The 14th Youth Congress on Information Technology

September 27-29, 2016
SMX Convention Center, Manila


Imagine, innovate and be inspired by this year's lineup of masters from the IT industry


...and many more coming up!
SMX Convention Center

Event Details

Sep 27
Day 1, Tuesday

AM Session

  1. Welcome Address

    Mr. Jonathan Defensor De Luzuriaga
  2. Keynote Speech

  3. Tech Talk

    Mr. Philip Gioca
  4. Human-Centered Design

    Mr. Phil Smithson
  5. Think Big, Start Small, Grow Fast - Working with Industry for ‘Work Ready’ Students

    Mr. Damian Haas
  6. PH Broadband: Current State and The Way Forward

    Ms. Mary Grace Mirandilla-Santos

PM Session

  1. 14 Million Infographics Later, Here Are 24 Ideas For Your Inspiration

    Ms. Jacqueline Jensen
  2. Tech Talk

    Ms. Sheryl Hermoso
  3. Tech Talk

    Ms. Joyce Chen

Sep 28
Day 2, Wednesday

AM Session

  1. Welcome Address

    Comm. Monchito Ibrahim
  2. Keynote Speech

  3. Next Generation User Interface: Virtual and Augmented Reality

    Prof. Henry Duh
  4. Captains of Spaceship Earth - An Exploration of Technology, Philippines, and… YOU(th)!

    Mr. Johan Janssens
  5. Tech Talk

  6. Tech Talk

PM Session

  1. Tech Talk

  2. Tech Talk

  3. How to Prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution

    Mr. Keith Jones

Sep 29
Day 3, Thursday

AM Session

  1. Welcome Address

  2. Keynote Speech

  3. Tech Talk

    Mr. Miguel Warren
  4. Tech Talk

  5. Tech Talk

  6. Tech Talk

PM Session

  1. Tech Talk

  2. Tech Talk

  3. Tech Talk

SMX Convention Center
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Badge claiming starts at 7am
Gates open at 7am
Event proper: 9am - 4pm || Break: 12nn - 1pm
Get badges Register

About the Event

Established in 2003, the Youth Congress on Information Technology — commonly known as Y4iT — is an annual information technology event in the Philippines.

Aimed primarily at college students, professionals, educators, IT experts and enthusiasts, Y4iT is an enabling event for today’s youth and aspires to recognize young Filipinos as key drivers in the dynamic IT industry. Since its launching, Y4iT has gone on to be at the forefront of information technology gathering events in the Philippines.

Gear Up for Y4iT 2016!

We are officially inviting everyone to be part of the biggest IT event in the Philippines! Join Y4iT on September 27 to 29 at the SMX Convention Center!

Posted by Youth Congress on Information Technology - y4it on Sunday, March 20, 2016
Y4iT 2015 Video Montage

Congress Badges Per Day

Early Bird Rate until August 15, 2016


Regular Rate August 16 to September 26, 2016



Small Group
50-99 people


Big Group
100 people or more


Walk-In Rate September 27 to 29, 2016


Badge Inclusions


Entrance to the Y4iT Plenary and Exhibit Halls. You will be granted access to talks of IT experts and booths and activities of Y4iT partners.

Congress Kit

The official Y4iT Congress Kit. This includes AM and PM snacks, souvenir program, and many more freebies from us and from our sponsors!


Certificate of Participation for each congress day. This shall serve as proof of your attendance and participation in this year’s Y4iT.


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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the event?
Y4iT is mostly attended by IT students, professionals, and enthusiasts, but of course, everyone is invited to join.

How do I register for the event?
To register online, go to and follow the steps provided. To register on-site, just go to the registration booth, provide the Secretariat with necessary information, and pay for the total registration fee.

Can I register online and pay on-site (during event day)?
Yes, you may accomplish the registration form online and pay during event day. However, badge rates depend on the date of purchase and not of registration. Payments made during the event day will follow the walk-in rate.

Can I register online and pay offsite (direct payment at UPSITF office or bank deposit) but claim my badge/s on-site?
Yes, you may claim your badge/s on-site or during the event when you register online and pay before the event. Just present the Registration Summary and proof of payment.

Why should we register online?
Those who register online will be prioritized during the event. On-site registrants (walk-in participants) will only be accommodated at 9am.

I failed to bring or print out my Registration Summary. Would I still be able to claim my badges?
Yes. Just bring proof of payment to claim your badges.

I lost my badge, would the management still be able to replace it?
Unfortunately, Y4iT will not replace lost badge/s.

How long will the program be?
Gates open at 7am. The program starts at 9am and ends at 4pm.

Will there be different programs per day?
Yes, there will be a different program for each day. Expect to learn and be inspired by different speakers and topics each day.



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Terms & Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable but transferrable.

Y4iT reserves the right to cancel or replace speakers.

The Organizer

The UP System Information Technology Foundation (UPSITF) Inc. is a non-government organization focused on the application of Information and Communication Technology for development. It partners with UP Information Technology Development Center in providing various services such as, but not limited to, Education Development, IT Human Capital Development, Research & Development, Software Engineering, ICT Policy Development and Planning, and IT Project Management.