Annual General Meetings

8th International Conference of Young Scientists and GYA Annual General Meeting 2018

7 May 2018
Pattaya, Thailand

The 2018 conference, focusing on the theme: ‘Forever Young? Sustainable and healthy longevity through science and technology’, will take place in Pattaya, Thailand from 7 to 11 May 2018. GYA members from over 50 countries, distinguished members of the GYA advisory board, senior scientists, government and NGO actors, and science administrators from around the world

7th International Conference of Young Scientists and GYA Annual General Meeting 2017

15 May 2017
Aviemore, Scotland

The 2017 GYA Conference took place in Aviemore, Scotland, from 15 to 19 May 2017, and focused on ‘Social Justice in a Rapidly Changing World’. The International Conference of Young Scientists and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the annual key event of the Global Young Academy. Young researchers from over 40 countries met with local

6th International Conference of Young Scientists and GYA Annual General Meeting 2016

25 May 2016
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The 2016 conference theme was ‘Bridging Worlds Through Science’. The meeting took place in Eindhoven, The Netherlands from 25 to 29 May 2016, hosted by the TU Eindhoven. 95 GYA members from 33 countries, and distinguished guests representing a range of scientific, diplomatic and policy positions, attended.   More information about the conference can be

5th International Conference of Young Scientists and GYA Annual General Meeting 2015

24 May 2015
Montebello, Canada

The International Conference of Young Scientists and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the annual key event of the GYA, and the main meeting in which the members can work together on the goals of this global organization. This years conference theme is ‘Innovation for Sustainable Globalization’ and provides a rallying point for outstanding young scientists from around the world to consider new mechanisms and initiatives to support innovation for sustainable development in an increasingly global world.

4th International Conference of Young Scientists and GYA Annual General Meeting 2014

21 May 2014
University of Chile and Santiago de Chile, Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile

GYA members convene in person once a year at the Annual General Meeting. This year’s Global Young Academy 4th International Conference for Young Scientists and Annual General Meeting (21–25 May 2014) takes place in Santiago, Chile hosted by the University of Chile and Santiago de Chile and Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile. The topic is “Natural Resources in a Finite World”.

GYA General Assembly 2013

15 May 2013
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle (Saale), Germany

The 2013 General Assembly took place from 15-18 May 2013 at the beautiful premises of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle (Saale), Germany. The meeting brings together 78 GYA members from 37 countries, distinguished members of the GYA advisory board, and senior science ambassadors from around the world. The theme of the 2013 meeting is “Demography and Global Research”.

GYA General Assembly 2012

20 May 2012
Johannesburg, South Africa

With a program headlined by the South African Minister for Science and Technology, the Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine and other luminaries, the Global Young Academy (GYA) recently completed a very successful General Assembly meeting.  The meeting, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, including 80 young scientists from 40 countries, distinguished senior scientists, and science administrators from