7 – 9 JUNE, 2022 | ONLINE

About YFS2022

Over the last two years, the world has been devastated by the impacts of COVID-19. In Australia, we saw the highest youth unemployment and underemployment, increasing debt for young people, disruption to school and education, serious mental health challenges, and much more.

But one thing is clear, none of these issues are new. We needed to come together to confront our generation-defining struggles and create a vision for life beyond the pandemic.

After the success of YFS2020, we’re back to shifting focus towards creating long-lasting changes that will empower and embolden young people for generations to come.

Are you with us?  

Now is the time to speak with young people, not over them, to invite them into the room.

Young people have designed this Summit, but it is for a wide audience. The event will create an intergenerational dialogue between decision-makers, influencers, and a diverse range of young people to produce a Youth Charter that outlines their needs and hopes to the Australian community.


YFS2022 Will:

The Youth Futures Summit is a virtual event that brings together thousands of people from across multiple and diverse sectors and communities to:

Engage in the biggest issues impacting young people,

Inspire ideas and actions for change,

Enable meaningful opportunities to learn, grow and connect with others,

Influence the systems and structures that impact us all.


 YFS2022 is about people coming together to shape the future for all young people in Australia. Will you join in? Tickets from just $60!

donations go towards enabling young people to plan and attend yfs2022:

Speakers and Presenters

YFS2022 guest speakers include young leaders, activists, decision-makers and more coming together to shape the future of Climate Change, Justice, Employment, Housing, Mental Health, Political Engagement, and so much more. 

Adongwot Manyoul

Summit MC

Yasmin Poole

Youth Advocate

Zara Seidler

The Daily Aus

Sonia Arakkal

Think Forward

Kate McBride

The Australia Institute

Sophie Johnston

National Youth Commission Australia

Mohamed Semra

Endeavour Youth Australia

Elvis Martin

Youth Development Australia

Jahin Tanvir

Youth Advocate

Varsha Yajman

Climate Advocate

Is Hay

Youth Advocate

Elizabeth Knight




the youth futures summit is presented by


Supporting Organisations

We value diversity and are 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 feedback, suggestions or questions please email yfshelp@yda.org.au 

We acknowledge that the work undertaken to organise this event is happening on the stolen lands of First Nations people. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and wish to pay our respects to Elders past and present.