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ACELS 17 Delegate Applications now open

ACELS 17 will be held on 5 to 7 July 2024. Apply before 10 May 2024.

ACELS 17 Delegate Applications now open

Join us for a transformative experience at ACELS17 as we embark on a journey to understand Australia and China relations. 

With a limited number of 80 delegates, ACELS17 promises an intimate yet impactful gathering of high-calibre individuals ready to shape the future of bilateral relations. This year ACELS will be held in Shanghai!

Mark your calendar for 5th July 2024 - 7th July 2024

Format: In-person  

Under the theme “Renewing Dialogue” ACELS17 is not just talking about change - we’re making it happen. Through insightful discussions, collaborative workshops, and meaningful networking opportunities, we aim to inspire leaders who will steer both nations towards a constructive new phase of cooperation and understanding. 

Applications close at 23.59 AEST, 10th May 2024.


To apply, fill in the form through this link

For frequently asked questions, please visit this page.

What is ACELS 17? 

Theme: “Renewing the Dialogue” - Embrace a forward-looking approach while drawing from the wisdom of the past. 

Building bridges: Forge lasting connections with like-minded individuals passionate about Australia-China relations. 

Empowerment: Gain valuable knowledge, skills, and insights to tackle existing challenges and create impactful solutions.

Explore Shanghai: Immerse yourself in the dynamic culture and energy of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. 


  • Between the ages of 18 and 30 
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in the Australia-China relationship, whether it be culturally, professionally, or both
  • Not limited to Australian or Chinese or a previous member of ACYA

 What is the Application Process?

1. Simply fill in the ACELS 17 Delegate Application Form

2. If successfully shortlisted, delegates applied before 10th May, 23:59 (AEST) will pay a Summit Fee of $200 AUD. The fee will cover each delegate’s accommodation, meals and exciting cultural activities for the duration of the Summit.

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