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THEME

Unleashing Creativity for Social Good

WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE?

- Enhance your understanding of social innovation;
- Be inspired by local and overseas professionals who actively respond to dynamic societal needs with innovative and creative solutions;
- Meet young people from around the world to exchange ideas and share experiences in creating social impact

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

- Thematic Seminars & Workshops
- Local & Overseas Social Innovation Projects Fair
- Community Exposure
- Networking Opportunities with Industry Professionals
- Cultural Tours

 

About the Organisers

Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong

University & College YMCA Department

YMCA Building

 

Embracing the mission of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, “To Serve, not to be Served”, University & College YMCA Department is committed to shaping youths into future leaders with strong adaptability, creative insights and passion for serving the society through an array of distinguished learning experiences focusing on Global Citizenship, Community Engagement and Christian Action.

Since 2003, eight University YMCAs and one College YMCA across eight tertiary institutions in Hong Kong have been established, serving over 5,000 members. In 2013, the Alliance of University & College YMCAs was founded to unite the efforts of young people to make positive impacts on the local and global communities through organizing joint-university/ college activities and mass events.

 

Hong Kong Baptist University

Office of Student Affairs

HKBU Shaw Campus

 

In line with the mission of Hong Kong Baptist University to provide a higher education that develops and sustains the integrity of the whole person, and its values of strong commitment to both academic excellence and community service, the Office of Student Affairs strives to facilitate the total development, including the character and competence of students, through the provision of quality services and co-curricular programmes, as well as the cultivation of a congenial yet stimulating learning environment on campus.

The Office of Student Affairs also aims empower HKBU students to become committed global and local citizens, assume active roles to face and resolve global challenges and to become proactive contributors in local community.

 

 

BACKGROUND OF THE CONFERENCE

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein.”

Around the globe, “Social Innovation” has become a growing interest among educators, social workers, businessmen or even policymakers. According to Stanford Business Centre for Social Innovation, a social innovation is a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than present solutions and for which the value created accrues primarily to society as a whole rather than private individuals.  It has also emerged as a response to dynamic social, environmental and demographic challenges. Young people, as future leaders of the society, must get to know the important concept of social innovation and be empowered in order to contribute to the sustainable development of their country and the global village.

Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University believe in the unlimited potential of young people to use their ideas, talents and voice for the greater good. To inspire young people around the world to actively respond to dynamic societal needs and contribute to the society with innovative and creative solutions, the International Youth Conference on Social Innovation will be held from 19 to 22 July, 2019, synergizing collective endeavors and wisdom for the betterment of society.

BASIC INFORMATION

Date: 19 – 22 July 2019 (Friday – Monday)
Venue: Hong Kong SAR, China (The Cityview, Hong Kong Baptist University, etc.)
Eligibility: Young adults aged 16 to 29 OR staff in-charge of youth work who are interested in social innovation
Accommodation*: Undergraduate Halls of Hong Kong Baptist University

*FREE ROOM UPGRADE

The first 50 successful applicants will be offered accommodation in Dr. Ng Tor Tai International House.

FOR OVERSEAS APPLICANTS

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

30 April 2019  (Limited quota applies.)

PROGRAMME FEE

USD100 per person* + Additional Expenses# (self-arranged)

*Fee includes meals, accommodation and local transportation in Hong Kong.
#Additional expenses (self-arranged) includes round-trip air tickets, travel insurance and VISA application fee (if any).

FOR APPLICANTS FROM HONG KONG:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

12 April 2019 (Limited quota applies.)

PROGRAMME FEE

HKD750 per person* 

*Fee includes meals, accommodation and local transportation in Hong Kong.

Programme HighlightsGuided Cultural ToursProgramme Schedule

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

seminars

 

Thematic Seminars

  1. The Power of Design Thinking
  2. Values and Ethics in Social Innovation
  3. Let Your Idea Be Heard

To know more about our speakers, please <Click Here>.

community exposure

 

Community Exposure

From poverty, aging, social inclusion to disability inclusion, participants will be divided into groups to visit local community centres, or even homes of their service recipients. You will get the chance to interact with locals from low-income families, elderlies who are living in public housing, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities…etc, so as to understand their daily needs and challenges.

brainstorming session

 

Brainstorming Session

We value your observation and your ideas for social good. After the community visits, participants will join together to share feelings and observations in the Brainstorming Session. With the facilitation from professional trainers, you will be guided to generate innovative solutions to address specific social problems using the Design Thinking methodology.

human library

 

Human Library

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. From social innovation startups to well-established social enterprises, listen to the bittersweet stories of our broad selection of young social entrepreneurs from Hong Kong and be ready to get inspired by their ups and downs in running social innovation projects.

