ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 25.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st December, 2017 at midnight IST
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: The mission of HUII’s Conference is to inspire Indian youth to deliberate, debate, and discuss their ideas for India’s future, and in this undertaking begin the process of shaping the India of tomorrow. The conference brings together about 400 of India’s most accomplished students and young professionals, and offers them the unique opportunity of interacting and engaging with 70+ speakers, each of whom has made a deep impact on the trajectory of our country, such as Raghuram Rajan, Amitabh Bachchan, Sunil Mittal, Shashi Tharoor, and many others.
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If you would like to apply to be a presenter, you will need to submit a document containing details about what you would like to present – this could be a project you are already working on, or an idea that you begin to develop over the course of this application that you will continue to work on during the weeks leading up to the conference (and beyond). There are no restrictions on what this idea or project can be, as long as it addresses a development-related issue – for example, it could be a product you have developed or are developing, a startup business plan, a policy proposal, an educational curriculum, an internet-based tool, etc. This need not be fancy or high-tech as long as it is effective. Your application document should be about 5 pages long (single-spaced, Times New Roman 12-pt font), with the following components:
1. (100 words) An abstract that succinctly summarizes what your idea is and how it would help address a certain problem. 2. (1 page) Define and analyze the problem you are trying to address, via the following steps: a) In the spirit of essay prompt 1(A), explain the nature, scope and components of the problem.b) Discuss in further depth the aspect of the problem you are focusing on, why you chose to focus on this, and the roadblocks that have prevented this from being solved already, using hard numbers where possible and citing sources (eg. an estimated x gallons of water are wasted per month due to inefficiency of current irrigation methods). c) Specify your target area of impact – for example, farmers in drought-ridden areas, or the healthcare diagnostics sector. 3. (2-3 pages) Describe the content of your solution in whatever way best suits its nature – eg. for a physical product, describe how it works, provide relevant diagrams, etc.
4. (< 1.5 pages) Describe why this particular solution is worth pursuing, touching upon as many of the following as possible:a) Predicted outcome if successfully implemented (using hard numbers where possible and citing calculations at the end of the document – eg. this will save x gallons of water per month that would otherwise have been wasted).b) How this solution improves upon the drawbacks of currently existing or proposed alternatives (if any). c) Feasibility of implementation and financials.d) Timeline of implementation (short term and long term goals).e) Potential challenges during the process of turning your idea into reality and how you plan to overcome these.
Please email your document as a PDF or Word doc (.docx) to email@example.com, with subject line “IDEAS FAIR APPLICATION”. Applicants can apply in groups for the Ideas Fair, but will be evaluated individually for the ordinary delegate application. Please include your name(s) in the document.
This is NOT necessary.