Student-led Global Issues Network Conference Host School Application

● Please have the assigned GIN Onsite Coordinator, the partnering administrator from your school, and at least one student leader, initial and commit to the process below. This is to confirm the necessary resources outlined in this GIN guide will be accessible during the planning and conference event.

● You will also find space to submit a letter of interest that will include why you (the student leaders) think your school community would be ideal and could benefit from hosting a GIN conference.

* Note: This is a working document, you will be able to edit this document. This helpful form should be complete upon submission.
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We look forward to working and learning with you!
Basic Information
This is to help the GIN Team organize your responses.
Please write the full name of your school. *
Include commonly used acronyms.
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Please write the full name of your host city and country. *
Include commonly used acronyms.
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Committing To GIN Ethos As a GIN Conference Host
The host school must participate in a regional GIN Conference prior to their own conference. At least one team must represent the future host school and learn through experience what will be expected of them. *
If you have attended please list your names and initials below. If you will be attending one in the future please list the conference you are planning to attend along with the first and last names of the participants. (Include School Admin, GIN Host Point Person and Student Leaders)
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Please describe the GIN Projects that were presented at the last GIN Conference your school attended in the space provided below: *
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GIN Experience: Please describe how your school has supported GIN student teams, projects, events, conferences, and clubs at your school. *
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The host school should be able to accommodate all GIN participants and support staff (ideal population should be 200-400* total). *
If you have the resources mentioned in the above please list your names and initials below. (Include School Admin, GIN Host Point Person and Student Leaders)
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The host school must have the ability to provide coordinating staff for conference planning and support throughout the year as well as during the conference. All of these positions include student leadership and support. *
If you have the resources mentioned in the above please list your names and initials below. (Include School Admin, GIN Host Point Person and Student Leaders)
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Commitment to Actively Lowering, Offsetting and Sequestering Carbon on your Campus
The GIN conference values actively lowering its carbon footprint through a commitment to "paperless" virtual educational programming. All participants are encouraged to bring a “device”. The host school will make computers available for incoming participants who do not have access to a device. *
If you have the resources mentioned in the above please list your names and initials below. (Include School Admin, GIN Host Point Person and Student Leaders) * Example: This may take the form of making a computer bank in your library available to participants during the conference.
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Facility, Technology & Audio/Visual Requirements
Facility *
Please make sure that you can check off all the boxes below. *This number can vary based on the number of optimal participants for the host school.
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Tech & AV Needs *Important: Bandwidth capabilities that can support all participants with multiple devices throughout the conference *
Please make sure that you can check off all the boxes below. *Note: This may mean twice the amount of total participants as each GIN participant may have two devices that they will be using throughout the conference.
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STUDENT PRESENTATION NEEDS: *
Please make sure that you can check off all the boxes below.
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KEYNOTE NEEDS: *
Please make sure that you can check off all the boxes below.
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GIN SUSTAINABILITY FEE TO BE INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION COST PER PERSON
We are working hard to support our global community and request that all conference organizers include a donation to GIN International. *
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Letter of Interest
Please submit a letter of interest that outlines why your school or organization would partner/collaborate/support well and benefit from hosting a GIN conference. *
We look forward to getting to know you and working closely with you!
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Initial Planning Meeting with GIN Team
First meeting with GIN Team after first attended conference. *
Please enter the names of those who attended this initial meeting below. As well as their role in the school and their contact information.
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First meeting with GIN Team after first attended conference. *
Please enter the date of the initial meeting below.
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Create a google calendar and share with GIN staff. Mark when you will start having your initial meetings and invite GIN staff to add this to their calendar. *
Submit url for the google calendar below.GIN staff will be at weekly meeting.
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Submit Your GIN Team's Shared Host School Folder below so that GIN can share materials that will both highlight and guide your work: *
Please share all final products (including organizational docs, your conference registration, art work, photos, videos, articles media) with ashley@globalissuesnetwork.net so that we can include and share your impact with our global community of changemakers. Please use what GIN places in your folder to show and share your work with our global network. Please email ashley@globalissuesnetwork.net to make GIN aware of your progress, questions or challenges. We are here to support you.
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INITIAL STEPS TO START ORGANIZING A GIN CONFERENCE
To be completed 6-12 months before conference *
Please make sure that you can check off all the boxes below that are relevant to your event. Contact GIN if you are organizing a conference with less then the recommended timeframe to ensure that you are setting yourself up for success.
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The Commitment To Global Citizenry & Your Community
The GIN Director confirms that the school being considered has the capacity/tech capabilities and has the commitment to foster GIN community for at least a years time before hosting the conference and after the conference with this pledge. We,______________________________________________ commit to fostering and maintaining an empowered GIN community and GIN programming at our school, via documentation of our GIN programming with a virtual presence on the GIN main site, with long term sustainable goals and projects that support continued GIN efforts and our goal of becoming and maintaining a status as a GIN School. Following your conference, we also request you to attend the next student-led GIN Conference in your region. We ask you to mentor the upcoming GIN Planning Team through-out the entire process. This must be signed and published to our website by admin, staff and students who are involved. *
Please submit this to the Action Plans on the main GIN site, globalissuesnetwork.org. List names of submitters and the title of your submission.
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