Young Singaporeans Conference
The Young Singaporeans Conference (YSC) is a biennial flagship event of IPS. It gathers up to 100 young Singaporeans between 21 to 35 years of age who have shown leadership or excellence in their fields of endeavour, to discuss issues of national interest. The series began in 2002 under the leadership of Professor Tommy Koh. Many attendees of the Young Singaporeans Conference have become leaders in academia, the public and private sectors, and carry with them important ideas and networks that were first initiated through the YSC.
The YSC revolves around interactive exchanges between designated speakers, typically global and local thought-leaders, and among participants that hail from different sectors of society. It aims to stimulate lively informed debates on public policy and politics in Singapore. This would hopefully foster a greater sense of engagement and ownership over the future of our society. Participation at this conference is by invitation and at the sole discretion of IPS.