GLE 2018 Student Keynote Speakers

2018 GLE Student Keynote Speakers

Attention students attending the 2018 GLOBE Learning Expedition in Killarney, Ireland!  How would you like to be a Student Speaker? From among the students registered for the GLE, one student from each GLOBE region will be selected to present a 5-10 minute keynote address. If you are comfortable with public speaking and want to share your experiences as a GLOBE student, you may apply to be considered for the honor of representing your region at the 2018 GLE!

Application Process

Step 1: The first thing to do is to make a short (3 - 5 minute) video.

This will give us a chance to evaluate your ability as a public speaker and your enthusiasm for your topic. We don’t expect you to be a professional speaker! We simply want you to be able to speak sincerely about your participation in GLOBE.

Start your video with a short introduction. Tell us

  • Your Name
  • City and Country
  • The Name of your School
  • Your Grade Level

In your video, please answer one or more of the following questions:

  • How long have you been involved with GLOBE?
  • What do you enjoy most about GLOBE? 
  • Have you have been involve with the International Virtual Science Symposium? If so, what did you gain from the experience?
  • Are you engaged in any research or in any community service that includes what you have learned from being a GLOBE student? If so tell us about it.
  • Why do you want to be a speaker at the GLOBE Learning Exhibition in Killarney Ireland?

The video should be a short version of what you will want to talk about if you are selected to speak in Ireland. It can be done in English or in your first language. If you submit a video in a language other than English, or if English is not your first language, then please provide English subtitles on the video.


Step 2: Once you have completed your short video, send it to your Regional Coordination Office (email addresses below).

Along with a link to your video, please send the following information:

  1. Student name
  2. School name and location
  3. Age and grade level
  4. Teacher name and contact information (including email address)
  5. A media release form signed by a parent of guardian for permission to use the video on the GLOBE website.

Regional Coordination Office contact information:

Deadline for applications is 15 March 2018. RCOs will make their selections and send them to the GIO by 1 April.

The videos of the selected speakers will be hosted on the GLOBE YouTube channel and shown live for our Earth Day Celebration in 2018.

Please note: This opportunity is exclusively for students who will be attending the GLE with a teacher, parent or supervisor. We are unable to provide funding or supervision to students solely for the purpose of being a Keynote Speaker.

Previous GLE Student Keynote Speaker

Achu Sandrine Ajei, Cameroon, Africa (Note: This video is from 2008 and the thermometer used in the video is no longer used by GLOBE.)