Slovenian youth leader, author and entrepreneur, Ziga Vavpoti, will be a featured speaker at the ACSA/IAHSA Global Ageing Conference in Perth Australia. Ziga is a strong proponent of cooperation and connecting organizations and people. At age 31, Vavpoti is the chair of the largest NGO for youth in Slovenia, the Ypsilon Institute. He writes and talks about the connections between youth, society, philanthropy and responsibility in the context of his broader interest in social entrepreneurship. This has led Ziga to develop a widely successful intergenerational program, connecting young and old through technology training and support. Ziga writes “It is time to start believing in our dreams and turning them into reality. Smiles of older people in the biggest Slovenian intergenerational project called Simbioz, is a tiny success that I accept it with high gratitude.”
Ziga Vavpoti has received numerous awards including UNESCO Youth Ambassador and serves on the Microsoft Office Information Worker Board of the Future. He remarks that he is learning from the world’s best such as Dr. Edward de Bono and Danah Zohar and notes that “we are mesmerized by the books we read and the people we meet.”
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