The 2nd Annual International Young Leaders Conference

WHEN? : August 7th, 2014
WHERE? : Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
WHAT TIME? : 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., Registration begins at 8:30
WHO? : Anyone is welcome to attend! High schoolers, college students, and adults!
WHAT?: The International Young Leaders Conference will feature a political debate, seminars about journalism and entrepreneurship, a leadership conference, and much more!
HOW?: Sign up HERE today!
COST?: Free! Free lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees!



Highmark Harrisburg University

The World Affairs Councils of America The Carlson Family Foundation Cafe Fresco

Starbucks Coffee Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches Target

New 2nd Wok Chinese Restaurant Bagel Lover’s Cafe

Guest Speakers include:

  • Cole Goodman, Committeeman of the 8th Ward of Susquehanna Township
  • Kaytee Moyer, young republican
  • Joyce Davis, International Journalist
  • Tara Leo Auchey, freelance columnist
  • Porcha Johnson, WGAL News reporter
  • Kathy Snavely, Marketing entrepreneur and proffessor
  • Ashley Company, founder of Jelani Girls

Schedule for the International Young Leaders Conference (Subject to Change)


Meet WACH’s 2014 interns, as well as the speakers and local politicians.


Did you know that there are more females in government in Afghanistan than there are in Pennsylvania? The debate between a leader of the Democrat and Republican Party will ensue.


This panel will be lead by multiple journalists who will demonstrate how media has evolved from a respected to a more discrete profession. There will also be an open discussion on the evolution of journalism and social media.


Enjoy a variety of foods while listening to the talented young violinist Maya Boyd. Or, view the film Not My Life, sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of America.


This panel will engage you in matters regarding business and marketing. There will be tips on personal marketing and the significance of a professional presence online.


These activities are designed develop your leadership skills by identifying the characteristics of  great leaders and highlighting the importance of your participation in society. 


Closing remarks given by Oksana Stalczynski.