National Youth Futures Summit

Young people are being left behind by our current education, training, and employment systems. The Youth Futures Summit is a 2-day event in Melbourne that will bring together hundreds of people from diverse sectors and communities to change this. The Summit will be co-presented, co-attended and shaped by young people, deep-dive into key challenges and identify solutions, and explore a number of topics including education, training, job services, young workers’ rights, and the future of work.

Date April 20, 2020 - April 21, 2020
Time 9:00am - 4:00pm

Event description

The National Youth Commission (NYC) into Youth Employment and Transitions is proud to be hosting the first National Youth Futures Summit. For further information please visit our website at www.youthfuturessummit.org.au

What Is The Youth Futures Summit?

The Youth Futures Summit is a 2-day event at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) that will bring together hundreds of people nationally from diverse sectors and communities. 

This Summit seeks to understand the problems and challenges young people face today in education, employment, and transitions from education to employment.

The Summit will:

  • Draw together 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, training, job services, young workers' rights, and what the future of work will look like

When:

  • Day One - Monday 20 April 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day Two - Tuesday 21 April 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tickets:

There are several different ticket options for the Youth Futures Summit:

  • Full Summit Pass
  • Day 1 Pass
  • Day 2 Pass

To make the Youth Futures Summit as accessible and inclusive as possible, tickets are priced according to different groups. If you're not sure which ticket is right for you see below: 

  • General Admission – This includes government employees, teachers, academics, businesses, employers, and corporate organisations
  • Large Not-For-Profit – This is for NFPs that have over 50 employees
  • Small Not-For-Profit – This is for NFPs with less than 50 employees
  • Concession – This ticket is for students and concession and health care cardholders

Ticket prices cover the costs of the Youth Summit which includes (but is not limited to) venue hire, food, speakers fees, and entertainment. Any profit made in ticket sales from the Youth Futures Summit goes directly towards funding the work of the National Youth Commission Inquiry into youth employment and transitions, and creating a future in which all young people can access the opportunities they deserve.

All tickets include tea and coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea for each of the days you have purchased for. 

Ticket Scholarships:

The NYC will be granting a number of scholarships to ensure the Youth Futures Summit is inclusive and the price of tickets is minimised as a barrier for people attending. We will be offering scholarships in a series of rounds leading up to the Youth Futures Summit. 

Young people, First Nations peoples, people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQIA+ people, people from rural or regional areas, and unwaged activists are all strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, fill out this short application form.

For any questions or queries, please email us at info@nycinquiry.org.au. For more information about the Youth Futures Summit go to: www.youthfuturessummit.org.au

Legal:

For terms and conditions, please go to www.youthfuturessummit.org.au

Acknowledgment:

This event is taking place 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.

Diversity and Accessibility:

The NYC values diversity and is committed to ensuring that the Youth Futures Summit is an inclusive event. We want to develop solutions for everyone, therefore need a community of people at the summit that is representative of the people we want to empower. 

For more information go to www.youthfuturessummit.org.au/inclusive, which will include the full list of ways we are making this event accessible and inclusive and for questions please email info@nycinquiry.org.au.

This event is wheelchair accessible. 

Marissa Garner
03 9965 4911
Marissa Garner
Events Manager, National Youth Commission
03 9965 4911
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Brunton Avenue
Melbourne VIC
Australia
20 Otter Street

Some of our highlighted speakers include Peter Kenyon of Bank of Ideas, Sally McManus Secretary of the ACTU, Emma Dawson Executive Director of Per Capita and more. The Summit program will be regularly update with speakers and facilitators so keep up to date via youthfuturesummit.org.au

AU $285-$870

Our Summit program includes a stimulating mix of presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions, Q&A’s and masterclasses supported by a diverse and dynamic range of speakers. Young people will be involved in all aspects of the conference program.

There will be plenty of social highlights throughout the Summit program which will provide delegates with valuable opportunities to network and renew connections, including a Networking Dinner on the first night.

The Summit will also be the platform for the public release for the National Youth Commission’s Interim Report from its Inquiry into Youth Employment and Transitions.

A ‘Marketplace of Ideas’ will run throughout the Summit and be used during breaks for those who want to continue discussions, debate, air a view or co-design a solution. It’s a purposeful working and reflection space where the opportunity for deeper engagement can occur.

Please Note: We will be adding updates to the agenda as we confirm more speakers and facilitators. Some sessions may be subject to change.

Australian Catholic University, Youth Development Australia, Youthworx and more being announced daily.

Tickets:
There are several different ticket options for the Youth Futures Summit currently ranging between AU$285-$870:

Full Summit Pass
Day 1 Pass
Day 2 Pass

To make the Youth Futures Summit as accessible and inclusive as possible, tickets are priced according to different groups. If you're not sure which ticket is right for you see below:

General Admission – This includes government employees, teachers, academics, businesses, employers, and corporate organisations
Large Not-For-Profit – This is for NFPs that have over 50 employees
Small Not-For-Profit – This is for NFPs with less than 50 employees
Concession – This ticket is for students and concession and health care cardholders
Ticket prices cover the costs of the Youth Summit which includes (but is not limited to) venue hire, food, speakers fees, and entertainment. Any profit made in ticket sales from the Youth Futures Summit goes directly towards funding the work of the National Youth Commission Inquiry into youth employment and transitions, and creating a future in which all young people can access the opportunities they deserve.

