2018 UNICEF USA Student Summit

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Here at UNICEF USA, we believe it’s time to step up and speak out for every child everywhere. It’s time to ensure a better future for all of us as a country and as a global community. It’s time to build a movement to put children first. 

We invite you to join us at the 2018 UNICEF USA Annual Summit, a four-day gathering of ideas, community and action. Why UNICEF? Because when conflict, famine and natural disasters threaten more children's lives and futures every day, UNICEF is putting the most effective and innovative ideas to work in 190 countries and territories – more than any other children’s organization.       

We hope you’ll join us in Washington, DC this March to put #ChildrenFirst and to advocate like the world depends on it, because it does!  

Who Can Participate

Registration is open to UNICEF Club members and advisors, prospective UNICEF Club members, UNICEF Club Alumni, and students 13 years old or older interested in global citizenship, international issues, and activism on campus. Travel subsidy priority will be given to officially registered clubs. All individual participants must be 18 years or older to register. Please register early as registration is expected to reach full capacity. A waiting list will be available as needed.

Participants under the age of 18: All participants under the age of 18 must register with, and be accompanied by, an authorized adult chaperone (i.e. a faculty member, parent, legal guardian or person who is in loco parentis, over the age of 21 and approved by the school). The chaperone can accompany no more than 6 students under the age of 18. Additional students will require an additional chaperone.

Registration Fees and Dates

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 UNICEF USA Student Summit! We have reached capacity for  the event and are now accepting wait-list applications.
Registration for Saturday - Sunday: $50.00 (SOLD OUT) 
Registration for Saturday - Tuesday: $60.00 (SOLD OUT) 
Travel subsidy: Submission deadline January 31st, 2018
If you have any questions, please see our FAQ or email annualsummit@unicefusa.org.


  • Saturday, March 10 - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    Business attire
  • 12:00 PM Saturday, March 10th : Student Summit Day 1
  • 8:30 AM Sunday, March 11th: Student Summit Day 2
  • 8:30 AM Monday, March 12th: General Session (SOLD OUT!)
  • 8:00 AM Tuesday, March 13th: Advocacy Day (SOLD OUT!)

Lodging and Accommodations

Student Summit participants are responsible for securing their own lodging for the event.  However UNICEF USA has two discounted rates at hotels in the area:

Hamilton Hotel, Washington, DC - click here to make your reservation
1001 14th Street NW, Washington, DC  20005
Phone: 866-407-1764
JW Marriot, Washington, DC - click here to make your reservation (SOLD OUT) 
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004 USA
Phone: 202-393-2000
Hostelling International Washington DC - click here to make your reservation and use promo code UNICEF (SOLD OUT) 
1009 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA
Phone: 202-737-2333


Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day will bring UNICEF USA supporters across the country together to meet with Congressional Offices on Capitol Hill to discuss UNICEF’s work and seek action on global children’s issues. 

Advocacy Day is an optional activity; however, there is limited capacity. Participants must commit to joining a preparatory training from 3:30 pm – 6:30pm on Monday, March 12th and to attending meetings with Congressional Offices on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, March 13th.

Participants will be trained and supported to have effective meetings with Congressional Offices. They will work together to prepare for meetings with fellow UNICEF USA supporters from each state.

If you are interested in participating in Advocacy Day, please select the appropriate session on the online registration form, and we will contact you with additional information.

To learn more about and to apply to be an Advocacy Day State Leader, please follow the link at the bottom of the confirmation email after your register for the Student Summit.

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