IOYA’s Annual Oromo Youth Leadership Conference, July 13-15, 2012

OYLC 2012: Team Oromia: Utilizing Creativity and Leadership in the Age of New Media

Dear Oromo Youth,

We are within an amazing age of new media, technology, and creativity. So this year, the International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA) wants to catch up. This summer, IOYA’s annual Oromo Youth Leadership Conference (OYLC) is about producing results and shifting from our discussion-based emphasis to a more evidence-based emphasis. This year, we aspire for OYLC to not start and end in the few days we have each summer, but to continue beyond the summer conference and into the daily lives of both conference participants and people around the world. So, how exactly do we plan on doing this? IOYA presents: Team Oromia: Utilizing Creativity and Leadership in the Age of New Media. What exactly is Team Oromia, you may ask? It is a group of young, creative, artistic, and passionate young people that we want to collect this summer for three days to create an Oromo Youth campaign video to raise social awareness about the Oromo.

With this group, OYLC this summer will be about producing a short and concise social awareness raising video focused on shining a creative light on conditions in our country and what we have to say. We, the Oromo youth, need an outlet to speak to the world. We need a means of expressing what we think and feel about our country and the conditions of our people. So, this is our chance now, OYLC 2012, TEAM OROMIA. We, the IOYA board, are calling out to all Oromo youth to come together for this opportunity. Now is our ripe opportunity, now is our chance. Let us come together, dream, imagine, create, and produce something amazing for the world to know who we are, what we believe, and what we have to say.

Incorporated in this conference will be leadership and social media training and concise knowledge enrichment, all for the purpose of maximizing the quality of our video production as well as our own knowledge base.

With all of this to offer, we hope you will attend and will notify your friends about this opportunity. The conference will be held at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, on July 13-15, 2012. Plus, the registration fee has been dropped to $75. Space is extremely limited, so please register as soon as possible!

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