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National Youth Futures Summit

Location: Melbourne (Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002) Event Dates:   20 April 2020 - 21 April 2020

Event Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Organisation: National Youth Commission Contact Name: Marissa Garner Contact Phone: 03 99654911 Contact Email: info@nycinquiry.org.au Cost: AU $285-$870 Posted: 23 January 2020

National Youth Futures Summit


Event description

The National Youth Commission (NYC) into Youth Employment and Transitions is proud to be hosting the first National Youth Futures Summit. For further information please visit our website at www.youthfuturessummit.org.au

What Is The Youth Futures Summit?

The Youth Futures Summit is a 2-day event at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) that will bring together hundreds of people nationally from diverse sectors and communities. 

This Summit seeks to understand the problems and challenges young people face today in education, employment, and transitions from education to employment.

The Summit will:

  • Draw together people from multiple sectors and communities that are reflective of the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs that make up all of Australia
  • Be co-presented, co-attended and shaped by young people
  • Deep-dive into the challenges and identify what the solutions should be
  • Explore a number of different areas from education, training, job services, young workers’ rights, and what the future of work will look like


  • Day One – Monday 20 April 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Day Two – Tuesday 21 April 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


There are several different ticket options for the Youth Futures Summit:

  • Full Summit Pass
  • Day 1 Pass
  • Day 2 Pass

To make the Youth Futures Summit as accessible and inclusive as possible, tickets are priced according to different groups. If you’re not sure which ticket is right for you see below: 

  • General Admission – This includes government employees, teachers, academics, businesses, employers, and corporate organisations
  • Large Not-For-Profit – This is for NFPs that have over 50 employees
  • Small Not-For-Profit – This is for NFPs with less than 50 employees
  • Concession – This ticket is for students and concession and health care cardholders

Ticket prices cover the costs of the Youth Summit which includes (but is not limited to) venue hire, food, speakers fees, and entertainment. Any profit made in ticket sales from the Youth Futures Summit goes directly towards funding the work of the National Youth Commission Inquiry into youth employment and transitions, and creating a future in which all young people can access the opportunities they deserve.

All tickets include tea and coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea for each of the days you have purchased for. 

Ticket Scholarships:

The NYC will be granting a number of scholarships to ensure the Youth Futures Summit is inclusive and the price of tickets is minimised as a barrier for people attending. We will be offering scholarships in a series of rounds leading up to the Youth Futures Summit. 

Young people, First Nations peoples, people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQIA+ people, people from rural or regional areas, and unwaged activists are all strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, fill out this short application form.

For any questions or queries, please email us at info@nycinquiry.org.au. For more information about the Youth Futures Summit go to: www.youthfuturessummit.org.au


For terms and conditions, please go to www.youthfuturessummit.org.au


This event is taking place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and wish to pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.

Diversity and Accessibility

The NYC values diversity and is committed to ensuring that the Youth Futures Summit is an inclusive event. We want to develop solutions for everyone, therefore need a community of people at the summit that is representative of the people we want to empower. 

For more information go to www.youthfuturessummit.org.au/inclusive, which will include the full list of ways we are making this event accessible and inclusive and for questions please email info@nycinquiry.org.au.

This event is wheelchair accessible. 

Event Category: Careers / HR / Employment | Communities | CSR / Shared Value | Education | General | Innovation | Leadership | Other | Policy / Government | Research | Social Enterprise | STEM | Technology

Event Type: Conference

Enquiries: Contact Phone 03 99654911


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