To know more about our speakers, please <Click Here>.

fair

Local & Overseas Social Innovation Projects Fair

An outdoor public fair that gathers the wisdom of innovation projects / social enterprise around the world. Both local and overseas social innovation projects / social enterprise are invited to showcase their work through interactive means, to the public and mostly importantly… you!

To know more about our exhibitors, please <Click Here>.

Wanna register to be an exhibitor, please <Click Here>.


GUIDED CULTURAL TOURS (Optional)

Ping Shan

 

A. SHEUNG WAN DISTRICT HERITAGE TRAIL *

The Sheung Wan district is a traditional Chinese residential and commercial district at the northern coast of Hong Kong Island. It was also the place where Dr Sun Yat-sen was educated and baptized, and later planned for the revolution with his comrades. The Sheung Wan Route covers 35 historic buildings and sites, including the historic sites of the Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail set up by the Central and Western District Council, buildings of different religions, and also traditional Chinese buildings and historic sites.

Source: Antiquities and Monuments Office, HKSAR

central heritage trail

 

B. CENTRAL HERITAGE TRAIL

Apart from being hustle and bustle, walking around the Central district can be a relaxing journey. Visiting the latest local heritage and art landmark Tai Kwun is the best way to know more about Central and it is a must to check in in Central. Plus embracing the renowned harbor view from the perspective of Hong Kong Observation Wheel and glamorous top view of Hong Kong from the Peak will make the tour more complete.

SHEUNG WAN DISTRICT HERITAGE TRAIL

 

C. SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT CULTURAL TRAIL

The Sham Shui Po district is located in the heart of Kowloon, which is also well known for its unique local cultures. From visiting heritage building Heritage of Mei Ho House, tasting street food, to enjoying the stunning view of Garden Hill, the trail provides an all-rounded experience to let you explore more about Sham Shui Po.

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

 

19 Jul  (Friday)

20 Jul (Saturday)

21 Jul (Sunday)

22 Jul (Monday)

Morning

Arrival, Registration & Check-in

Opening Ceremony

Keynote Address

Thematic Seminar II

- Values and Ethics in Social Innovation

Thematic Seminar III

- Let Your Idea Be Heard

Human Library

- Stories of Young Social Entrepreneurs

Thematic Seminar IV

Social Innovation Challenge

Closing Ceremony

Afternoon

Community Exposure

 (Getting to know social problems)

  • Poverty
  • Aging
  • Social Inclusion
  • Disability Inclusion

Local & Overseas Social Innovation Projects Fair

(Open to public)

Departure /

Guided Cultural Tours

(Optional)

Evening

Orientation &

Team-building

 

Welcoming Dinner

Thematic Seminar I

 - The Power of Design Thinking

 (Identifying social needs)

 

Brainstorming Session

(Generating  innovative solutions)

Free Time & Sightseeing

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For Overseas ApplicantsFor Applicants From Hong Kong

FOR OVERSEAS APPLICANTS:

