ACELS is the Australia-China Youth Association’s (ACYA) signature event, and a key platform to unite and enrich a new generation of Australia-China literate leaders. Over four days, delegates will be exposed to a wide range of issues in the Australia-China space, engaging with industry leaders and experienced professionals at the forefront of their fields.
ACELS 16 ‘Capitalising on Change: Embracing the Shared Future of Australia China Relations’ will be held from 27th July - 30th July 2023. The Summit will bring together delegates from Australia and China to discuss the multifaceted bilateral relationship. Through presentations, workshops, and seminars, participants will deepen their understanding of the dynamic region, and partake in cross-cultural dialogue.
Delegates will have the opportunity to connect and build friendships with young professionals, industry leaders and fellow delegates through networking, social, and cultural events. They will also be exposed to the most topical, pressing, and innovative topics in the Australia-China space.
What is the application process?
In our selection process, we aim to recruit a diverse group of delegates from a range of disciplines at the forefront of the Australia-China space. We are looking for delegates who are interested in the Australia-China relationship and emulate the Summit’s theme and vision.
Applicants will be notified by the second week of July 2023 on the outcome of their application.
After the registration deadline has passed for accepted delegates, we will notify waitlisted delegates if there are still positions available.
As ACELS will be primarily conducted in English, delegates should possess a certain level of listening and speaking skills in English in order to participate fully in the Summit.
ACELS will be held predominantly in English, and whilst previous Chinese language experience is an asset, it is not a requirement for attendance.
The ACELS 16 Delegate Fee is $180 for early bird applications (received before 11.59pm AEST, Saturday 10th June 2023) and $200 AUD for general applications.
The Delegate Fee covers:
The Delegate Fee does not cover:
Yes, there are a select number of $50 AUD equity scholarships available to attend ACELS 16. You will be asked if you wish to apply for a scholarship in your application. You are eligible to apply for an equity scholarship if you meet the following criteria:
Scholarship applicants will be contacted by the Delegates Team to provide relevant supporting documentation after shortlisting.
ACELS 16 will feature an intensive program of workshops, panel discussions, speaker events and networking. These sessions will focus on different areas, such as:
A more detailed schedule is currently being finalised and will be sent to successful delegates. The Summit schedule will be supplemented by networking, social, and cultural events.
Delegates are expected and encouraged to stay with the group at the accommodation provided. This will allow you to make the most of the ACELS experience, by getting to know other delegates and attending any impromptu social events. Please note, the delegate fee is a fixed amount and cannot be discounted if you choose not to stay at the accommodation provided.
The ACELS 16 Project Team is in the process of finalising the accommodation location. Details will be provided to successful delegates closer to the Summit. Rooms will be twin-share and gender segregated wherever possible. If you have any sharing preferences, please contact us at email@example.com to see if suitable arrangements can be made. Delegates who prefer to stay in a single room will be required to cover the additional costs.
Although not required, we recommend that you do some personal research on some topical themes in the Australia-China space. We will also provide resources to delegates in the lead up to the Summit, as well as information on the speakers and presenters, which will help you to start thinking about key questions and issues.
The ACELS 16 Project Team is in the process of finalising a Summit
Schedule. This will be provided if you are accepted as a delegate to attend the Summit.
You must attend ALL workshops, seminars and social events, such as networking sessions and the Gala Dinner. (Except for optional networking night on 27th July).
Delegates are required to wear business casual during seminars, panels, workshops, and networking events. Canberra weather in July would be around 1℃ to 11℃, please prepare suitable clothes. We’ll also provide scarves/blankets in delegate pack to keep you warm.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.