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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.

FAQS

Where is the Summit?

YFS2020 is entirely virtual. You can join in from any location. Ticket holders will be sent email instructions on how to access the virtual conferencing software called Hopin. Please make sure you keep an eye on your emails in the week before the Summit begins. 

What are the ticket options?  

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. You can get individual tickets to sessions, a half week pass (which is a 10 Pack of tickets that can be used anytime during the week) or a full-week pass

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 and to pay performers and speakers. We are incredibly lucky that many of the speakers and presenters in the YFS2020 program have donated their time, and this means we have been able to offer affordable low-cost tickets. Any profits made after covering the event costs will be reinvested into grass-roots organisations including the National Youth Commission Australia, as well as Democracy In Colour and YOUNG Campagins. 

How many sessions are there and can I attend them all?  

There are over 60 unique sessions with more than 100+ speakers, presenters and performers to choose from during YFS2020. You will be able to attend 20 sessions (four per day) across the week. Wherever possible, we will record sessions and make them available on demand for full-week ticket holders. 

How do single session and half week tickets work?

If you bought a single session ticket before the YFS2020 program was available, you will be sent an email with instructions for how to select the session you want to attend. If you buy a single session ticket now the program is out, you will be asked to select the session as you purchase your ticket. If you have a half-week pass, you will be sent email instructions on how to use this. Please note: A Half Week Pass is equal to 10 sessions and can be used across the full week. 

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 accesibility requirements please let us know via info@nycinquiry.org.au

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 YFS2020 and for any reason cannot get a ticket, please apply for a full or partial scholarship here.

I have another question

If you have a different question that has not been answered here, please get in touch with us either via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at info@nycinquiry.org.au and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Inclusion

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.