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BLUES & HILLS Consultancy, in conjunction with BigScreen Media Ventures Ltd present the RealYouthSpeak! Conference 2011. Theme: Own Your Future. Venue: Main Auditorium, University of Lagos: Dates: � 11 and 12th August 2011 Speakers: 20 year-old Indian serial inventor and TED Fellow, APURV MISHRA, 21 year-old Brazilian motivational speaker, PEDRO de ABREU, 15 year-old Indian-Austrian speaker and commentator, CLEMENS OELLINGER-GUPTARA, 19 year-old Nigerian model, VICTORIA OKAFOR (winner, 2010/2011 Miss Nigeria-UK), 22 year-old internationally acclaimed author and Wall Street Journal columnist, JYOTI GUPTARA, 21 year-old Nigerian music star, WIZKID and many more. In a country where over 65% of its population are considered to be youths, it’s important to harness the youths into making them believe in their own future, especially when there is so much despair amongst them; no jobs, lack of quality education, insecurity and low life expectancy as well as poor medical attention, where also the title youth is most abused and people well over 50 parade themselves as youths. The RealYouthSpeak! Conference is different. This initiative is geared towards making sure that the youths get on with the responsibility at hand rather than expecting answers from people. It makes you seek for the answers within yourself. By listening to inspiring youth achievers from emerging economies like Nigeria, the RealYouthSpeak! Conference encourages hope and a spirit of ‘get up and do it.’ It is designed in such a way that everyone is involved actively. Participants will be chosen randomly from personal statements. Here, we would have a bio-data of everyone present, and so we would engage them on their own fields of interest; we would draw out their affinities by engaging them actively. There will be Q & A sessions, lunchtime, entertainment, networking and panels. As we are in an age where peer pressure plays a major role in shaping the lives of young people, we have developed a theme: Own Your Future. Through this theme, we will explore an eclectic mix of topics to help young people in making strong decisions in their lives. Registration We will offer both our standard Conference Participation at N500 on a daily basis, and a special VIP Donor Membership at N5, 000. If you can afford it, we do invite you to consider registering at the Donor level. In addition to the extra privileges such as early-access seating that guarantees a great spot for every session, you’ll be invited to an exclusive on-site event and get a different-colored badge that recognizes your contribution. As a Donor, a larger portion of your fees is treated as a donation, and you’ll therefore be making a spectacular contribution to spreading knowledge, insight and inspiration around the world. You’ll find registration links below for the conference and donor memberships. Payment tellers should be submitted for verification and admission into the hall. Speakers From all over the world, we are gathering great achievers and innovators will address young people and them under 30 years of age. These speakers are people who have achieved a lot in their chosen careers. They come from different backgrounds: physical science, fashion, literature, social science, journalism, entrepreneurship, music and art. Guest Speakers While we are basking in the euphoria of being addressed by young people, this conference has been designed in a way that older people, who have walked through the lanes of hardship, hard work and most importantly, success, will share their experiences with us too. Your application must be complete by the following deadline: July 27th to help the Organising Team prepare applicants tags and materials. The RealYouthSpeak! Conference 2011 is an initiative of BLUES & HILLS Consultancy. It is supported by The Future Nigeria, FilmAfrique (Official Media Partner), and Y! Naija, Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe, Sandbox, Africa Film Academy, PMO Global Limited, Century Energy Services Limited (CESL) and Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation. For registration, visit: http://www.bluesandhills.com/register.php