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 immediate consequences of the public health and economic crises of the year gone, and focus now on creating long-lasting changes that will empower and embolden young people for generations to come.
Are you with us?
YFS2021 is about people coming together to shape the future. Will you join in?
YFS2020 Previous Speakers
Mary Mesalina Harm
Pacific Climate Warriors
Tim Lo Surdo
Democracy In Colour
Change.org; Obama for America
National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition (NIYEC)
Made By Yuma
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)
Prof. Pasi Sahlberg
UNSW Gonski Institute
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.