Springboard Program

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The Springboard Program was developed to further increase opportunities for Student and Young Professional Community members to become involved in WEF, with particular emphasis on the integration of YPs into the WEF technical committees and the WEFTEC Program Committee at the WEF Winter Meeting.

Previously called the Midyear Meeting, this event primarily provides an opportunity for key volunteer committees to meet face-to-face and develop programming for WEFTEC.  

The WEF YP Springboard Program provides travel expense assistance for the selected YPs to attend the Winter Meeting.

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Applications

The application period for the 2024 program will open on November 1, 2023 and close on November 22, 2023 at 11:59pm (EST). Program participants will be notified by December 14, 2023.

Participation in the Springboard Program does not cover expenses for travel to WEFTEC; however, participant involvement in the Program Community can help justify attendance to your employer.

2024 Springboard Program - Overview Guide

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Questions?
Email Ama Richardson or call +1-703-684-2400, ext. 7220.

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