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Table 1

Recommended elements for meaningful youth participation in conferences. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.327.t1


 
  • A youth program committee and/or youth conference organizer responsible for youth engagement

  • Dedicated skill and confidence building opportunities (e.g. a minimum one day-long masterclass program/workshop held immediately before the conference), combined with formal opportunities for youth to apply these skills during the conference (e.g. session moderators)

  • Dedicated space and time for 1) youth and senior participant networking and 2) youth and senior participants to discuss youth perspectives on conferences issues

  • Provision of youth leadership opportunities within the core conference agenda (e.g. session panelists), and formal recognition of youth as a key stakeholder group

  • Two-way mentoring between senior and younger delegates to facilitate intergenerational understanding and networking

  • A high-level youth plenary speaker who can bring forward youth-specific issues to the wider conference

 

 

 
  • A youth program committee and/or youth conference organizer responsible for youth engagement

  • Dedicated skill and confidence building opportunities (e.g. a minimum one day-long masterclass program/workshop held immediately before the conference), combined with formal opportunities for youth to apply these skills during the conference (e.g. session moderators)

  • Dedicated space and time for 1) youth and senior participant networking and 2) youth and senior participants to discuss youth perspectives on conferences issues

  • Provision of youth leadership opportunities within the core conference agenda (e.g. session panelists), and formal recognition of youth as a key stakeholder group

  • Two-way mentoring between senior and younger delegates to facilitate intergenerational understanding and networking

  • A high-level youth plenary speaker who can bring forward youth-specific issues to the wider conference

 

 
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