Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summilt


As an integral part of the Our Ocean Conference, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance will co-host the third Our Ocean, Our Legacy Youth Leadership Summit, which will take place on October 29-30, 2018 in Bali!

We've received over 500 applications from 65 countries around the globe, and have selected 200 projects that are the most aligned with Our Ocean Conference and SOA's mission.

>> Download list of participants

>> Discover the program agenda


Our Ocean Conference 2018 will convene participants from countries across the globe to ensure diverse perspectives from various stakeholders, including governments, commercial sectors, financing entities, scientific communities, civil society organizations, and young leaders. Heads of States, Ministers, and champions from various backgrounds will also be invited to influence concrete and actionable commitments to preserve the oceans' health. Our Ocean, Our Legacy will be the theme of this year's Our Ocean Conference, as it reflects our choices and actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans' resources and to preserve our ocean's health, as a heritage presented for our children and grandchildren.



The youth summit will draw high-level ocean leaders, who will interact with student participants, facilitate breakout sessions, and provide youth with insights for their ocean projects and commitments. Additionally, youth leaders will have the opportunity to join the main conference on the 2nd day of the event.

Approximately 200 youth leaders from 50 countries worldwide will be selected to participate in the third Our Ocean, Our Legacy Youth Leadership Summit. Participants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses*.

Benefits of attending:

  • Become an #SOAYouthLeader and join our global community represented in over 50 countries
  • Network with 500+ policymakers, corporate leaders, heads of international organizations, foundations, and NGOs
  • Receive mentorship and develop your professional skill sets by learning from business, government, and science experts
  • Discover the unique challenges facing Bali and learn how the local community is addressing them
  • Meet with entrepreneurs who are building scalable ocean startups to help protect and sustain our ocean



Read the FAQ sheet or get in touch with our team ouroceanyouthsummit@soalliance.org


  • Application is now closed. Selected participants will be announced on the event website and SOA social media channels on September 10th, 2018.
  • *Scholarships to cover travel expenses may become available and we encourage all selected candidates to apply. Selected candidates will be announced on September 10th, 2018.


To learn more about the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit, check out our program agenda here.

Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit Program


What do ocean youth leaders say about the youth summit

Download the e-flyer with key dates and useful information 

Useful information from past Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summits:

Read blog posts from ocean youth leaders experience who attended previous youth summits:

Proud and passionate
Our perspective matters
SOA community power
Youth led entrepreneurship is essential
Empowering women to be world leaders
A network of my peers who care about what I love

To learn more about the Our Ocean Conference, visit the official website.

Our Ocean Website

SOA Community Supporters

Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit Sponsors

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