Tue, Jul 24 - Thu, Aug 09 2018

International Youth Media Summit & Global Media Forum 2,

Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia
2 Sponsors Confirmed
Kind Foundation

  • About the event

    IYMS is an annual two-week event that brings together young people from different cultures to create media projects aimed at inspiring their own generation to take action and responsibility for the future.   By confronting and examining global problems, and exploring solutions together, they are bound in a shared purpose. Working toward a common goal and being accountable for a concrete creative product within a limited time period provides the perfect "stew" for collaboration.  Conflicts arise and must get resolved. Barriers of misunderstanding and ignorance are broken down, friendships emerge, creativity flows and films are produced.  In the process, youth create a model for a peaceful yet dynamic, cooperative world community. Over the last ten years, more than 600 young delegates and their adult advisors representing 50 countries have participated in the IYMS. 

    Why should you sponsor?

    The Summit experience enables youth to think globally while stressing the urgency of acting locally. In the process, youth create a model for a peaceful yet dynamic, cooperative world community. So the donors must support our event to join thye hands together to help youth create a better world. 

    Sapan Hamal

    IYMS was founded in 2006 by Evelyn Seubert and James Gleason (Cleveland Charter High School, Los Angeles, California) and Aileen Marshall (Screen School, Glasgow, Scotland) and organized by the Teen International Media Exchange (TIME).  TIME was born on September 11, 2001 when the tragedy of the day's terrorist attack motivated a group of Los Angeles media instructors to find a way to interrupt the vicious cycle of violence and revenge that threatened to overtake the lives of the young people they worked with. These film teachers had seen firsthand teenagers’ surprising ability to learn how to cooperate, compromise and understand each other – in spite of ethnic antipathies - when that cooperation was necessary to create a film that they were passionate about. TIME’s first projects in early 2002 were over the internet with students in Scotland, following by in-person collaborations in Korea and Belize. In 2006 TIME founded the International Youth Media Summit, bringing 85 people from 26 countries to work together on media projects that would motivate others in their generation to take action. In the decade since then, TIME has continued both in-person and internet collaborative projects with over 700 American and international students, and the Summit has involved over 500 young people and mentors from 50 countries, reaching over 200,000 people with youth-created media pieces, personal appearances and outreach. The 2007 Summit was held in Sydney, Australia, hosted by Vahid Vahed of Cinewest. Miomir Rajcevic and the Media Education Centre hosted Summits in Belgrade, Serbia in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.  The 2014 Summit was held at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California, hosted and organized by James Gleason, Kate Randolph and Evelyn Seubert. The 2016 Summit was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, hosted and organized by Public Access Nepal.


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  • 51-100 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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