2 days / 30+ speakers

Youth Engagement, Education, Employment & Entrepreneurship
5th & 6th December 2017.
‘Collaborating for Impact & Innovation ‘

About the conference

The inaugural FUTUREgen Conference was held in Melbourne on the 2nd and 3rd August.

Hosted by youth employment and career education consultancy, THINQ GROUP, the event welcomed 240 delegates from across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia to network and share best practices in supporting young people in the areas of engagement, education, employment and entrepreneurship.










2017 Conference Theme

Collaborating for Impact & Innovation

2017 Conference Topics

  • Recruiting & Supporting Young People in the Workplace.
  • Indigenous Education & Employment.
  • Using Technology to Engage Young People.
  • Supporting Multicultural Youth.
  • Involving Young People in Social Enterprise.
  • Employer Expectations and Best Practice to Recruiting Young People.
  • Engaging at-risk youth in employment and education.
  • Embedding Career Development in the School Curriculum.
  • The VET System and Young People.
  • Reengaging Young People into Education.
  • Best Practice for Engaging Parents & Families in a Young Persons Transition.
  • Engaging Young People through Distance Education.
  • Innovative Practices to Supporting Young People in Rural/Regional Areas.
  • Mentoring Youth for Entrepreneurship.
  • Volunteering & Work Experience for Youth.
  • Entrepreneurship in the classroom.
  • Innovative approaches to addressing barriers to employment.
  • Personal Branding for Young People.
  • Preparing Young People in Youth Justice for Change.
  • Preparing young people with disability for employment.
  • Working with/employing young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  • Youth Transitions.
  • International Practices & Solutions to Tackling Youth Unemployment

Confirmed Keynotes 2017

  • Bernard Salt
    Social Demographer, Partner – KPMG Australia, Columnist for The Australian
  • Taj Pabari
    Teenage Entrepreneur & Educational Pioneer, Founder and Chief Enthusiasm Officer – Fiftysix Creations

Program Highlights

The 2017 program will include

  • 7 Keynote presentations and panel session by renowned speakers
  • 24 Interactive concurrent workshop sessions
  • FUTUREgen Innovation & Excellence Awards Ceremony
  • Trade exhibition
  • Round-Table Discussions

Why You Should Attend

FUTUREgen Conferences are designed to allow for maximum participation with a focus on outcomes, professional development,   application of theory and celebrating best practice.

Who should attend

Anyone engaging with, delivering and developing programs/services to and for young people such as:

  • Academics
  • Apprenticeship Network Providers
  • Australian Disability Enterprises
  • Businesses: SMEs & Major Corporates
  • Career Counsellors/Guidance Officers
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Managers
  • Course Coordinators/Student Recruitment
  • Disability Employment Service Providers
  • Employment Specialists, Career Coaches, Case Managers, Mentors and Consultants
  • Empowering YOUth Providers
  • Entrepreneurship Program Providers
  • Federal and State/Territory Government Representatives
  • Group Training Providers
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Indigenous Employment Program Providers
  • Peak Industry Bodies
  • Jobactive Providers
  • Local Government Economic Development Coordinators & Youth Services
  • Migrants and Refugees Programs
  • Flexible Learning Option (FLO) Providers
  • Policy and Research Managers
  • Psychologists working with job seekers and Organisational Psychologists
  • Regional Employment representatives
  • Researchers
  • Return/Back to Work and Rehabilitation Counsellors
  • Secondary School Principals/Assistant Principals
  • Service Delivery and Program Managers
  • Social Enterprises
  • TAFE Representatives
  • Training/Professional Development
  • Transition to Work Providers
  • University Representatives
  • Youth Advocacy Groups
  • Youth Justice Workers
  • Youth Workers

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