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What Is The Youth Futures Summit?

The Youth Futures Summit is a week-long virtual event that will bring together thousands of diverse people across multiple sectors and communities to re-imagine education, training and employment systems for young people, and the rest of Australia.

YFS2020 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.

Who Will Be There? 

Young people, teachers, educators, career advisors, economists, employers – big business and small, youth workers, social workers, job active providers, policymakers, charities and not-for-profits, unions, academics, youth-led organisations, parents, government officials and more.

How do tickets work?  

With a week-long program, we understand not everyone will have time to attend each session throughout YFS2020. That is why we have designed a range of ticket options to suit your needs. Whether you want to pop into one session, make a day of it, or attend the full YFS2020 program, there are many ways to engage in the Summit over the week.  


The Youth Futures Summit is committed to ensuring that the YFS2020 is inclusive and represents diverse communities, ideas, and perspectives. To support this, we are taking a number of actions from offering scholarships, to ensuring the event is accessible. 

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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.