Overview: 2020 GYEO Content Sharing

As the 2020 GYEO Summit pivots to online engagement we have adapted our traditional “Call for Proposals” process to support the new approach, with a focus on learning and information sharing through live online events and related resources hosted on the GYEO Summit site.

We invite those in our Summit community and beyond to contribute to the 2020 virtual engagement activities in a number of ways:

  1. Submit a proposal to be included as a live or pre-recorded session under one of our four technical tracks between now and October. Space is limited, see guidelines below.

  2. Contribute relevant technical content that speaks to the emerging topics and themes under the 2020 focus on, “Re-Imagining Youth Economic Opportunity in a Post-COVID-19 World”. See guidelines below.

  3. Sponsor a GYEO technical track to co-host a live online event (anticipated every two months) between now and the fall of 2020. See our Partner page to learn more.

​The aim of our 2020 approach is to connect our GYEO community’s collective expertise and promote collaboration as we respond to and recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people globally. We will prioritize critical learning and information that contributes to this agenda, is open-access, actionable, and inclusive of young people.

2020 Call for Online Engagement

 

Submissions for content will be accepted on a rolling basis starting in May and continuing through October 2020.  Reviewed and accepted content will be posted to the GYEO Summit site’s technical track pages and highlighted via our monthly YEO Newsletter (reaches 25k subscribers).

 

  • Proposals for live sessions or pre-recorded sessions will be reviewed and selected on a competitive basis, based on our GYEO criteria (below). Space for pre-recorded sessions per technical track regardless of format is currently limited to eight (8) (this number may increase depending on the quality of content received). 

  • Content contributions for technical track pages will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis by the GYEO team and based on the GYEO submission criteria. See below.

 

The purpose of the 2020 GYEO virtual engagement activities is to gather, curate and disseminate learning content and critical information to our community that is open-access, actionable, and that contributes to building an evidence base as we respond to and recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth economic opportunities worldwide.

 

For more information on how you can contribute, submission formats, review and selection criteria, and key dates, please see below.

 
 

Timeline

Submission Deadlines - May – October 2020 (rolling)

Review and Posting of Content – May – October 2020 (bi-weekly, ongoing)

Technical Track Content Highlighting – via the GYEO Virtual Series Online Events (every two months) and the YEON Newsletter (monthly)

 

Proposal Submission Guidelines (Live or Pre-Recorded Sessions)

Pre-Recorded Sessions

Selected pre-recorded sessions will be posted under each of the GYEO technical tracks and promoted through the YEO Newsletter. At this time, we will select up to eight (8) pre-recorded sessions per track (this limit is subject to change at the discretion of our team). Please indicate if you would like your session to be considered for a live, pre-recorded session, or both when submit your proposal.

To keep the online format engaging and accessible, we are seeking pre-recorded sessions that use the following formats:

  • Lightening talks (8 minutes)

  • Interviews (20 – 30 minutes)

  • Ted-Talks (18 – 20 minutes)

  • Short Moderated Discussions (30 minutes)

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Live Sessions

The GYEO virtual engagement activities will include live online events organized around the Summit technical tracks, scheduled between now and October 2020. These events will include up to four (max) live 30 - 60 minute breakout sessions hosted by the selected proposals’ organizations in coordination with our team. Please indicate if you would like your session to be considered for a live or pre-recorded session or both submit your proposal.

 

To keep the online format engaging and accessible, we are seek live sessions that use the following formats and that can be between 30 - 60 minutes in length:

  • Interview + Moderated Discussion

  • Ted-Talks + Q&A  

  • Moderated Discussions

  • Your choice: Propose a format that is engaging for an online audience

Proposals already received through the traditional Call for Proposals will be reviewed by our team for inclusion as a live or pre-recorded session. If you prefer to update and resubmit your proposal before we review, or if you wish to withdraw the proposal for consideration, please let us know as soon as possible by notifying us at cole@makingcents.com.

Proposal Review Criteria

 

All proposals will be reviewed and selected for inclusion by the GYEO team with additional consultation from our Global Advisory Committee as needed. Content will be reviewed in accordance with our GYEO Summit standards:

  • Does the submission connect directly to the 2020 focus and technical track?

  • Does the content incorporate attention to important cross-cutting topics (e.g., gender, youth engagement, disability, conflict, policy, environment, mental health and well-being, other)?

  • Is the content actionable and informative? Does it contribute to an existing body of knowledge or offer new or emerging insights?

  • Does the content impart tools, learning, or information that can strengthen or improve current practices or policies?

  • Does the content offer a range of viewpoints (e.g. implementers, funders, researchers, youth)?

  • Does the content incorporate youth voices, ideas, and opinions? (as presenters, facilitators, organizers)?

What to Know Before You Submit

 

  • Individuals or organizations may submit up to two (2) proposals for live or pre-recorded session(s). You may choose any of the Summit’s technical tracks.

  • Submissions of the same content under different technical tracks will not be accepted.

  • Proposals already submitted through the Summit’s Call for Proposals will be considered by our team. If you prefer to update your proposal to better reflect the new approach and online format, or if you wish to withdraw your proposal, please notify our team.

  • The Global Youth Economic Opportunities (GYEO) Team reserves the right to review and select or deny any submitted content.

  • Prior to publication, selected submissions will adhere to basic GYEO branding guidelines and must provide clear attributions and explanations of all parties involved in the content development and presentation.

  • The submitting party is responsible securing any organizational level approvals and clearances and approvals processes associated with the submission of materials.

  • By submitting content, you are granting Making Cents International and the GYEO Team approval to share, post, and promote this content through Making Cents and GYEO Summit channels.

  • Making Cents International is not liable for the wrongful sharing, upkeep, or management of any materials or information submitted.

 

Technical Content Submission Guidelines

In addition to live and pre-recorded sessions, the GYEO team invites submissions of relevant technical content and information on a rolling basis starting in May and continuing through October 2020. 

 

Online technical content will compliment live and recorded sessions and contribute to a hub of information and resources for our GYEO community as we respond to and learn from the challenges posed by posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

We will prioritize content that is relevant to our 2020 GYEO theme, technical tracks, open-access, actionable, and that contributes to building an evidence base for our sector.

 

Organizations can submit up to four (4) contributions each under one or more of the Summit’s four technical tracks.

Technical content submissions can include:

  • Digital Posters or Infographics

  • Toolkits / Approach Documents / One-pagers / Informational Brochures

  • Blogs

  • Research papers

  • White papers

  • Other website or online content communities (links, summary description)

 

What to Know Before You Submit

 

  • Reviewed and accepted content will be posted to the GYEO Summit site’s technical track pages and highlighted via our monthly YEO Newsletter (reaching 25k subscribers).

  • Submissions of the same content under different technical tracks will not be accepted.

  • The Global Youth Economic Opportunities (GYEO) Team reserves the right to review and select or deny any submitted content.

  • Prior to publication, selected submissions will adhere to basic GYEO branding guidelines and must provide clear attributions and explanations of all parties involved in the content development and presentation.

  • The submitting party is responsible securing any organizational level approvals and clearances and approvals processes associated with the submission of materials.

  • By submitting content, you are granting Making Cents International and the GYEO Team approval to share, post, and promote this content through Making Cents and GYEO Summit channels.

  • Making Cents International is not liable for the wrongful sharing, upkeep, or management of any materials or information submitted.

 

For more information or questions about your submission, please contact cole@makingcents.com