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DAY TICKETS RELEASED FOR YMCA175

26th June 2019

We’re excited to announce that day tickets for our global youth event are now available

YMCA175 aims to facilitate YMCA’s global movement to connect together, celebrate 175 years of YMCA and youth leadership, and create new ideas to address social challenges. Though the event has been designed as a four-day immersive experience, an overwhelming request for day tickets has been made and we’d like to accommodate as many people as possible to have the opportunity to attend the event.

Those booking should ensure they select the correct tickets or combination tickets. For example, if you would like to attend two consecutive days, a combination ticket must be purchased rather than two separate day tickets. All tickets must be assigned to individuals prior to arriving at YMCA175. Tickets can be purchased by individuals or as a group of tickets.

Keep in mind, catering will only be provided with tickets on Monday 5, Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 August.

Requiring a hotel for your stay? See YMCA175 special offers in partnership with Congrex Switzerland here.


Prices:

Sunday 4 August - Opening Ceremony only and access to The Plaza £45
Sunday 4 + Monday 5 August  £185
Monday 5 August ticket only £140
Monday 5 + Tuesday 6 August £280
Tuesday 6 August only £140
Tuesday 6 + Wednesday 7 August £280
Wednesday 7 August only £140

Not sure when to come? Here’s a brief overview to the event programme.

Sunday - 4 August

12-6:45pm Delegates can arrive any time from midday onwards to ExCeL London. Collect your event accreditation, meet international colleagues, and visit The Plaza for the Heritage exhibition and YMCA175’s event hub. Delegates must arrive at least 45 minutes before the Opening Ceremony begins to collect their event accreditation.

7:30-9pm The YMCA175 official Opening Ceremony guarantees a high-energy start.

9-10pm Reflection, led by Jake Isaac during Opening Devotions.


Monday - 5 August

10-11am Daily Devotions.

11:10am–12:30pm Opening Plenary, featuring inspirational keynote speakers, subject matter experts and YMCA youth leaders from around the world, in collaboration with TED-Ed.

12:30pm-2pm Lunch outside the Main Auditorium and in The Plaza, followed by workshops, activities, sessions or interactive spaces in the ICC Capital Suite, or throughout the afternoon in the Health & Wellbeing Space for physical activities.

1-6pm Workshop highlights include learning how to give a TED talk with TED-Ed experts and learning about zero waste with Jo Herbert from Tearfund.

2-3pm Today’s flagship panel is on environment, asking ‘How can we achieve climate action now?’ Hear from a diverse group of experts engaging in a conversation on climate and environment. 

6-8pm Dinner will be available in The Plaza.  

8-9:30pm To close the day, join us in the Main Auditorium to formally celebrate and acknowledge 175 years of YMCA with performances from Guvna B, Philippa Hannah and Choriosity.


Tuesday - 6 August

10-11am Daily Devotions.

11:10am–12:30pm Opening Plenary, featuring inspirational keynote speakers, subject matter experts and YMCA youth leaders from around the world, in collaboration with TED-Ed.

12:30-2pm Lunch outside the Main Auditorium and in The Plaza, followed by workshops, activities, sessions or interactive spaces in the ICC Capital Suite, or throughout the afternoon in the Health & Wellbeing Space for physical activities.

1-6pm Workshop highlights include three interactive innovation labs on campaigning, project development and social enterprise; a TED-Ed workshop; human rights campaigning with Amnesty International; YMCA United Nations Advocacy Group, along with more than 40 others.

1:30-3pm Today’s first panel is about mental health, asking ‘How do we challenge the stigma around mental health to develop new and innovative community-based approaches?’ Moderated by Jordan Stephens.

5-6.30pm Today’s second panel asks ‘How can we make globalisation benefit all?’ How can we work with NGOs and corporates to overcome barriers and inequalities in the labour market?

6-8pm Dinner will be available in The Plaza.  

8-10:30pm A special evening event is soon to be announced for the Main Auditorium.


Wednesday - 7 August

10-11am Daily Devotions.

11:10am-12:30pm Opening Plenary featuring inspirational keynote speakers, subject matter experts and YMCA youth leaders from around the world, in collaboration with TED-Ed.

12:30-2pm Lunch outside the Main Auditorium and in The Plaza, followed by workshops, activities, sessions or interactive spaces in the ICC Capital Suite, or throughout the afternoon in the Health & Wellbeing Space for physical activities.

1-6pm Workshop highlights include a global interactive Word Café session hosted by World YMCA (facilitated by Forum for the Future) and event hosts YMCA England & Wales lead sessions on both its #IAMWHOLE mental health campaign and Be Real Campaign for body confidence.

2-3:30pm Today’s first Panel is on Civic Engagement, asking ‘How can young leaders create spaces for constructive dialogue that can improve quality of life in society?’

4-5:30pm Today’s second Panel looks at Sustainable Development Goal 17, Partnership for the Goals, understanding how the SDGs can bring about global change, from eradicating poverty to effective climate action. 

6-8pm Dinner will be available in The Plaza.  

8-10pm The Closing Ceremony will reflect on the success of our global youth event, look to the future and the call to action global youth leaders have given to the world’s largest youth organisation.


 

For enquiries, please send an email to 175[at]ymcaeurope.com