Student Dialogues

Student Dialogue Presentation

Each participating country will be expected to give a 10-minute presentation on their allocated topic, which will be followed by a 5-minute Q&A session.
Below is a list of to-dos for Student Dialogue Presentation:
  1. Refer to the "Student Dialogue Write-up" document attached for the topic that has been assigned, as well as other necessary information.
    1. Delegates are advised to relate their presentations to the Summit Theme – Connecting the Dots of an Uncertain Future.
    2. Student Dialogue Write-ups are meant for delegates to understand the background of the topic and provide food for thought.
    3. Delegates are also encouraged to extend beyond the given material if they so wish.
    4. Delegates are encouraged to frame their presentations within the context of theirr own country, including details on the particular relevance and significance of the topic to their country and how their country has dealt with the issue up to the present day.
  2. Collaborate with the other delegates from the same country to start preparation.
Download Student Dialogue Write-up

Student Dialogue Discussions

Following the presentations, concurrent breakout sessions will be held, where the Session Theme and topics of the day will be discussed in greater detail by delegates. Delegates are strongly advised to read the Executive Summaries of countries that have presented their work and conduct additional research on the topic.

Executive Summary

In addition to the presentation slides, delegates are required to submit a 500 word summary of the content prepared in the Student Dialogue Presentation. Refer to Appendix A of the Information document (found at the bottom of this page) for a sample of the Executive Summary.
Please take note of the following pointers:
  1. The contents of the summary can include the relevance of the issue to the delegate's country, case studies or national policies and solutions.
  2. Delegates do not have to include everything their will be presenting during the Student Dialogue Presentation, rather it should contain the main ideas they hope to convey.
  3. Delegates are required to include footnote citations and a bibliography of the sources consulted. The format of citation should be Chicago-style.
  4. In July, delegates will receive the Executive Summary written by other delegations to aid in the understanding of the topics.


Each participating country will also be expected to summarise key ideas of their presentation in a printed poster.
The best poster from each session will be selected for an exhibition and presented to the President of Singapore at his official residence, the Istana.
Delegates should take note of the following requirements:
  1. The dimensions of the poster are required to be of A1 paper size (594 x 841 mm or 23.4 x 33.1 in) in portrait format.
  2. The name of the allocated topic, the name of the school, the students and their country should be included on the poster.
  3. Delegates are allowed to design the poster as they wish, but posters should be aesthetically appealing and summarise the key ideas to be presented during the Student Dialogue Presentation
  4. The poster should be printed in colour and must be printed before the summit
  5. The hardcopy must be submitted to the organising team upon registration
  6. The poster will be displayed during the Gallery Walk for the viewing of all delegates

Gallery Walk

In the Gallery Walk, completed posters from each delegation will be showcased for the viewing of all delegates. Voting for the most outstanding poster of each Session Theme will also be conducted.
Please take note of the following:
  1. The Gallery Walk will be conducted across a 2 hour duration during the summit.
  2. Each delegation will be provided a location to display their poster and delegates are required to view all posters within the duration of the Gallery Walk.
  3. Delegates are required to prepare a presentation (of max. 3 minutes) that introduces and succinctly summarises the content and key ideas presented in their poster.
  4. At least 2 delegates are to be stationed at their delegation’s poster to present to and receive queries from other delegates at any given time.
  5. Delegations may exercise their liberty in assigning the delegates who will be stationed at the poster.
  6. During the Gallery Walk, a panel of judges will be present to assess each poster based on its content and design, as well as the quality of the delegates’ presentation.
  7. After the Gallery Walk, delegates will also vote on their choice of the most outstanding poster from each Session Theme.
  8. Each delegate will receive 1 vote per session theme and voting will be conducted by session theme to select the best poster from each session theme.
  9. Voting will be conducted via an online platform revealed closer to the date itself.

Please refer to the document attached below for further details. Upon completion of all required work, kindly convert all documents to PDF format and submit them to by Sunday 25th June 2017 (SGT).
Download Student Dialogue Information document