The YPWLC is an extension of the Young Persons' Lecture Competition (YPLC) and is organised by the IOM3 Student & Early Career Group.

The winners of the finals, held in countries and regions where IOM3 has international branches or sister institutions, compete in the world final, which every year is held in a different location around the world. The first YPWLC was held in London in 2005, and since then has travelled to different locations in four continents.

The YPWLC finalists normally gather in the city where the final is to be held ahead of time, to have the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange experiences. They also have a programme of technical, cultural and social visits based around the competition, so that they get to know something of the country they are visiting and experience its culture and industry. For most finalists, it is the experience of a lifetime!


How to enter

To enter the national and regional YPLC finals, follow the link below.


2023 YPWLC finalists

Meet the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition finalists:

Georgina Burgoyne Morris
Zihan Liu

Hong Kong

Zihan Liu

Chuan Yu


Chuan Yu

Kugambikai Vangetaraman