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How do you imagine your future? Discuss this question with young people from ten countries. With the help of digital media you can give your generation a voice.

dareCon! takes place from Friday, 23 April–Sunday, 25 April 2021 and is 100% digital. 

Do you live in Australia, New Zealand, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam or Malaysia? Then apply now!


dareCon© Goethe-Institut Melbourne

dare to shape your future!

To dare something, that's what it's all about! At the convention, you will discuss with young people how you imagine your future – and what you have to dare to make this future happen.

How do you imagine your future? That is the central question here. Together with the organisations Jugend hacktIMAGINARY - open mathematics, Glocal Films and the artists Beldan Sezen and Susanne Heincke you will work on your future projects in various digital workshops and will give your generation a voice. You will advance your visual storytelling skills or practice coding future spaces in VR. You experiment with AI and discuss opportunities risks of this new technology. And you can take an active part in the program by sharing your engagement in digital Ted Talks, panel discussions or social media stories.

You can find information about the individual workshops and the supporting program here:

Since the exchange is the focus, the language should not be a barrier, which is why main language will be English. The other young people in the regions are also learning German and there will be a group of young people from Germany. It´s a great opportunity for you to practice your German.

Students between the ages of 15 and 17 can apply for dareCon!. Each country selects students for their dareCon! team. 

Friday, 23 April - Sunday, 25 April 2021
The workshop and program times depend on your time zone:

  Germany (CEST) Myanmar (MMT) Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia (ICT, WIB) Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines (SGT, MYT, PHST) Australia (AEST) New Zealand (NZST)
Friday 8.00 am– 10.00 am 12.30 pm– 2.30 pm 1.00 pm– 3.00 pm 2.00 pm– 4.00 pm 4.00 pm– 6.00 pm 6.00 pm– 8.00 pm
Saturday 8.00 am– 1.00 pm 12.30 pm– 5.30 pm 1.00 pm– 6.00 pm 2.00 pm– 7.00 pm 4.00 pm– 9.00 pm 6.00 pm– 11.00 pm
Sunday 8.00 am– 1.00 pm 12.30 pm– 5.30 pm 1.00 pm– 6.00 pm 2.00 pm– 7.00 pm 4.00 pm– 9.00 pm 6.00 pm– 11.00 pm

Please note: these times have not yet been confirmed are subject to minor changes.  

The convention is 100 percent digital. Participants can tune in from their home. 

What do you need to participate?
To participate you need a computer, laptop or tablet that is connected to the internet and equipped with a camera, microphone and headphones. 

Participation in the dareCon! is free of charge. 

Apply for dareCon!

Six young people from each country can participate at dareCon!. Click on your country to find out how you can apply and when the application deadline is. 


Jugend hackt logo

Jugend hackt is a program to promote young programmers. Improving the world with code: that is their goal. Young people work on prototypes, digital tools and concepts for their vision of a better society. Jugend hackt is a program of the Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V. and mediale pfade.org e.V.

Imaginary open mathematics

IMAGINARY is a non-profit organization for open and interactive mathematics. IMAGINARY was initiated at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, an institute of the Leibniz Association.

Photo of Beldan Sezen © Beldan Sezen

 Beldan Sezen is an artist and writer whose work includes graphic novels, artists’ books, drawings, essays, and installations. She is a curator of artists’ books and the editor and co-publisher of Cypher, a digital comics magazine that brings audiences into the radical lives and dangerous work of human rights defenders around the world. Her work is part of special collections in institutional and public libraries. 

Logo Glocal Films und Susanne Heincke

Kerstin Rickermann is one of the founders of Glocal Films, a German film and media organisation based in London. The Glocal Films team conceptualizes and facilitates film projects with participatory approach in the educational and cultural sector worldwide. Susanne Heincke is an artist and photographer. She is leading projects in the field of art, culture and culture education internationally, in museums, schools and higher education.

Contact darecon! Singapore

Martina Schmid-Lindenmayer

Project team

Foto Anna Foto: Anna-Lena Schenck

Anna-Lena Schenck

Inken Steeb Foto: Inken Steeb

Inken Steeb

Foto Eva Foto: Eva Baker

Foto: Jelena Foto: Jelena Herster

Jelena Herster

Joanna Gibson Foto: Joanna Gibson

Joanna Gibson

Foto Sonja Foto: Sonja Pluess

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