The Youth futures summit into youth employment and transitions
24 - 28 August 2020

What is on the horizon for young people? Contribute to a new vision for young people post-Covid-19 and co-design the future.


COVID-19 has completely disrupted our work and social lives. Not only has it led to the massive shift of most people working from home and remotely, but it has also led to a huge jump in youth unemployment and underemployment, increasing debt for young people, disruption to school and education, serious mental health challenges, and more. 

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has exacerbated the pre-existing issues young people faced in education, employment and transitions.  

It is critical that we prepare for the post-COVID-19 world in order to support young people into secure and sustainable futures. 

About the Summit


YFS2020 will adapt to the challenges of our time and be a completely virtual event. And no, this won’t be anything like your typical webinar.

YSF2020 will:

  • Draw together thousands of 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, youth mental health, the Australian economy, training, job services, young workers' rights, and what the future of work will look like.


      Pitch to Present

      It is critical that we use YFS2020 to showcase and highlight important research, ideas, projects and lived experience that could help shape a brighter future for young people in Australia. 

      We’re asking for your ideas. You can shape the conversation and have your input in the YFS2020 program. 

      Help change the game, change the system, and increase the opportunities for young people to secure meaningful employment, a future-proof education and the tools necessary to support collaboration between young people, employers, educators and industry. 

      Session pitches are open until 5pm Friday June 19, 2020. 

      Speakers | Program|  Tickets

      The full YFS2020 program will be available soon, plus we’ll be updating you on ticket prices and how the virtual summit will work. To ensure you’re kept in the loop, pre-register your details with us and you’ll be emailed as soon as the YFS2020 program and ticket sales are announced.

      Why attend the youth future summit?

      The Summit provides an opportunity for you to be part of forming a new ecosystem now and for the future of work, which is co-designed with young people for young people. 

      To do this, the Summit will ask what we need to:



      What already works? Let’s identify the best of what we do now to bring into the future.


      What do we need to change so that young people are able to learn, work and earn with better prospects?


      What do we need to create to foster an ecosystem for the future of work where employment is sustainable?

      Tickets on Sale Soon

       We need you to join hundreds of community members, to build on the findings of the National Youth Commission Australia Inquiry into Youth Employment and Transitions and address poor transitions from education to work and youth unemployment and underemployment.

      Ticket options

      Single Session Pass

      $20 per person

      $10 young person*

      *50% for young people 30 years old and under.

      Half week ticket

      $170 per person

      $85 young person*

      *50% for young people 30 years old and under.

      Full week ticket

      $300 Per Person

      $85 young person*

      *50% for young people 30 years old and under.

      the youth futures summit is presented by

      The Youth Futures Summit acknowledges that the work undertaken to organise this event is 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.