Brightest Young Minds (BYM) is a 17-year old non-profit company that exists to create a positive social impact by identifying, connecting and mobilising 100 high-impact leaders between the ages of 20 – 35 across the African continent for an annual 5-day summit. #BYM2017 will take place from the Sep 24, 2017 – Sep 29, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Delegates need to make arrangements for their own travel to the Summit however, all Summit costs including food, lodging and transportation costs will be covered.

Applications for this year’s Summit are closed! Check back soon for our Top 100 announcement later in August.

Early application deadline:
Jul 28, 2017 23:59 (UTC +02:00)

This application deadline applies to all applicants who will require a South African visa to attend #BYM2017.

Late application deadline:
Aug 4, 2017 23:59 (UTC +02:00)

This application deadline is open for applicants who will not require need a visa.

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