Every January, world leaders, entrepreneurs, and journalists descend on Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum to mingle and discuss the world’s problems. The guest list is usually limited to world leaders and CEOs (although a few bloggers somehow sneak in every year). But every year, the World Economic Forum partners with YouTube to host the Davos Debates, which broadens the debate by allowing anyone to upload a question for attendees. The YouTube channel is also used to select one lucky person to attend Davos and even be on a panel.
One theme this year is inclusive growth. The global economy is $70 trillion, but 3 billion people live on less than $2 a day. Pitch an idea on how to close that gap, and you could be on your way to Davos in 2011. Pitches must be one minute or less.
Here is a video with previous winners describing this year’s challenge: