2022 Global Economic Forum

Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3, 2022 

The Council has concluded the 2022 Global Economic Forum! Congratulations to all of the students who participated! We invite you to view the program book, linked here

If you have any follow-up questions regarding this program, please contact Geoffrey Quinn, Director of Education High School Programs, at gquinn@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700 ext. 207.

The 2022 Global Economic Forum (GEF) is a high school simulation program focused on the creation, presentation, and marketing of policy solutions to pressing issues facing the global community. In school-based groups, students compete with their peers for fictitious funding from the World Bank. Students create policy proposals prior to attending the program and present these solutions to a panel of judges who ultimately award the fictitious funding to the best policy solution paired with the strongest presentation from student delegates. 

For the 2022 GEF program, the Council has selected three topics of critical global importance for students to investigate under the banner of the overall program topic of Closing the Digital Divide: (1) Equality in Education, (2) The Widespread Adoption of Telehealth, and (3) Financial Inclusion: Banking the Unbanked. 

In the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic underscored some of the inequities in the global community, with many issues directly connected to a growing digital divide around the world. For this program, students will create original policy proposals aimed at limiting this divide, focused on their specific assigned committee topics.

Program resources, including topic briefing papers, can be found on our website here.

For questions, please reach out to Geoffrey Quinn, Director of Education High School Programs at gquinn@wacphila.org or at 215-561-4700, ext 207. 

About this Program:
*Format & Program Offerings: Both in-person and virtual dates available, with ability to move to all-virtual program days if necessary;
*Duration: Full-day conference program (9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.);
*Preparation level: High -Students must commit to doing several hours of research on their assigned role and committee topic ahead of the full-day simulation event. 

Thank you to our partner venue for this program!

GEF Program Resources

Students participating in the 2022 Global Economic Forum can visit this section of our website to access program preparation materials such as briefing papers, presentation templates, and additional recommended resources!