2019 Model G20 Task Force

An exclusive opportunity to participate in the real Y20 Summit
May 21-June 1, 2019
Tokyo, Japan

Registration for the MG20 Task Force is now closed.
Please visit our Boston, Cambridge, and Sydney pages to learn more about upcoming Summits.

This is not a simulation: this is a real-world, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Model G20 Task Force is the only program in the world that invites high school students to actively participate in the G20 Summit. Held in conjunction with the Y20 Summit, the youth engagement group of the G20, the Task Force allows its hand-picked attendees to work directly with Y20 delegates on topics including international trade, the intersection of business and environment, and the future of work.

“The Youth 20 team is looking forward to receiving your position papers. Your work reflects the needs our world is facing today through the G20 process. You’ve confirmed that today’s youth is completely engaged with international cooperation and can effectively convey these ideas to the world.”

Agustin Batto Carol and Eliana Vidal, Youth 20 Co-Chairs

World-class Speakers
21st-century Skills
Students From 20+ Countries
Cross-Cultural Understanding
Youth Empowerment
Selective

Become one of only 20 high school students in the world to actively participate in the G20 Summit.

Collaborative

Meet the real-world policy influencers, scholars, diplomats and politicians.

Exclusive

Attend the official program of the Y20 & G20 Summit

Immersive

Experience Japanese history and culture during 12 days in Tokyo.

Learning Objectives

  • Create solutions to today’s most complex problems with a world-class, 20-person global team
  • Learn to think like a policy-maker through case studies, hands-on workshops, and expert instruction
  • Develop a sophisticated, systems-oriented view of the global economy
  • Hone public speaking and presentation skills by presenting to the Y20 Summit
  • Gain recognition from global leaders, top scholars, and diplomats
  • Become an expert in the most critical issues of the modern world

Program Schedule

Day 1
5/21

Arrival:
Understanding the Task Force and the Y20 Summit

Day 2
5/22

Cross-Cultural Communication:
Developing a Global Understanding

  • Location: Rikkyo High School
    Tokyo, Japan

Day 3
5/23

Collaborative Creation:
Research Session

  • Tour:
    Imperial Palace
    Meiji Shrine
    Tokyo Tower

Day 4
5/24

Business and the Environment:
Promoting Sustainable Development

  • Position Paper Planning
  • Future of Work:
    The Role of Startups

Day 5
5/25

Y20 Youth Presentation Preparation

  • International Trade:
    The Impact of Technology
  • Drafting the Position Paper

Day 6
5/26

Y20 Summit Opening Event

  • Opening Keynote Speech
  • Guest Lecture
  • 30 min Knovva Youth Presentation
  • Workshops
  • Knovva Dinner

Day 7
5/27

Y20: Observe the official G20
engagement group in action

  • International Trade
  • Business and Environment
  • Future of Work

Day 8
5/28

Day Trip:
Mt. Fuji

Day 9
5/29

Collaborative Creation:
Position Paper Peer Review

  • Tour: Odaiba and Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Day 10
5/30

Position Paper:
Final Review

Day 11
5/31

Press Conference
Designing Your Digital Story

Day 12
6/1

Depart

*Schedule is subject to change.

Program Activities 5/21-6/1

  • Participate in the real Y20 Summit, a G20 forum for leaders age 18-30
  • Experience panels and presentations from Y20 delegates
  • Represent teens at one of the world’s leading economic events
  • Network with Y20 delegates during official and social sessions
  • Write a position paper and present it to the real Y20
  • Receive feedback on your work from leading international professionals
  • Complete a digital storytelling project to promote what you’ve learned
  • Work with exceptional students from around the world in a small, 20-person Task Force
  • Explore Japan’s rich community and culture over 12 days in Tokyo

Program Tuition: $5,000

*Fee includes accommodation, meals, transportation, and tours.

SCHOLARSHIPS

___________

Merit-based

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

Application Due: March 6th

FINANCIAL AID

___________

Merit and need-based

Cover tuition plus round-trip flight tickets

Application form and financial supporting documents

Application Due: March 6th

IMPORTANT DATES

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Registration now open

Application Deadline: March 20th

Registration Deadline: April 1st

Interviews will be conducted from February through March

Enrollment Process

1
Invitation
Enrollment is by invitation only
2
Application
Online application process is now open
Application Deadline: March 20th
Registration Deadline: April 1st
3
Interview
Interviews are scheduled through the Knovva online calendar
Interviews will be conducted from February through March
4
Decision
Acceptance letter issued
Scholarship decision is made based on availability.
5
Contract and Payment
Digital contract is provided and signed by a legal guardian and the student
Payment submitted online
6
Welcome Package
Students will receive a welcome package which includes suggested academic readings.
7
Pre-Departure Webinar
Information for parents and students to prepare for the trip

*Sponsored by Giantbug Foundation
*Knovva is the Official Knowledge Partner of Y20 summit Japan

1
Invitation
Enrollment is by invitation only
2
Application
Online application process is now open. Application Deadline: March 20th. Registration Deadline: April 1st
3
Interview
Interviews are scheduled through the Knovva online calendar. Interviews conducted from February through March
4
Decision
Acceptance letter issued. Scholarship decision is made based on availability.
5
Contract and Payment
Digital contract is provided and signed by a legal guardian and the student. Payment submitted online
6
Welcome Package
Students will receive a welcome package which includes suggested academic readings.
7
Pre-Departure Webinar
Information for parents and students to prepare for the trip
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