SDGs to help me realize my true potential."

Zara Raheem, Pakistan

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"Participating in UNITE 2030 has become one of the best weekends I had in 2018 despite the crazy time zone difference. It was a humbling experience for me working with other people, strangers even, from culturally diverse backgrounds and fields of interest yet are enthusiastically grounded in a common goal. It aided my ability to become assertive in decision-making yet at the same time keep an open mind about inevitable possibilities that would arise in indefinite situations."

- Nicole Lim, Philippines

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"Joining UNITE 2030 was an incredible, exhilarating experience for me. It gave me the opportunity to brainstorm and build a solution tackling SDGs along with world changers I have never met. The two day long summit improved my critical thinking skills as well as expanded my network. I got deeper understanding of ideation, business model planning, and how to solve international challenges."

- Aufia Espressivo, Indonesia

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"After pulling 2 all-nighters (almost), I thought I was dreaming! I am very excited to transfer my experience at UNITE 2030 to a real world project.

Not only did I learn from the keynotes, I learned SO MUCH from my teammates: problems in Cameroon, effective pitches, logistics, etc. Also, most importantly, we got so close as friends!"

Daiki Yoshioka, Japan/USA

 
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Talent

We rely on incredible experts to help us power our UNITE 2030 Summits. From workshop hosts, to judges, to keynotes, to mentors, our expertise empower us to make the change that we want to make. Below are some of the Talent that have empowered us in the past.

 
Kate Robertson, Founder of One Young World

Kate Robertson, Founder of One Young World

Joe McMartin, Senior Strategy Manager, VSO

Joe McMartin, Senior Strategy Manager, VSO

Dhairya Pujara, CEO of YCenter

Dhairya Pujara, CEO of YCenter

Tarek Hassan, Consultant for Innovation Management at GIZ

Tarek Hassan, Consultant for Innovation Management at GIZ

Sophie Noonan, Country Director at the Hunger Project UK

Sophie Noonan, Country Director at the Hunger Project UK

Rohaan Goswami, COO of YCenter

Rohaan Goswami, COO of YCenter

Kate Seselja, Founder of The Hope Project, UN SDG Ambassador

Kate Seselja, Founder of The Hope Project, UN SDG Ambassador

James Sancto, CEO and Founder of We Make Change

James Sancto, CEO and Founder of We Make Change

Pernille Moeller, Head of Djøf London

Pernille Moeller, Head of Djøf London

Guy Hamlin, Teach SDGs Ambassador

Guy Hamlin, Teach SDGs Ambassador

Neeru Mital, Global Teach SDGs Ambassador

Neeru Mital, Global Teach SDGs Ambassador

Arifa Nasim, Former UK UN Youth Delegate 2015, Founder of Educate 2 Eradicate

Arifa Nasim, Former UK UN Youth Delegate 2015, Founder of Educate 2 Eradicate

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