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.
Twenty-four WEF Young Professional members attended the 2023 Winter Meeting to participate in various WEFTEC committee planning sessions.
The application period for the 2023 program has closed.
Questions? Email Ama Richardson or call +1-703-684-2400, ext. 7220.
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