Conventions and seminars are the cornerstone of BAPS youth development activities. These training sessions provide an environment for thousands of youths to gather in one location and cultivate the skills needed to succeed in their lives. Leadership seminars and educational sessions, along with cultural conventions, are just a few of the events that attract tens of thousands of youths in India, Europe, North America, Africa, and the Far East. The atmosphere is charged with an energy that bonds all those in attendance, which is ultimately carried home by the participants. After the convention, youths design and implement projects that keep them connected with their local communities and sharpen the skills they have gained. They lead other youths and children in their community in numerous humanitarian, cultural, and spiritual projects. These conventions contribute to a strong sense of community, which is then replenished at the next convention.