About the Summit


What Is The Youth Futures Summit?

The Youth Futures Summit is a virtual event that brings together thousands of diverse people across multiple sectors and communities to re-imagine the biggest challenges and systems impacting young people, and the rest of Australia.

YFS2022 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 climate change, youth mental health, jobs for the future, diversity in Australia and more.


Where is the Summit?

YFS2022 is 100% virtual and will be held online. You can join in from any location. Ticket holders will be sent email instructions on how to access the virtual conferencing software closer to the event date. 

Is the program available?

The YFS2022 planning group is busy putting together an incredible line up of speakers and activities for next year’s Summit.

Our program is built around four blocks of content:


Engage → Multiple parallel interactive sessions such as workshops and Q&A panels that give you opportunities to meaningfully engage and contribute, while gaining skills and knowledge.


Inspire → A number of keynote speeches and performances on the main stage of the event.


Enable → Multiple opportunities and possibilities for fostering new connections throughout the event with networking sessions and delegate-led spaces.


Influence → Going beyond talk, these sessions will allow direct participation in the formation of policy ideas and resources, including the development of a Youth Charter.

Will there be AUSLAN interpreters and closed captions?

Yes, wherever possible we will provide AUSLAN interpreters and closed captions to make this event accessible. If you have any other specific accessibility requirements please let us know via yfshelp@yda.org.au

I have a ticket, how to I get to the event?

All ticket holders will be emailed with instructions for how to access their event ticket before the event starts. Please make sure you register the email address that belongs to the ticket holder.

Can I tranfer my ticket to someone else if I can no longer attend the event?

You can change the name on your ticket, but all ticket details must be finalised 2 weeks before the event. After this, you will not be able to change the name of the ticket holder or associated email address. Contact us if you need help with this.

Can I share my ticket with someone else during the event?

No, each ticket is valid to be used by one person at the Summit.

I can’t attend the Summit anymore, can I get a refund?

You are able to access a refund or reassign your ticket to someone else up to 2 weeks prior to the event. After this time, no refunds or ticket changes will be available. Contact us if you have any problems.

Will recordings of the Summit be available On Demand?

We are working to develop an event that can offer On Demand, but at this stage we cannot guarantee this as part of your ticket. 

I can’t afford a ticket but I really want to attend. Is there anything I can do?

We understand that right now is a very difficult time for many people. COVID-19 has caused widespread financial insecurity throughout our communities. In addition, many people faced financial pressure even before COVID-19 hit. If you would like to attend YFS2022 and for any reason cannot get a ticket, please apply for a scholarship here.

This is an online event, shouldn’t it be free?  

Unfortunately, even running an event online costs money. The reason we have to charge for this event is to cover the costs of organising and producing the Summit, the virtual event software, and to pay performers and speakers for their time. Any profits made after covering the event costs will be reinvested into grass-roots organisations and projects including the National Youth Commission Australia.

I have another question

If you have a different question that has not been answered here please email us at yfshelp@yda.org.au and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


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. 

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.