On Saturday 9th January Ineng will be hosting Daniel Dippold from the University of St Gallen in Switzerland. He will be giving a talk on the St Gallen Symposium’s annual Leaders of Tomorrow Essay Competition.
This is an opportunity for young South African students to enter an essay competition and stand a chance to attend one of Europe’s most prestigious conferences; the annual St Gallen Symposium.
Daniel Dippold is a student at the University of St Gallen, and is responsible for South Africa at the annual conference.
Date: Saturday 9 January 2016
Time: 10:30 AM
Where: Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Pinnacle Building, 18th floor, Cnr Burg and Castle Road, Cape Town
RSVP: RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling in the form below. Guests and friends are welcome to attend.
The following information is from the St Gallen Symposium website.
Leaders of Tomorrow
Leaders of Tomorrow are the heart and soul of the St. Gallen Symposium. They represent the most promising young talents from the new breed of entrepreneurs to outstanding academics, professionals, politicians and other smart talent under the age of 30. Their involvement at the symposium is to bring the young generation’s perspective to the debates that engage our Leaders of Today.
They are carefully selected in part via a global essay competition and in part based on academic or professional merit. Thanks to the financial support by our Circle of Benefactors, we can enable anyone who qualifies to participate as a Leader of Tomorrow, regardless of economic background.
St Gallen Symposium invites all students studying on graduate level or higher to contribute to the world’s most prestigious essay competition, endowed with CHF 20,000 prize money and the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. Since its inception in 1989, tens of thousands of young academics have competed for this award from more than 1,200 universities in over 100 countries worldwide. Learn how to participate.
Compete for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify for participation as a «Leader of Tomorrow» in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.
- Join the debate with 600 top global leaders and decision makers
- Share your thoughts, ideas and visions with the global elite
- Expenses for travel, board and lodging covered, travel service provided
- Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
- Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
- CHF 20,000 (R300,000)– prize money shared by the three winners
- Broad media coverage
- Become member of a truly unique and strong global community
Qualify with an excellent essay
Your essay must answer the following question: What are alternatives to economic growth?
Leaders of Tomorrow have expressed scepticism towards economic growth as it stands today. We challenge you to develop your alternative guidelines to the concept of growth. Present your own idea to convince the jury. We expect a professional, creative and thought-provoking essay. Be bold and unconventional! The following criteria must be met:
|Form||Essay (max. 2,100 words)|
|Deadline||1 February 2016, 11:59 p.m. last time zone (UTC-12)|
|Anonymity||Your name must not be mentioned anywhere in the contribution file|
|Individuality||Individual work expected, no group work allowed. The essay must be written exclusively for this contest|
|Citation||All sources must be cited and referred to the respective part in the essay|
Check your eligibility and prepare documents
To be eligible, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:
- Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
- Born in 1986 or later
Make sure you can provide the following documents:
- Copy of passport or other identification (in English for non-Roman languages)
- Confirmation of matriculation/enrolment from your university which proves your enrolment in a graduate/postgraduate level programme as of 1 February 2016 (download sample document here)
- Your contribution file with no indication of your name in the file name, the file metadata or the file itself
Impress the Jury
All contributions will be evaluated according to specific criteria by an independent jury composed of professors, corporate executives and entrepreneurs. The authors of the best 100 contributions qualify as Leaders of Tomorrow and will be invited by the ISC to the next St. Gallen Symposium. You qualify as a semi-finalist to compete for the prestigious award 2016 if your essay makes it in the top 20. You will be asked by mid-March the very latest to pitch the essence of your essay in a 3-minute video presentation. Based upon the quality of both the essay and the video pitch, the jury selects the six finalists who will compete for the award against each other on the symposium’s big stage. The award will be bestowed to those finalists who show the very best performances both on the essay and on the stage in St. Gallen.