All tickets include tea and coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea for each of the days you have purchased for.

GETTING TO THE SUMMIT
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Trains

There are two train stations close to the MCG. Jolimont (otherwise known as MCG Station) is north of the ground and offers a five-minute stroll through Yarra Park to the ground. From any railway station in the central business district, take the Hurstbridge or Epping lines.

The other station is Richmond on the south eastern side of the MCG. It’s a slightly longer walk to the ground but you can walk past the Punt Road Oval to the Great Southern Stand side.

To get to Richmond station from the city, take any train on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein, Glen Waverley, Dandenong, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston or Sandringham lines. Advice from Public Transport Victoria for MCG patrons.

Trams

Three tram routes provide access to the MCG.

No. 75 (City-Vermont South) travels along Flinders St and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade.
No. 48 (Docklands/City-North Balwyn) travels along Collins Street and connects with the eastern suburbs via Wellington Parade. Both these routes stop just outside the MCG.
No. 70 (Docklands/City-Wattle Park) travels along Flinders Street then detours via Melbourne Park and the tram stop is a short walk across the footbridge to the ground.
Buses

The Bus route 246 is run by National Bus Company, which links La Trobe University with Elsternwick Station in a useful service for patrons from the northern and southern suburbs. The 246 stops in Punt Road, just a punt kick from the ground.

Taxis

Taxis are available from the ground at the conclusion of each event. Otherwise the venue is a pleasant 15 minute walk from the city.

VEHICLE PARKING
Car

Car parking is usually available at the MCG in Yarra Park on event days. Parking currently costs $10 per vehicle.

View latest details about car park opening times.

Occasionally parts of Yarra Park are closed to save the grass after heavy rain. Street parking is very limited.

Parking in high-rise parking buildings in the CBD is another option for MCG visitors.

Disabled parking

Specific disabled parking is available in Yarra Park, subject to capacity. Vehicles must display a valid accessible parking permit.

For the Great Southern Stand, enter either via Punt Road (car park Gate 5 or 6) or Brunton Avenue (car park Gate 7) if you wish to obtain a parking spot as close to the designated entry gate as possible.

Public patrons heading to the Ponsford Stand, Members Pavilion or Olympic Stand should enter Yarra Park via Wellington Parade South (car park Gate 3, near Pullman Hotel).

Bus

Buses travelling to the MCG can utilise parking space in the Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct.

For further information and booking form, please visit the Melbourne and Olympic Parks website.

Bicycles

While bicycles are not permitted to enter the stadium, nor park on the MCG concourse, there are a number of bicycle hoops located next to the stadium in Yarra Park.

Please note: These facilities are not manned by security personnel and it is the responsibility of the cyclist to secure the bicycle before entering the stadium.

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES
The MCG is well serviced by pedestrian bridges that provide easy access to the stadium from a number of directions.

The William Barak Bridge, opened in 2006 in time for the Commonwealth Games, is a 525-metre bridge that provides walking access from Flinders Street station to the MCG. It rises from Birrarung Marr (near Federation Square) over Batman Avenue, the Jolimont Railway corridor and Brunton Avenue before descending into Yarra Park. The bridge links Melbourne’s fabulous sports and entertainment venues with the heart of the city.

The Rod Laver Arena footbridge links the MCG and Rod Laver Arena, travelling between the two stadiums from the MCG’s Gate 1 concourse over the railway corridor to the foot of Rod Laver Arena

The Melbourne Arena (formerly Hisense Arena) footbridge runs parallel to the Rod Laver Arena footbridge, extending from the MCG’s Gate 6 concourse over the railway corridor and descending into the Olympic Park precinct on Swan Street

TAXI RANKS
There are three taxi ranks located near the MCG for patrons to use as a safe and efficient way to hail a taxi:

In front of Pullman Hotel, corner of Wellington Parade and Clarendon Street in East Melbourne.
Outside Rod Laver Arena on Olympic Boulevard (previously known as Swan Street).
Jolimont Terrace.

Tickets:
There are several different ticket options for the Youth Futures Summit currently ranging between AU$285-$870:

Full Summit Pass
Day 1 Pass
Day 2 Pass

To make the Youth Futures Summit as accessible and inclusive as possible, tickets are priced according to different groups. If you're not sure which ticket is right for you see below:

General Admission – This includes government employees, teachers, academics, businesses, employers, and corporate organisations
Large Not-For-Profit – This is for NFPs that have over 50 employees
Small Not-For-Profit – This is for NFPs with less than 50 employees
Concession – This ticket is for students and concession and health care cardholders
Ticket prices cover the costs of the Youth Summit which includes (but is not limited to) venue hire, food, speakers fees, and entertainment. Any profit made in ticket sales from the Youth Futures Summit goes directly towards funding the work of the National Youth Commission Inquiry into youth employment and transitions, and creating a future in which all young people can access the opportunities they deserve.

All tickets include tea and coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea for each of the days you have purchased for.

The Youth Futures Summit will deep dive into the role of the education system in preparing young people for work and transitions to work from school. There will be speakers, workshops and masterclasses relevant to educators that will explore a number of issues including the skills gap between education and employers, standardised testing and ATAR success measuring systems, future of work skills and capabilities, job growth areas and education's role in preparing our future work force for this, careers education, plus more.