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The 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth - Bringing Digital Earth down to Earth.

There is a new global consciousness emerging.

There is a new global consciousness emerging.
Now it's your turn.

Partnered with and working alongside ISDE5, the Youth Insight Collaboratory begins with a weekend together prior to start of the Symposium. Participants in the Collaboratory will be invited to take on active roles in this exciting international event.

The Digital Earth Youth Insight collaboratory is a co-created experiential learning environment for young leaders from around the world.

Gain first hand experience of participating and leading group work using the process-crafts developed by the leading social innovators of our generation.

There is a new global consciousness emerging, now it's your turn. This work is bigger than us alone. That is why the future is collaborative.

Join your peers in an emergent dialogue about the world we want to create.

It's a learning journey. Make it work.

What Youth Insight Collaboratory and International Symposium on Digital Earth

When Fri 1st - Sun 3rd and 5th - 9th June

Where Headlands Institute followed by the Campus of UC Berkeley - Berkeley, California in the San Francisco Bay area.

Who Young leaders, 14 - 30 years but we are not exclusive.

Cost Package $450 includes Youth Insight Collaboratory Weekend which includes food and accommodation during the weekend and attendance at the International Symposium on Digital Earth 5-9 June. Low budget accommodation and home stay options available for the Symposium.

Deadline As of May 10th 2007 there is still space available.

Registration Details:

Go to the Registration page, ensuring you click on Youth Insight Weekend and follow the instructions.

What is expected?

Before the youth Insight Weekend you will be asked to include:

1) A brief bio on yourself- your involvements etc.

2) 1 Digital Colour Photo of Yourself

When do I need to pay by?

It is vital for young and emerging leaders to be part of conversations about the future. This has been recognised by the organising committee for the International Symposium on Digital Earth and they have given significantly discounted rates for youth & NGOs to be part of the conversation with an international team of government, business, academic, and civic leaders - see PROGRAM.

The current rate for attendance at both the Youth Insight Collaboratory Weekend and the 5th International Symposium for Digital Earth is US$450. This includes attendance at the weekend collaboratory and symposium, all lunches, morning and afternoon teas on those days. If you are called to attend but cost is a barrier, please contact

Where do I stay?

During the Youth Insight Collaboratory, we will stay at the Headlands Institute on Friday the 1st & Saturday the 2nd. Accommodation options for the rest of the week, including Stern Hall- the student accomodation are available through the accommodation section. You will need to ensure you have accommodation for the duration of your stay. If you require homestay you can send an email through to, ensuring you have 'Homestay' in the subject line.

Who is behind the Youth Insight Collaboratory?

A growing team of committed people who are building on the energy and presence brought by 100 young New Zealanders and the young team that brought them together to the Digital Earth Summit on Sustainability held in Auckland, New Zealand in August 2006 (Some photos below). This team is working in conjunction with the ISDE5 organising team, the Bioneers, U.S Partnership of Education for Sustainable Development, and the young leaders present at the SoL Forum on Business Innovation for Sustainability.

Youth Insight Collaboratory PDF's:

PDFDownload >>>> Youth Insight Overview PDF

PDFYouth_Insight_PeopleDownload >>>> Youth Insight People PDF

For any enquiries, questions, please contact

Images from Youth Voice at Digital Earth Summit on Sustainability in Auckland, New Zealand August 2006:

DE Youth Voice on stage in Auckland - August 2006

DE '06 Youth Voice check out

Youth Insight Collaboratory

The Digital Earth Youth Insight collaboratory is a co-created experiential learning environment for young leaders from around the world.texture


May 5, 2007
Regular registration fees deadline.
Friday June 1st - Sunday June 3rd
Digital Earth Youth Insight collaboratory, ISDE5, Berkeley, California
June 5th 2007
Opening Ceremony - 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth.


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