After attending the Summit, you will become a part of the GES Alumni Network. Our Alumni team, a division of External Relations, works to keep all delegates connected and engaged for years to come. We host virtual meet-ups and discussions, alumni mixers in domestic and international locations, and connect past delegates to new opportunities for themselves or their projects. The Alumni Network is a great way to spread news about your new initiatives, get help from your peers, or simply keep in touch!

To contact the Alumni team, e-mail

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The External Relations committee is responsible for maintaining the GES Alumni network, and ensuring delegate engagement in their projects post-Summit by providing marketing & consulting opportunities as well as grants, and other resources that will help them advance their social change projects. We are interested in connecting delegates to people or organizations with expertise in marketing, tech, energy, education, entrepreneurship, data analytics, crowdfunding, and more. Our goal is to create and foster these relationships in order to provide mentorships or services to the delegates’ projects to help the projects develop and reach their potential.

 If you would like to partner with GES to provide an outcome, whether it be a grant, mentorship, or consulting service, contact 


The Campus Relations Committee expands the GES network across Northwestern's campus by planning events related to our mission and values. The committee collaborates with other student groups to bring speakers dedicated to community engagement and advocacy, such as former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power. During the summit, CR organizes our annual Keynote Speaker Event to speak to our delegates and the greater Northwestern community about their story. This past year, they brought American civil rights activist DeRay McKesson to speak to his experience as an activist in the Black Lives Matter movement. Lastly, they work to incorporate artistic expression into the summit through our annual photography exhibition, the OpenShutter Show. 

To contact the Campus Relations Committee, e-mail


The Community Development Committee creates and teaches the staff curriculum to ensure that every GES staff member is prepared to help further delegate projects. The committee also plans bonding events to make sure everyone feels at home in the GES family.

To contact Community Development, e-mail


The Content Development Committee shapes and executes the Summit’s curriculum through recruitment of keynote speakers, workshop facilitators and mentors. This is a key aspect of passing along tangible skills to the Summit’s delegates. 

To contact the Content Development Committee, e-mail


The Delegate Outreach Committee is responsible for recruiting all delegates for the summit. The committee advertises the summit to a worldwide audience, collects and reads applications, and awards need-based financial aid to accepted delegates.

To contact the Delegate Outreach Committee, e-mail


The Co-Directors lead the GES committees throughout the year. The Directors’ main responsibilities include fundraising, vision setting, staff and executive board recruitment, and being the face of GES to the greater Northwestern community.  

To contact the Directors, e-mail


The Media and Marketing Committee maintains the GES brand in all public spheres. The committee creates all printed materials, videos, and merchandise for staff and delegates. They also curate and maintain GES’s social media presence--and this website!

To contact the Media and Marketing Committee, e-mail