Important Application Information:

  • There are three separate ways of applying to the International Conference: the regular application (which you can complete by clicking the “Apply Now!” button), the Impact Challenge, and the Writing Competition. If you submit an application for any of these three categories your application to the International Conference is complete.

  • The first application deadline is May 31st, 11:59 PM EDT

  • The Impact Challenge and Writing Competition submission deadline is July 15th 11:59 PM EDT.

  • If you would like to become more involved in the International Conference 2019, click here to become a student ambassador!


The Impact Challenge

We are continuing the annual Business Today Impact Challenge, a seed-funding competition for students interested in social entrepreneurship. The Challenge is open to social entrepreneurs all over the world, including those accepted to the Conference through our regular application.

The five chosen teams will receive a month of mentorship from top business executives, as well as the chance to compete at the International Conference for $15,000 in seed funding. 

The Writing Competition

This year, we will be hosting a writing competition as an alternate application to the conference. Students will simply submit an editorial based on the conference theme ("The New Era of Globalization"), and the grand prize winner will receive a spot at this year's International Conference. The top three editorials will be published in Business Today Magazine, which reaches over 200,000 students in North America.

Multiple entries are allowed, and students can apply using both the general application and writing competition, or either.