The British Youth Council Convention
What is BYC Convention?
BYC Conventions are the only national events for youth councillors and youth representatives across the UK. These one day events held in the summer across the UK are designed to inspire and support young people to change their world, whether that’s making a positive change within their local communities, taking part in a national campaign or tackling a global issue.
What to expect on the day?
- A choice of skills and knowledge based workshops run by BYC and other organisations
- Time to meet and share ideas with other young people and workers
- A topical panel debate
- Briefing, training and support to take part in Make Your Mark, Europe's largest youth consultation of 11-18 year olds which launches in August. Last year we got 876,488 votes - lets hit a million in 2015!
- Lots of fun!
How will the day be structured?
09:30 – 10:30 - Registration
10:30 – 10:45 - Welcome, Introductions & Housekeeping
10:45 – 12:15 - Workshops
12:15 – 13:15 - Lunch
13:15 – 14:00 - Panel Debate
14:00 – 15:30 - Make Your Mark briefing and workshop
15:30 – 15:45 - Comfort Break
15:45 – 16:00 - Make Your Mark workshop
16:00 – 16:30 - Closing Remarks
*Please note that this outline agenda is to act as a guide only, timings and content are subject to change
The event is free and you will be entitled to claim an allowance per person depending on the distance travelled:
10 – 99 km
£15 per person
100 - 499 km
£60 per person
500 - 1999 km
£120 per person
How many young people can attend?
To make this offer as fair and as accessible as possible, we are allowing each group to register a maximum of ten delegates, including workers.
When do I need to register by?
BYC will close registration on Sunday 2nd August 2015 at 23:59, we expect spaces to 'sell out', so be quick. After this date should there be any spaces left, we will offer those additional spaces to groups that have already registered.
Is food and drink included?
YES - refreshments will be provided during registration and during the afternoon comfort break, a light lunch will also be provided. We cater for vegetarians as standard; however, if you have any additional dietary requirements, you must let BYC know by Sunday 2nd August 2015.
Can I register spaces now even if I don't know the names of the young people attending?
YES - providing that you provide BYC with the names by Sunday 2nd August 2015.
Want to run a workshop?
If you are running a particular campaign or workshop that you think would fit within the agenda of the day then please contact us and we are happy to accomate input from attendees.
BYC will be enforcing a strict cancellation policy, any cancellations received after Sunday 2nd August 2015 at or any no-shows on the day will be charged £50, you will need to read and accept the full cancellation policy during the registration process.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact email@example.com.
When & Where
British Youth Council
We empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.