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[Keynote Speaker Announcement] Yugto 2024: Learn from an Expert Guide to Explore Schools and Careers

[Keynote Speaker Announcement] Yugto 2024: Learn from an Expert Guide to Explore Schools and Careers

We are proud to announce the Keynote Speaker for Yugto 2024: Ms. Deirdre Conde, the co-CEO at Edukasyon.ph, the Philippines’ leading EdTech platform that allows Filipino youth to explore schools, courses, and scholarships while giving them opportunities to empower themselves through holistic learning programs. In 2022, Deirdre was recognized by WISE Qatar as one of 14 emerging leaders in education worldwide. To know more about her, you can read through her profile below:

  • Ms. Deirdre Conde
  • Co-CEO, Edukasyon.ph


  • Educational Background
  • BA Psychology, cum laude, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2014)
  • Special Science Program, Baguio City National High School (2010)


Deirdre has been helping locally founded startups grow for the past 9 years. She left her corporate human resources job to start the healthtech company MedGrocer, then joined HR technology firm, STORM. She was a product head at STORM Technologies and was the youngest to join its executive committee. Deirdre then served as head of strategy at Entrego, a logistics technology startup, before she left to start her own company, Liyab — a career development and education startup focused on helping Gen Z Filipinos transition to working life. Since then, she’s been a consultant to education financing startup InvestEd, and to makesense Asia’s project for Reducing Inequalities in Skills and Employment (also called RISE for Youth).

Deirdre continues to be involved in shaping the next generation of Filipinos through her work with Edukasyon.ph, the Philippines’ leading EdTech platform.


In Yugto 2024, Deirdre will be sharing some advice on how high school students can explore on their path choices for their transition, and help them decide on which path to take. Attendees can look forward to getting inspired with her passion and valuable insights from her experiences in guiding students through Edukasyon.ph.



Yugto is an initiative by Leave a Nest in the Philippines, designed to assist high school students in making informed decisions about their university degree choices. It aims to provide comprehensive insights into various degree options, especially those less known or popular, to ensure a more informed decision-making for the students and to support degree programs in their sustainability. By enlightening students about the diverse career paths and educational opportunities, Yugto seeks to align students' interests and abilities with their future academic and professional pursuits, thereby enhancing the overall educational and societal landscape.

Yugto 2024 is powered by Focus Systems Corporation and Wela Online Corporation (see partner release)

Date and Time: April 13, 2024 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue: YMCA of Manila, Inc. – 350 Antonio Villegas St, Ermita, 1000 Metro Manila
Target Participants: Grades 10 – 12
Deadline of Registration: April 12, 2024

Time Activity
12:00 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 – 13:10 Opening Remarks
13:10 – 13:15 Partner speech
13:15 – 13:30 Keynote Speech
13:30 – 13:50 University Pitch
13:50 – 14:10 Mini-workshop / Seminar Instructions
14:10 – 14:40 Mini-workshop / Seminar Round 1
14:40 – 14:50 Break
14:50 – 15:20 Mini-workshop / Seminar Round 2
15:20 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:00 Mini-workshop / Seminar Round 3
16:00 – 16:05 Break
16:05 – 16:35 Booth Core Time
16:35 – 17:00 Closing Remarks


REGISTRATION IS OPEN for students from Grade 10 – 12. Please note that the number of students that can be accommodated in the venue can be quite limited, so make sure to register early!

You can register using the following link or QR code:


For inquiries and concerns, you can also contact: Engr. Ronezza Delos Santos ([email protected]) or Mr. Alexander Gali ([email protected])