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Youth Summit - Presenter Application Deadline Extended
to March 19, 2020!

school programs


You’re thinking about presenting at the Intrepid Museum’s Youth Summit!

We encourage presenters to focus their engaging session on one or more of the following themes:
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
    • Example: Are you in a science club or program outside of school and conducting cool experiments or research projects that address climate change? Come and share what your findings are.
  • Sustainability or Sustainable Goals
    • Example: Perhaps you have been instrumental in creating a recycling program at your school or in your neighborhood. Share what awesome steps you took to make it happen.
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Example: Have you created a product or have an idea for a new phone app and you are ready to share it with your peers? Do it at the Summit!
  • Social Justice
    • Example: Have you presented to community boards/town halls regarding issues in your neighborhood? Share how you made your voice heard and the results.
  • Community Action
    • Example: You have noticed a lot of food waste at your school, and you want to do something about it. Share your ideas and get responses from other students of how to reduce waste.
  • Volunteering (Types of Self-Motivated Ways to Help Others)
    • Example: Have you organized a beach/neighborhood/park clean up? Share how you organized people to beautify that place.
There are three types of sessions that students can present at the Youth Summit:
  • Workshops (30-minute presentations): These are interactive sessions with discussions or activities that involve participants.
  • Flash (quick, informative 5-minute presentation sessions): Four to five Flash presenters with similar topics or themes will be matched with each other by the Museum.
  • Poster (30 minutes): This is a traditional poster-presenting session, where presenters speak with participants in a more intimate one-on-one setting.
Student requirements for presenting:
  • Must be 14 to 20 years of age
  • Be available to attend the Youth Summit on June 13, as well as a pre-summit brunch event at the Intrepid Museum on May 30, 2020
  • Have a supporting adult who will help keep the student on track in preparation of the Summit
  • Submit a proposal for the presentation, which will be reviewed by Museum staff
  • Apply to the online application by March 19, 2020

Download the application to view before applying

Click here to submit your proposal

FAQs for presenters:
Q When will I find out if my proposal was accepted? 
A Timeline:
  • March 19, 2020: Student Applications Due

  • March 19 - April 6, 2020: Proposals Reviewed

  • Week of April 6, 2020: Applicants are Informed of Acceptance or Rejection

  • April 21, 2020: Confirm their Participation for the Brunch (May 30) and Youth Summit (June 13)and Youth Summit (June 13) Events

  • May 30, 2020: Presenter Brunch

  • June 13, 2020: Youth Summit

Q Will all proposals be accepted?
A Unfortunately, due to space limitations, not everyone will be accepted. However, if we like your proposal, we may ask you to present it in a different format than originally submitted. We may also ask you to present with other people who submitted similar presentations (for example, in a flash session or poster presentation). If we group you with other presenters, you will be able to meet your group at the pre-summit brunch celebration at the Intrepid Museum on May 30, 2020.  
Q How will I know if I have to present with another person (like during a flash session)? 
A After you apply, Museum staff will determine who you will be presenting with. You will be able to meet with presenters, program moderators and Intrepid Museum staff when you attend the Presenter Brunch on May 30.
Q What if I have questions that are not listed under the FAQ section?
A If you have questions that are not listed here, please reach out to the Youth Summit selection committee at


Call: 646-381-5020