25 years ago, the Internet Society was founded by a group of people who believed the Internet is for everyone. Now we want to meet the next generation of online innovators, who are using the Internet in ways we can only imagine.
We are looking for the entrepreneurs. The social change agents. The community game-changers. And we need your help to find them.
Please use this form to tell us about how you or someone you know is using the Internet to make a difference. They can be based anywhere in the world.
The awardees will be flown to Los Angeles, where they will be honoured in a special ceremony before participating in three days of networking and leadership development. These several days will provide a fantastic opportunity to connect with other young innovators from around the world — and some of the people who made the Internet what it is today.
Want to apply? Here’s how.
The nominees must:
Be using the Internet to make a positive impact
Have a commitment and passion to make the world better
Be making a difference in their community
Have ideas that can be implemented around the world
Be between the ages of 13-25 by 31 December 2017
16 March - Nominations open
31 May - Nominations close
27 June - Awardees notified
September 16/17 - Travel to Los Angeles
September 17 - Special reception for awardees
September 18 - Collaborative Leadership Exchange (unconference) and attend Internet Hall of Fame ceremony and dinner
September 19/20: Leadership development and community engagement programmes
If you’re chosen it means:
Roundtrip economy-class travel for awardee and double occupancy lodging in Los Angeles from 16/17-21 September 2017
Formal recognition the evening of 17 September at a special reception
Invitation to the Internet Hall of Fame inductee ceremony and dinner on 18 September
Opportunity to meet and engage with the Internet Society team and the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame inductees
Participation in Collaborative Leadership Exchange in an unconference format on 18 September
Leadership development and community engagement programmes on 19-20 September