The Youth Futures Summit is Back!
7-9th June, 2022

Tackle the biggest challenges facing young people today and co-design the future of tomorrow.


Last year, the world was devastated by COVID-19, and young people were some of the most impacted. We saw the highest levels of youth unemployment and underemployment, increasing debt for young people, disruption to school and education, serious mental health challenges, and more. 

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 this year to shift our focus from the immediate consequences of the public health and economic crises of the year gone, to creating long-lasting changes that will empower and embolden young people for generations to come.

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 YFS2022 is about people coming together to shape the future. Will you join in?

YFS2020 Previous Speakers

Mary Mesalina Harm

Pacific Climate Warriors

Image of Tim Lo Surdo smiling at the camera in a black suit jacket with his hands in his pocket, with a grey background
Tim Lo Surdo

Democracy In Colour

Image of Sara El-Amine in a red top with a mural in the background
Sara El-Amine; Obama for America

Hayley McQuire

National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition

Yuma Soerianto

Made By Yuma

Michele O’Neil

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)

Yasmin Poole

Youth Advocate

Prof. Pasi Sahlberg

UNSW Gonski Institute

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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.