Frequently Asked Questions


1. How many students can register together?

Students will attend the conference in teams of two to six students.

2. How much does it cost?

The price is $45 per student, but full and partial scholarships are available! For more information or to request a scholarship, please contact Noah Zeichner at

3. When does registration close?

Registration will run from December 1st through February 15th.

4. Do I have to live in Washington to attend?

No! We encourage students to attend who do not live in the Seattle area, or in Washington. The geographical diversity of attendees is part of what makes the conference so special and globally-aware. This year, we are thrilled to be welcoming potential students from Texas, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile.

Information on lodging and transportation coming soon.

About the Conference

1. What are the topics of the conference?

The WAGIN Conference will focus on the 20 sustainability goals outlined in the book High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them by Jean Francois Rischard. For a complete list of these goals, click here. This year, we have also decided to add an additional goal of our own: Social and Racial Justice.

2. How should students prepare for the conference?

Each team of students will create and present their own workshop about a project they have been working on that addresses one or more of the 21 global issues. The workshop should address their goals, challenges, successes, and plans for the future. For more information about creating a workshop, click here. To see examples of workshops from the 2017 conference, click here. As part of their workshop and the film festival, students also have the option to create and submit a two minute video related to one or more of the global issues. See below for more information.

3. What is the film festival?

Students have the option to submit a 1-2 minute video related to one or more of the global issues. All films submitted will be shown during the conference. Possible options include: a public service announcement that informs about issues and inspires action, a documentary about action your team has taken towards solving a global problem, a narrative film that tells a story based around solving a social or environmental issue. For more information on the film festival guidelines, click here. To watch films from the 2017 conference, click here.

To see the 2017 Conference schedule, click here