Youth Summit

The 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG)

About Youth Summit

The APCG 2024 Youth Summit will take place over five days from August 16 to 20, 2024, mainly at Kagawa University’s Saiwaicho Campus. It invites participation under the overarching theme, “Connecting the World Glocally to Ensure a Sustainable and Equitable Future.” Designed with the aim of fostering collaboration among talented junior high school students from around the globe, the summit serves as a nexus for individuals with diverse backgrounds to collectively address pertinent issues, explore the concept of glocal (global and local) sustainability, and establish a fruitful international network.

The program is uniquely developed to prioritize inquiry-based activities, leveraging the abundant resources of the local environment. Beyond intellectual pursuits, the summit offers cultural experiences and city tours. On the third day, participants will embark on a scenic ferry journey to Shodoshima, where they will engage in seine fishing alongside local fishermen.

We extend a warm invitation to join this transformative experience, offering a platform for meaningful connections and a deeper understanding of global issues. Prospective participants are encouraged to adhere to the application guidelines provided below. It is important to note that the application process for the Youth Summit differs from that of presenting and participating in the APCG 2024 Conference.

Application Guidelines:

  1. Grade/Age Eligibility: Grades 7-9 (13-15 years old)
  2. Teams: Teams applying for the APCG 2024 Youth Summit should comprise a maximum of 8 students, and each team must be represented by a teacher. Individual applications will not be accepted.
  3. Participation Fee: The participation fee is set at 70,000 JPY per person, covering essential elements such as accommodation for 4 nights, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, transportation for city tours and field trips, as well as necessary teaching materials. Notably, for teams consisting of six or more students, the fee for one teacher will be waived.
  4. Application Procedure: To apply, teams are required to email the following information in English to ‘’:
    (i) Name, affiliation, and gender of the teacher (to be used as a reference for room allocation), dietary preference, along with contact details (email address and telephone number).
    (ii) List of participating students: name, affiliation (school), Grade (school year), age, gender (for room assignment reference), dietary preference, contact details (email address, telephone number).
    (iii) Details on the method of selection of participating students and any special notes.
  5. Attendee Limit: The APCG 2024 Youth Summit will cap the number of participating students at a maximum of 60, considering the nature of the activities and administrative requirements. Applications will undergo a thorough review by the committee, taking into account regional balance and other relevant factors.
  6. Based on the results of this review, successful applicants will be notified with information regarding the payment of the participation fee. Payment must be received by the deadline, and participation will be confirmed upon receipt.

    Application Deadline: 30 April 2024
    Deadline for Payment of Participation Fee: 31 May 2024

Schedule (Youth Summit)

*Tentative schedule (updated January 27)

Important Dates (Youth Summit)

Registration starts1 February 2024
Call for Youth Summit starts 1 February 2024
Application Deadline30 April 2024
Deadline for Payment of Participation Fee31 May 2024
Opening & Closing of Youth Summit16–20 August 2024