Asia Pacific



The Emerging Leaders Conference is an annual event of the World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) for young individuals to learn about the salient issues of today and how they can apply their roles as leaders through a variety of talks, forums and interactive activities. Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas and build networks with other youth leaders from the Asia Pacific region. 
It also serves as venue for young people to engage in cultural exchanges. This will strengthen a region-wide cooperation among Asia Pacific youth to implement projects among participating individuals and organizations as well as explore possibilities for project collaboration, laying the groundwork for long-term partnerships.


On its 3rd year, the WYAAP Emerging Leaders Conference will focus on the theme "Strengthening the Family: Key to Asia Pacific Development". The United Nations has declared 2014 as the International Year of the Family. WYA joins the international celebrations in order to examine the relationship between healthy families and the development and flourishing of societies and nations. The plenary sessions are set to discuss the challenges to the family as well as success stories and best practices for the protection and promotion of the family in policy and culture.

In order to advocate for the protection of the family in policy and culture, young people need to clearly understand the crucial role families play in economic development and human flourishing. As the fundamental unit of society, the family provides an invaluable contribution to society and nations through the nurturing and education of children, and as a school of solidarity.

Date & Venue
The 3rd WYAAP Emerging Leaders Conference is set on October 16 to 18, 2014. The 3-day international conference will be held at Traders Hotel Manila, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. The hotel is located in front of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and near the Philippine International Convention Centre and World Trade Centre. You may refer to the location map that maybe found in one of the resources links below.

3rd World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific Emerging Leaders Conference 
“Strengthening the Family: Key to Asia Pacific Development”
Traders Hotel, Manila, Philippines
October 16 to 18, 2014

Tentative Program

16 October, Thursday
(9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Introduction to “Strengthening the Family: Key to Asia Pacific Development”
The 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
Plenary Session 1: Why Families Matter, Celebrating the Success of Family in Policy and Culture
Plenary Session 2: Family Dynamics and the World Economy
Fellowship Night & Networking

17 October, Friday
(9:00 am to 9:30 pm)
Plenary Session 3: Child Development and the Family
Breakout Sessions 1: Challenges to the Family
Breakout Sessions 2: Empowerment of the Family
Solidarity Night & Networking

18 October, Saturday
(9:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Breakout Sessions
Plenary 4: Family in the Post 2015 Agenda
The Role of Youth in Promoting the Family
Presentation of the WYA Declaration on Family and Economic Development
Invitation to WYAAP Activities - Programs and Events
Closing Remarks and Distribution of Certificates

All interested participants must submit a completed application form on or before AUGUST 23, 2014 (Saturday) for Early Bird Registration and SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 (Tuesday) for Regular Registration to You will be notified via email or phone if you have been accepted to the conference. When accepted, conference details and payment procedures will be will be given to you. Payment deadline is on SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 (Monday) for Early Bird Delegates and SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 (Monday) for Regular Registration. Once payment is made, a conference slot will be reserved for you.

Download: ELC 2014 Application Form (.DOC Version)
Download: ELC 2014 Application Form (.PDF Version)

 Is this opportunity for me?

  • If you believe that every person has dignity and are committed to promoting this message to other people then this is for you. This will be a great opportunity to build new friendships as well as engage in dialogue related to development issues. 

Who can apply for the conference?

  • The 3rd WYAAP Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) is open to all youth ages 15 to 30 years old from the Asia Pacific region. Both members and non-members of WYAAP are invited to participate. Interested applicants must complete an on-line application form that may be found in this website.

  • International Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate in this conference.

  • For local applicants under the age of 18, they must be accompanied by a teacher or an adult supervisor. A separate conference rate will apply to them. 

  • Previous ELC participants may also apply. Note that there is limited number of slots provided for them.

How much is the conference fee?

  Local Participants

(Philippine-based Applicants)

International Participants

(Applicants based from other Asia
Pacific countries)

Teachers and Adult Supervisors

(For Applicants
under 18)

Early Bird Fee without Accommodations
(Deadline of Application: 
August 23, 2014)

PhP 5,100.00
(15% discount)
Not applicable PhP 4,335.00
(15% discount)

Early Bird Fee with
(Deadline of Application:
August 23, 2014)

PhP 8,245.00
(15% discount)
USD 255.00
(15% discount)
PhP 7,840.00
(15% discount)

Group of 5 Fee without
(Deadline of Application:
September 16, 2014)

PhP 4,800.00 each
(20% discount)
Not applicable Not applicable

Group of 5 Fee with
(Deadline of Application: 
September 16, 2014)


PhP 7,760.00 each
(20% discount)
USD 240.00
(20% discount)
Not applicable

Regular Conference Fee without Accommodations
(Deadline of Application: 
September 16, 2014)

PhP 6,000.00 Not applicable PhP 5,100.00

Regular Conference Fee wiith
(Deadline of Application: 
September 16, 2014)

PhP 9,700.00 USD 300.00 Php 8,800.00


When is the deadline for submitting application forms?

  • All application forms must be submitted on or before August 23, 2014 (Saturday) for Early Bird Registration and September 16, 2014 (Tuesday) for Regular Registration.

When is the deadline for WYAAP ELC payments?

  • All accepted applicants must submit their payments on or before September 22, 2014 (Monday) for Early Bird Delegates and September 29, 2014 (Monday) for Regular Delegates to confirm their slot to the conference. All payments sent after this date will not be accepted. Their slots will be given to the alternates.

Does WYAAP provide scholarships for this conference?

  • As of now, WYAAP does not offer any form of financial aid to potential participants.

What is included in the conference fee?

  • For Participants: For Participants: Conference fee include ELC kit and materials, meals and snacks during the conference. Hotel accommodations are subject to additional fees.

  • For Teachers/Adult Supervisors: Conference fee will only include meals and snacks during the conference. The conference t-shirt and bag will be on sale at our registration booth. Hotel accommodations are subject to additional fees.

Is the conference fee refundable?

  • Payments made are final and official. This confirms your slot for the conference. Fees are non-refundable.

Do I need to get a visa to enter the Philippines?

  • Complete your application form as soon as you can. The Philippines offers a 21 days visa-free stay to most nationalities. Look at our resource links for more information regarding travel visas.

Will an airport transfer be provided?

  • Airport transfers will be shouldered by the participant. If you wish to make other travel plans before and after the conference, feel free to do so. Manila has great tourist spots you might want to visit. Take note, everyone is expected to register on the morning of the first day and check out on the last day of the conference.

What is the dress code for the conference?

  • The dress code for the 3rd WYAAP ELC is business casual. No jeans and slippers are allowed.

    • For Men: Trousers/slacks, long-sleeve or short-sleeve polo shirt (tie optional), shoes.

    • For Women: Dress, skirt, slacks, blouse, shoes.

    • For the Solidarity Night, please change into your national costumes if available.

 Can my company/organization sponsor or become a partner to this event?


List of countries that do not require Philippine VISA, click here.
For Traders Hotel location map and directions, click here.

For more conference inquiries: 
You may visit the WYAAP office at 303 Xanland Place 323 Katipunan Ave. Loyola Heights Quezon City. Office hours are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Mondays to Fridays. 
You may email
You may call +632 9215162 or +63 9175646866.