Loa Angeles, CA: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a day in the shoes of a Hollywood producer, a journalist covering breaking news, a representative voting on a major piece of legislation or a social entrepreneur applying technology for social good? Apply for our 2014 Young Leaders Summits, and you will get that chance and much more.
The 2014 MPAC Young Leaders Summits in Hollywood, Media, Government and Silicon Valley are an opportunity for passionate undergraduate and graduate students as well as young professionals to gain access to the nerve centers shaping our society and learn how they can make an impact in these arenas.
Delegates at each of the four summits will spend four days in an industry-intensive program that includes exclusive meetings with industry leaders, leadership development workshops, and collaboration with like-minded young American Muslims looking to make a difference.
In the words of Laila Alawa, an alum of the 2012 Government Summit and the 2013 Media Summit who now serves on the Young Leaders Steering Committee:
“Being a part of MPAC empowered and invigorated me to be more than I was already, to push myself in new ways and through new channels and never take for granted the rights and opportunities with which I find myself presented. We cannot simply sit around and wait for the world to change. Being a part of the Summit pushed me to such a realization and gave me the empowering understanding of how to begin actualizing my new goals. There’s a world out there for us to change and MPAC has inspired me to get out there and change it.”
Visit summits.mpac.org for more info.
Applications are due Friday, March 28
MEDIA SUMMIT in New York City | June 17 – 20, 2014
The Media Summit will provide you with an exciting opportunity to meet prominent journalists, editors, producers and on-air talent to learn about the ins and outs of the news media industry, understand how decisions about news coverage are made, and learn how you can pursue career opportunities in the field. Past Summit delegates have met with leaders and anchors at CNN, NBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, “Democracy Now!” and more.
HOLLYWOOD SUMMIT in Los Angeles | June 22 – 25, 2014
The Hollywood Summit is your chance to understand how American Muslims can have a positive impact in the arts and entertainment industry. By meeting with working actors, screenwriters, directors, talent managers and studio executives, delegates learn what it takes to make it in the industry while also gaining practical training in digital storytelling and getting tips for transforming your talent into a successful career. Past Hollywood Summit delegates have had the opportunity to meet with executives from CBS Television, Fox Entertainment, Film Independent, as well as award-winning actors, editors and directors.
GOVERNMENT SUMMIT in Washington, DC | June 24 – 27, 2014
The Government Summit will provide you with an inside-look at the inner workings of the nation’s capital while simultaneously providing government officials and congressional leaders the opportunity to learn what is on the minds of young American Muslims. Our flagship summit which first took place in 2007, the Government Summit has brought delegates to historic opportunities, including meeting with senior officials in the White House, members of Congress, the State Department, Department of Justice, the Brookings Institution, Gallup and the Center for American Progress among others.
SILICON VALLEY SUMMIT in San Francisco | August 6 – 9, 2014
In 2013, we kicked off our inaugural Silicon Valley Summit, which is the latest addition to our Young Leaders Program. American Muslims ages 20-30 will learn how to effectively use the principles of social entrepreneurship and the tech sector to influence the causes they care about. Delegates have the opportunity to meet with founders, CEOs, investors, marketers, social entrepreneurs, designers and technologists. Plus, you’ll work on a real-world case study and leave with solid knowledge, experience and a network of passionate young people and industry professionals. Last year, delegates met with senior leaders at Google, LinkedIn, Plug and Play Tech Center, the Stanford d.school, and the State Department.