2019 Model G20 Boston Summit

Take the lead on sustainable development and renewable energy
July 5th – 16th, 2019
Boston, MA

Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy

This year’s head summit takes place in Boston at one of the United States’ most revered academic institutions in Cambridge, MA. Focused on sustainable development and renewable energy, the Summit will dive deep into every impact of global climate change, including crop viability and biodiversity, trade, and labor supply. How can countries address competing priorities in a global economy? How can nations balance short- and long-term goals? Participants will explore these questions and more as they tackle one of today’s most pressing issues.

*To register for the Model G20 Boston Summit, all applicants are required to create a login on Knovva’s Student Portal

Connect with a global community of passionate, top-level peers
Network with world-class experts and educators
Meet government officials, delegates, and luminaries
Solve real-world problems through negotiations and policy
Gain hands-on experience in leadership and diplomacy
Connect with a global community of peers
Network with world-class experts and educators
Meet government officials, delegates, and luminaries
Solve real-world problems through negotiations and policy
Gain hands-on experience in leadership and diplomacy
World-class Speakers
21st-century Skills
Students From 20+ Countries
Cross-Cultural Understanding
Youth Empowerment

Learning Objectives

Learn how government regulation impacts “green” companies

Determine whether privatization or open-source is the best solution

Discover how technology can reduce costs and foster economically and environmentally friendly solutions

Develop strategies that balance short-term good and long-term impact

Gain the entrepreneurial skills you need to build a club or company that makes a difference in your community

Speakers

David C. King
Senior Lecturer, The John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Bio
Professor King chairs Harvard’s Bi-Partisan Program for Newly Elected Members of the U.S. Congress, and he directs the Program for Senior Executives in State & Local Government. Since joining the Harvard faculty in 1992, Professor King’s courses have focused on Legislatures, Political Parties, and Interest Groups. In the wake of the 2000 presidential elections, Professor King directed the Task Force on Election Administration for the National Commission on Election Reform, chaired by former presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. That effort culminated in landmark voting rights legislation signed by President Bush in late 2002. He later oversaw an evaluation and new management structure for the Boston Election Department.

Program Schedule

Day 1
7/5

Arrival Day

Day 2
7/6

Boston Tour - Freedom Trail

Day 3
7/7

MG20 Training & Workshops

Day 4
7/8

MG20 Training & Workshops

Day 5
7/9

Field trip

Day 6
7/10

Academic day

Day 7
7/11

Academic day

Day 8
7/12

MG20 Summit

Day 9
7/13

MG20 Summit

Day 10
7/14

MG20 Summit - Press Conference & Closing Ceremony

Day 11
7/15

Boston Tour - MIT & MFA

Day 12
7/16

Departure

Program Activities 7/5-7/16

  • A Head Summit, Knovva’s most intensive learning experience
  • 12 day program with three more academic days than standard Summits
  • Field trip to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island Environmental Education Center or Charlemont MA Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Skill-building workshops led by professors from John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Hands-on, problem-based learning
  • Real-world cases and impacts
  • Social action and business plans
  • Position paper
  • Award ceremony
  • Pre-program online training
  • Lifelong membership in Knovva’s Alumni Club
  • 3 meals per day during the program
  • 11 nights at Crowne Plaza Hotel Newton
  • 2 days of local exploration and food experiences

Program Tuition: $3,500

*$250 discount for Early Bird registration by March 10th
**Day Program Tuition is $800

SCHOLARSHIPS

___________

Merit-based

Full/Half sponsorship on program tuition

Separate application form, transcript, essays and other supporting documents required

FINANCIAL AID

___________

Need-based

Covers tuition plus travel tickets

Application form and financial supporting documents

OUTSTANDING AWARDS

___________

Performance-based

Total of $100K available to outstanding delegates and teams

Revealed by MG20 Committee at the end of the program

Enrollment Process

1
Registration
Regular online application opens. Scholarship online application open. Application Due: May 25th
2
Interview
Students book interview slots through the Knovva Calendar. Conversation with our cooperator
3
Decision
Acceptance letter issued. Scholarship decision is made based on availability.
4
Contract and Payment
Digital contract is provided. Online payment. Completed: June 1st
5
Welcome Package
Welcome package with suggested academic readings. Travel and accommodation arrangements start
6
Pre-Departure Webinar
Information for parents and students to prepare for the trip
1
Registration
Online application process is now open
Scholarship online application is now open
Application Due: May 25th
2
Interview
Students book interview slots through the Knovva Calendar
Conversation with our cooperator
3
Decision
Acceptance letter issued
Scholarship decision is made based on availability.
4
Contract and Payment
Digital contract is provided
Online payment
Completed: June 1st
5
Welcome Package
Welcome package with suggested academic readings.
Travel and accommodation arrangements start
6
Pre-Departure Webinar
Information for parents and students to prepare for the trip
*This event is not owned, controlled, supervised or sponsored by Harvard University or any of its schools or programs.