  • Register as an OVERSEAS PARTICIPANT
    • ​​​​Participant can enjoy a three-night stay at Undergraduate Halls of Hong Kong Baptist University with full access to all activities and programmes. Local transportation, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.
    • Eligibility: Young adults aged 16 to 29 OR staff in-charge of youth work who are interested in social innovation (Limited quotas applies.)
    • Step 1: Register Now <Click Here>
      Step 2: Settle payment to secure registration. Payment details will be sent to your registered email upon successful online registration.
  • Register as an OVERSEAS EXHIBITOR of the Local & Overseas Social Innovation Projects Fair
    • Eligibility: Founders or practitioners of social innovation project / social enterprise outside Hong Kong
    • Registration Deadline: 24 April 2019 (Wednesday)
    • Selected overseas exhibitors will receive a confirmation email on or before 24 May 2019 (Friday).
    • Return the signed agreement (to be provided later) and a copy of round-trip flight tickets of all representatives to ymcreaction@ymca.org.hk as a proof of your commitment in the Conference.
    • Overseas exhibitors are invited to share the mission, vision and contents of their social innovation projects / social enterprises through exhibition boards, display of products, interactive games, workshop and etc. All information in the exhibition needs to be displayed in English or Traditional Chinese.
    • Each overseas exhibitor will be provided with ONE booth (approx. 2m x 2m), ONE long table, TWO chairs, and two exhibition boards (approx. 1m width x 2m height) to showcase their work in the Fair.
    • Each overseas exhibitor successfully admitted to the Fair will be offered the followings for a maximum of 4 representatives*:
      • Complimentary stay at The Cityview (Economy Room) from 19 to 22 July 2019
      • Subsidy on three meals per day plus local transportation
        *Accommodation for any additional representatives will be charged at USD105 per night per person.
    • Round-trip flight tickets, travel insurance and VISA application (if any) of ALL representatives need to be self-arranged.
    • All representatives are required to attend the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony of the Conference on 20 July 2019 (Saturday) and 22 July 2019 (Monday) respectively. Please reserve the time.
    • Register Now <Click Here>

FOR APPLICANTS FROM HONG KONG:

  • Register as a LOCAL PARTICIPANT
    • Participant can enjoy a three-night stay at Undergraduate Halls of Hong Kong Baptist University with full access to all activities and programmes. Local transportation, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.
    • Eligibility: Young adults aged 16 to 29 (Limited quota applies.)
    • Register Now <Click Here>.
    • Payment Method: Confirmation email with payment instruction will be sent to successful applicants on or before 16 April 2019.
    • Successful applicants who is under 18 on 19 July 2019 must submit the Parents/ Guardian Consent Form in order to take part in the Conference. Please <Click Here> to download the Parents/ Guardian Consent Form and submit the signed form with participation fee
  • Register as a LOCAL EXHIBITOR of the Local & Overseas Social Innovation Projects Fair

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ENQUIRY

Email: ymcreaction@ymca.org.hk
Tel: +852 2705-2397

 

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PROGRAMME DETAILS

Date
19 – 22 July 2019 (Friday to Monday)

Language
English

Conference Venues

  1. Hong Kong Baptist University(香港浸會大學)
    Address: Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  2. The Cityview(城景國際)
    Address: 23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon

Accommodation
# Check-in Date: 19 July 2019 after 2p.m. / Check-out Date: 22 July 2019 morning #

  1. Dr. Ng Tor Tai International House, Hong Kong Baptist University*
    (香港浸會大學吳多泰博士國際中心)

Address:
32 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

  1. Undergraduate Halls, Hong Kong Baptist University
    (香港浸會大學本科生宿舍)

Address:
5 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

*The first 50 successful applicants will be offered accommodation in Dr. Ng Tor Tai International House.

 

Your Room

 

You will be allocated a Twin Room (two single beds), which you will share with 1 other delegate (same gender). Pillows, blankets and all bed linen are provided. No Wi-Fi service.

Bathrooms

 

There are shared bathrooms in your accommodation and you will need to bring toiletries and towels with you for your own use.

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TIPS ON FLIGHTS, ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

