2022 Global Economic Forum

Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3, 2022 (In-person)
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 (Virtual)

Registration for this program is now open!

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 committee topic briefing papers, and the program agenda will be made available in the coming weeks.

For questions, please reach out to Kasey Trapp, Associate Director of Student Programs at ktrapp@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. 

Registration now open!

Faculty advisers from Member High Schools are now welcome to register students for the 2022 Global Economic Forum program.