Last year one of the co-founders of our grantee Rethink Leadership attended the incredible Google Zeitgeist Conference as one of 10 Young Minds selected from around the world. Google Zeitgeist brings together 400 of the world’s leading thinkers across business, education, science, activism and the arts to talk share and brainstorm on all things innovation. Speakers have ranged from Will.I.Am to Bill Clinton to Stephen Hawking to Desmond Tutu.
The competition to find for 2012 has just opened, and Google is looking for 10 pioneers, innovators, change-makers and leaders of tomorrow aged 18 – 24 from across Europe, Middle East and Africa to take their place alongside some of the world’s greatest innovators of today at Google’s Zeitgeist 2012.
In Google’s words: “We want to find young people who are leading the way in making a positive difference in the world through science, the arts, entrepreneurialism or social activism. The lucky winners will get the prize of a lifetime, each winner will get to attend Google Zeitgeist, an exclusive three-day event, where over 400 of the most influential business leaders and key visionaries from around the world come together to share their perspectives on global issues. Speakers have included Professor Stephen Hawkings, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and CEO Larry Page. The winners will take part in a series of bespoke master classes with the aim of inspiring as well as giving them mentoring to help further their project and get their hands on the latest Google gadget. But what’s even more exciting is that a select few will also get the opportunity to take to the stage and have their voice heard. Here are the highlights from last year’s panel discussion with Martha Lane fox, Jon Snow and our Young Minds winners”:
To be in with a chance of winning a place at Zeitgeist 2012, all entrants have to do is simply upload a video no longer than a minute telling us how they are making a difference to the world to www.ZeitgeistYoungMinds.com