Since 2007, the GYEO Summit has operated on a demand-driven and sustainable basis, thanks to the hundreds of organizations and individuals who co-invest in the Summit through the contribution of financial and in-kind resources each year. Early registration is open until July 15.


Registration Fees:​

To access this registration rate you:

- Must be a citizen of and resident in a developing country
- Submit a scan of your passport or other proof of citizenship & residency to

To access this registration rate you:

- Must be 29 years or younger
- Submit a photo ID or other proof of date of birth to

Regular Registration

Developing Country Registration

Young Professional Registration

Early Registration

795 USD

695 USD

695 USD

Before July 15, 2019

Late  Registration

950 USD

895 USD

July 15 - September 6, 2019

September 7 - October 1, 2019

Registration +:


Register 5 attendees in a single transaction at any level(s) and receive one free registration (value up to $895 USD). Offer available through October 1st, 2019. Transactions MUST be a wire transfer in order to qualify for this special offer. Registrations paid through the registration portal will not receive the free registration discount.  


Contact Benjamin Brennan:

Support Summit Youth Participants:

To assist YEO Network’s efforts to enable youth speakers and presenters at the annual GYEO Summit, add $50 to your registration by selecting to make a contribution on the registration form. 100% of your contribution supports youth speakers to attend the GYEO Summit.

GYEO Welcome Reception:

Meet and mingle with more than 550 fellow Summit attendees on the evening of Tuesday, October 2, 2019. Light snacks served. Your first drink is on the house. Check the box on the Registration Form to attend.

GYEO Closing Celebration:

Celebrate the GYEO Summit, enjoy live music, and mingle with your new connections at the closing Summit celebration that brings together our global community with local food entrepreneurs and artisans. Check the box on the Registration Form to attend.

GYEO Professional Networking Happy Hour:

Young professionals (under 29) attending the 13th Annual GYEO Summit are invited to join us for a special YP Networking Happy Hour on the evening of Wednesday, October 3rd in downtown Silver Spring, MD. Connect with your global peers and build your professional network in a fun and relaxed setting! Light snacks served. Check the box on the Registration Form to attend.

GYEO Deep-Dive Summit Trainings

The 2019 Summit will offer pre-Summit half-day trainings with leading experts designed to build attendee’s capacity in several key areas of youth development and economic opportunities. Trainings will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd, from 8:30 am – Noon at the Silver Spring Civic Building (site of the 2019 GYEO Summit). Registrants of the Summit will have the option to sign up for the trainings in advance on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Payment Methods:

Registration is not complete until payment (in USD) is received.

  • To pay with credit card: Submit payment through the registration link

  • To pay by checkwire transfer or ACH:  Email for an invoice and to alert us of any incoming payments. Once payment is received, we will provide you with a code to bypass additional payment when completing online registration form.​

Cancellation Policy:

Summit registrations are transferable upon written request up to two weeks prior to the event. To transfer your registration, submit your request in writing and include the name, title, organization, and country of the new registrant to Cancellation requests must be received in writing (via email or mail) before September 6, 2019. Requests received by this date will be refunded the purchase price less a USD $100.00 processing fee. Cancellations made after September 6, 2019 will not be refunded.

Hotel Information

There are several hotels located within walking distance of the Summit venue, including Courtyard Silver Spring DowntownDoubleTree by Hilton Silver SpringHampton Inn Silver SpringHomewood Suites Silver SpringSheraton Silver Spring, and the Holiday Inn Express DC/Silver Spring.

For discounted rates, please visit Accommodation & Directions. 

GYEO Summit organizers subsidize a portion of the costs of participation through

year-round sponsorship fundraising. Doing so enables us to keep our pricing tiers low and encourage participation from a diverse range of participants from around the world.

Registration On-Site

The registration and information desk at the Silver Spring Civic Center will be open on Monday, October 1, 2019 from 2:00pm to 5:30pm, and the following days during official conference hours. Please bring with you your form of payments, proper identification, and passport if you are registering for the developing country discount. 

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