Student Program

The Catalyst Conference

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The sixth Catalyst Conference, an online exhibition featuring student projects from around the world, will take place April 22-26, 2021.

The Catalyst Conference brings together students from around the world in a fully online setting to share, connect, learn from, and promote advocacy and local activism.

In 2020 350+ students from 76 GOA schools in 18 countries and 27 US states presented highlights from projects pursued in various courses, including Positive Psychology, 9/11 in a Global Context, US History, and Medical Problem Solving.

A global gathering aiming for local impact

Each project features a “beautiful question” that invites participants to consider the student’s inquiry focus and to learn how the student researched and responded to that question, a process aimed at generating new ideas for responding locally to real world challenges.

Check out the 2020 conference, which remains open, and join us next April for the sixth GOA Catalyst Conference.

Meet our 2020 Award Winners!

The 2020 Catalyst Conference brought together a global audience, who actively explored student work, aimed at making local change. Because of their success with the conference participants, their particularly well done nature, or their potential for making local change, several projects received awards.

Meet our 2020 student award winners.

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