Youth Art & Innovation Fair


    The Youth Art and Innovation Fair is the third event in the series of events celebrating International Youth Month. We want to gather a wide audience in Geneva including students, youth engagement practitioners and the general public and to introduce them to innovations and creations of the past, present and to spark curiosity and thought about the future. Participants will be able to walk away from the event with a renewed interest in science, technology, art and innovation.

    Register here: https://forms.office.com/r/DewDRx2zBy 

    The event will commence with a high-level opening from the leadership of ITC and WIPO. Participants will then be guided through an exhibition space showcasing some of the mind-sparking and wonderful concepts, creations and inventions the world has produced. This will be a walk-through exhibition consisting of various stations that will be operational throughout the day from 10:00am. Some stations will feature interactive activities that will aim to ignite the kind of design-thinking needed to be able to innovate and create.

    In addition to the various interactive activities that will take place, the Art and Innovation Fair seeks to engage participants in dialogue about the role of intellectual property rights and entrepreneurship to empower young creators and innovators. This is in line with the mandates of ITC focusing on trade and development and WIPO on building a balanced intellectual property (IP system). There will therefore be a dedicated time slot during the day for a fireside chat with IP and trade experts as well as entrepreneurs, innovators and creators. The day will end with a networking and cocktail.

    Are you intrigued? Then sign up now and experience and explore various innovative products, activities and tools. 

    4th October 2022
    Starting Time: 10:00 am 

    10:00 - 10:30     Opening of the Youth Art & Innovation Fair – coffee served
    10:30 – 11:00     Opening Remarks ITC & WIPO
    11:00 – 12:30     Design Thinking Workshop
    12:30 – 14:00     Light Lunch and Open Walk-through of Exhibitions
    14:00 – 16:00     Fireside Chats
    16:00 - 16:15      Exploring the Exhibition Booths and Experiential Labs
    16:15 – 17:00     Facilitated Networking
    17:00 – 18:00     Refreshments and Exploring the Exhibition Booths and Experiential Labs
    18:00                  Official Closing 

    Location: WIPO HQ, Chem. des Colombettes 34, 1202 Genève

    Date & location
    4 October 2022