In YMCA’s landmark anniversary year, YMCA175 will harness the energy, creative vision and solution-focused approach of thousands of young leaders drawn from more than 100 countries representing six continents of the world in the city where YMCA was founded.

YMCA175 is this year… it’s nearly here… and it is booking up fast.

If you are part of YMCA, and you want to be involved in helping to lead global change, then you need to make sure that you are at YMCA175.

It is the single most exciting opportunity that is happening now.  5,000 young leaders, staff, volunteers and senior leaders will come together to help shape the future world that we all want to live in. Along the way we guarantee you will meet new people, share amazing experiences, take part in deep discussions, learn from others and have lots of fun.

The primary audience for YMCA175 is young leaders aged 16-35.

Alongside the young leaders, we will welcome individuals operating at every level of YMCA’s family.  There will be streamed programmes of learning and sharing for young leaders, senior leaders and a childcare programme.

As a YMCA, by sending both your young leaders and senior leaders, you will be demonstrating your commitment to youth empowerment and recognising young people’s potential to change the future.  

“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard…We cannot succeed when half of us are held back”

“Friends, I hope to see you in London for YMCA175 youth event! There are thousands of young leaders from across the globe attending this event, and they are coming together to connect, create and celebrate. You are welcome! Join us!


Designed to inspire, challenge and engage, our programme features well-known speakers and leaders from around the world who are experts in their field. Audiences and workshop participants are encouraged to take part, share opinions and ask questions, as young people develop their ideas and desire to bring about change in their communities. 

Choose from more than 150 hours of workshops, seminars and panel sessions, along with daily opening plenaries and devotions.


YMCA175 is proud to partner with Delta Air Lines as its official airline sponsor. As an industry leader in sustainability and carbon-neutral growth, Delta is the ideal airline partner for YMCA175. This partnership also reflects the long-standing relationship between Delta and YMCA with Delta supporting 22 YMCAs around the world. 


ExCeL London, the home of world leading events is located in the heart of the city, just 45 minutes by rail from Heathrow airport on the new London Underground Elizabeth Line and 10 minutes from London City airport. The venue is fully accessible and has two on-site London Underground DLR stations, with parking for 3,070 vehicles. YMCA175 will take place in the ICC part of the venue, which includes a fully flexible auditorium, hall spaces, exhibition space and a multitude of training and meeting rooms. There is also outside space and access to the Thames waterfront for watersport activities. ExCeL London has a strong commitment to sustainability, partnering with the YMCA to ensure that YMCA175 is a socially and environmentally responsible event.

ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock,
1 Western Gateway,
London E16 1XL, UK


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