IYC Green Conference 2013


Focus  : Building Youth Leadership for the Success to ensure Environmental Sustainability and develop global partnerships

Theme  : On the Road to Youth Engagement: Moving Beyond the sustainability

Platform  : Two & half day, 13 hour training event using lectures, break-out sessions, multimedia presentations, workshops and networking

Organizer  : International Youth Council Sri Lanka Chapter

Leadership  : IDEAS For Us

Key speakers  : Christopher Stampar, International Director, IDEAS For Us
Clayton Louis Ferrara, National Science Director, IDEAS For Us
Chris Castro, Executive Director, IDEAS For Us


IDEAS For Us is a United Nations accredited organization holding consultative status as a registered 501 (c) (3) charitable organization in the United States of America. We have been recognized as a leader in environmental action by the Obama Administration and our efforts to leave the World a better place have been personally acknowledged and congratulated by former President Bill Clinton at the 2013 UCF Commencement Keynote. IDEAS For Us is a youth led sustainability movement dedicated to taking action for a sustainable future. We continue to expand our scope and develop solutions by educating, engaging and empowering youth around the World to take immediate action. We specialize in bringing stakeholders to the table to develop solutions to the energy, water, food, waste and ecological issues facing humanity in the 21st Century.


Date : 24th & 25th of August 2013 
Venue : MIMT, Thulhiriya, Sri Lanka

MIMT serves as a ‘One Destination Solution’ to all training facility requirements and is a company fully owned by MAS Holdings. Situated within Sri Lanka’s first apparel intensive private free trade zone; MAS Fabric Park, MIMT offers a range facilities needed to carry out diverse training programs. Established in 2007, MIMT has grown to be the most widely used training destination by private corporates in Sri Lanka and is the country’s largest residential training center. Patronized by the top blue chips of the Island in addition to government organizations and NGOs, MIMT’s umbrella of services is both unique and unmatched. http://www.mimt.lk/


Registration for the IYC Green Conference  is now 
OPEN now

The registration early close July 14, 2013
The registration deadline is August 5, 2013.

Youth Leaders and those who wish to become a sustainable activist, ages 16-30+ Advanced Youth Leaders and Young Professionals engaged in the UN or MDG studies, internships, fellowships or early work stages, ages 18-30+ 

How do I register for the IYC GREEN CONFERENCE?

1. Fill out the online application form. Please note that you will not be getting a confirmation email once your application form is submitted. You can simply proceed to step number 2. Application form 

2. Expedite your payment of the conference fee. For instructions on how to submit the registration fee, we would like to remind you that we have to receive your registration fee (after bank tax or fee). Thus we kindly ask you to cover the costs of the transfer. No applications will be considered until full payment is received. We will issue VISA letter only after we received the full payment.

3. Send a scanned copy of your payment of the application processing fee receipt to iycsrilanka@gmail.com Sending this receipt or note is crucial as it will help us match your application form with the payment. Failure to send the receipt will cause delays in processing your application.

4. Once the above steps are taken, your application will be reviewed. You will be receiving a registration notification approximately 3 business days after the scanned copy or money order has been received.

5. Follow the instructions given in your registration notification email.


Delegate Fee  : $70 (International delegates)
: LKR 2500 (Sri Lankan delegates)

Conference Payment Instructions
Payments can be made by only following method:

Wire Transfer – Bank charges free for the beneficiary

Bank Name  : Sampath bank 
Bank Code  : 7278 
Account Holder name : Z. Sadham Dhikran 
Account Number  : 1156 5395 5190 
Branch name  : Puttalam 
Branch Code  : 156 
Swift Address of the bank : BSAMLKLX  

No applications will be reviewed until payment is received!


All delegates have to be present at the event venue on 23th of August after 2pm and all delegates have to leave the venue on 25th of August after 3.30pm. All Sri Lankan delegates have to arrange their own transport to the venue.

For International delegates

Our IYCSL team will be there at the airport (Colombo International Airport CMB–Sri Lanka) We arranged airport pick up from 8am to 6pm on 23rd of August to the event venue.

*Please request us if you need any transport & accommodation arrangement before or after than the scheduled times. All delegates can stay extra days at Colombo City Hostel on 20$per day with breakfast basis http://www.colombocityhostel.com/


We arranged transport for International delegates to the airport or Colombo on august 25th at 3.30pm.

Accommodations & Meals

2-night accommodation at the MIMT, Thulhiriya, Sri Lanka
Daily meals provided during the Program as follows

On 23rd : evening tea with snacks + welcome dinner
On 24th : all 3 meals + 2 tea with snacks

On 25th : Breakfast, Lunch + 2 tea with snacks
* Additional night and breakfast might be available for 20$at Colombo upon request


Day 1: Friday August 23rd
02.00pm  Delegates arrival
03.00pm  Tea break
02.00pm - 06.00pm  Delegates registration and accommodation arrangements
07.30pm - 08.30pm  Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Saturday August 24th
07.00am - 08.00am  Breakfast 
08.00am - 08.45am  Delegates grouping 
08.45am - 09.15am  Opening ceremony 
Sri Lanka National Anthem 
Welcome speech - by IYCSL Chairperson or Vice Chairperson
09.15am - 09.30am Sri Lanka traditional dance 
09.30am - 09.45am  Chief Guest Speech 
10:00am -12:00pm  Introduction (I-III)
I) Introduction: IDEAS For Us welcomes the students & introduces the concept of IDEAS.
II) the Great Transition Icebreaker III) Q&A: IDEAS for Us strives to Educate, Engage and empower others through our initiatives. 
12:00pm -12:40pm  Lunch 
12:40pm - 03:00pm  The Five Pillars Multimedia Showcase (IV) 
03.00pm - 03.30pm  Tea break 
03.30pm - 05.30pm  Developing Solutions (V)
07.00pm - 09.00pm  Special Culture Night Dinner with other international youth delegates (Express national pride by wearing national   costumes or outfits to celebrate cultures).

Day 3: Sunday August 25th
07.00am - 08.00am  Breakfast 
08:00am -10.40am T he Hive (VI - VII) 
VI) The Hive: Speakeasy for Innovation: The Hive is an interdisciplinary, multi-generational
 VII) Innovations Think Thank 
10.40am - 11.00am  Tea break 
11:00am - 01:00pm  The Triple Bottom Line (VIII) 
01.00pm - 02.00pm  Lunch 
02:00pm - 03:00pm  The Road Ahead/Closing Ceremonies (IX) X) The Final Message
03.00pm – 03.30pm  Tea break
03.30pm onwards  Check out of venue with meaningful experiences and friendships, transfer to the airport or Colombo with bags  full of memories …

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