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 levels of 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 shift 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.

This Summit has been designed by young people but it is for a wide audience. The event will create an intergenerational dialogue between decision-makers, influencers and young people and produce a Youth Declaration which outlines to the Australian community their needs and hopes.



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

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.

Meet the YFS Team

Adongwot Manyoul

Summit MC

Sophie Johnston

National Youth Comission 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

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.