  • Onsite registration will begin at 12:30p.m. while the first programme (Orientation & Team-building) will begin at 5:00p.m. sharp. Please arrange arrival flights in the morning or early afternoon of 19 July 2019 (Friday).
  • Complimentary airport transfer services from Hong Kong International Airport will be provided on 19 July 2019 (Friday) at 11:30a.m., 1:00p.m. and 2:30p.m. (HK Time) respectively. Our volunteers will be holding the IYCSI signage at the Arrival Hall A.
  • If you are going to the Conference on your own, please arrive at the reporting venue (Rev. James Mau Memorial Chapel G9, Undergraduate Halls, Hong Kong Baptist University) at 4:00 p.m. the latest at your own cost.
  • The Closing Ceremony will end at 2:00p.m. on 22 July 2019 (Monday) at The Cityview. Please arrange departure flights in the evening of 22 July 2019 (Monday) in order to enjoy the whole conference. Airport transfer services departing from The Cityview will be available at 3:00p.m.
  • Please send your flight details and passport copy to ymcreaction@ymca.org.hk on or before 30 June 2019 (Sunday) and indicate in the email if you require the airport transfer service (pick-up on 19 July 2019 and/or drop-off on 22 July 2019) and the preferred timeslot(s) as mentioned above.
  • Planning to Stay Behind? We offer optional cultural/city tours in Hong Kong on 22 July 2019 (Monday) after the Closing Ceremony. The tour will end at around 6:00 p.m. Information regarding the tours and the registration procedures will be announced at our website (http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/lqc/IYCSI2019) in mid May. Limited quota applies. Delegates who wish to extend their stay in Hong Kong have to arrange their own accommodation and transportation.
  • Visa: You have to check if you need a Visa to travel to Hong Kong and apply beforehand. An enrolment letter will be issued to applicants who indicated that a letter is required to facilitate the Visa application.
  • Travel Insurance: Medical expense is very expensive in Hong Kong and we highly advise you to purchase Travel Insurance at your country before departure.
  • Currency Exchange: There is no Currency Exchange Service in/nearby the Conference venues. Please have your currency exchange done in the Airport.
  • Sim Card/Internet Access: As there is no Wi-Fi service in the Conference venues, you are suggested to purchase your Sim Card in your own country or upon arrival in the Airport.

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【IMPORTANT】PREPARATION FOR PROGRAMMES BY DELEGATES

  • To fully enjoy the conference, participants are advised to prepare:
  1. Basic information and examples of social innovation project / social enterprise (if any) in your home country with the theme below:
    • Poverty
    • Aging
    • Social Inclusion
    • Disability Inclusion
  2. Gifts / souvenirs (for exchanging in “Closing Ceremony”)
  3. National costumes (for “Welcoming Dinner”)

CLOTHING & BEHAVIOUR

  • Upon arrival at Hong Kong Baptist University, you will be offered one Conference T-shirt.
  • Sport shoes are recommended at all times while flip flops or anything loose at the heel are not allowed during the programmes.
  • Alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited at all times during the programmes and in the Conference venue as well as inside your accommodation. Delegates who fail to comply with this regulation will be disqualified.

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TO-BRING-LIST

You are reminded to bring the following items:

  • Light and comfortable clothing (hot and humid weather in Hong Kong, generally 26°C – 34°C in July)
  • Water bottle
  • Umbrella
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
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  • Medication
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Electric adaptor (Voltage: 220V, three-pronged UK-style plug)
  • National costumes & Souvenirs

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CONTACT US

IYCSI2019 Admin Team
Email: ymcreaction@ymca.org.hk  Tel.: (852) 2705 2231

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Reporting venue of the Conference:
Rev. James Mau Memorial Chapel

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Q: How to go to the reporting venue of the Conference?

  1. By Bus (Citybus No. E22)

    You may take Citybus No. E22 (time 0530-2400 hours) at the Airport Ground Transportation Centre to “Kam Shing Road, Junction Road” (HK$18). The whole journey will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

  2. By Taxi

    You may take an urban taxi (red) at the Airport Terminus to HKBU which takes about 45 minutes and costs about HK$300 (inclusive of bridge/tunnel fees). 

    In addition, HK$6 (red taxi) will be charged per piece of baggage. 

    Show the taxi driver the address stated below (The undergraduate Hall is near the gathering point: Rev. James Mau Memorial Chapel.).

    You can use this address when you need a taxi to get to HKBU during your stay in Hong Kong. (some taxi drivers do not speak and/or understand English)
  3. By Train

    You may take the Airport Express Train to Kowloon Station (HK$105). From Kowloon Station, take a taxi to HKBU.

    Show the taxi driver the address stated below (The undergraduate Hall is near the gathering point: Rev. James Mau Memorial Chapel.)

    The ride takes about 20 minutes and it costs about HK$65.

    In addition, HK$6 will be charged per piece of baggage.
     

    Address

    香港  九龍塘  浸會大學道5
    香港浸會大學學生宿舍

    Undergraduate Halls
    Hong Kong Baptist University, 5 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong,
    Kowloon, Hong Kong

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