Dream and Lead Conference

Monday, 20th March 2023

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The Event.

Dream and Lead is a one-day, highly engaging event designed to support primary school students in discovering their leadership potential, whilst providing them with strong foundations to succeed.

Throughout the day, students will participate in purposeful activities developing their problem-solving skills, and increasing confidence and independence. Facilitated by internationally-trained young leaders, students will recognise the impact they can create as a young person.

The Details.


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101


Monday, 20th March 2023
9:15am - 2:15pm
(doors open 8:45am)


Perfect for students in years 5 & 6 to encourage and empower them to lead.

Update on Wednesday, 26th July
Due to venue miscommunication this date has changed New Date: Tuesday, 28th February 2022 Previous Date: Friday 10th March 2023

The Program.

Doors Open
Opening of Event
Session 1 - 
Cultivating Self Confidence as a Young Leader
Session 2 - 

Speaker 1 - TBA October
Session 3 - 
Speaker 2 - Wil Massara
Session 4 - 
Communication Fundamentals and Leadership
Session 5 - 
Tap into your Creativity
Event Concludes

Our program team consider several factors in the process of developing such events as our Primary Dream and Lead Conference. We have summarised how we do this in the document below.

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Ensure students understand the importance of leadership.

Goal Setting

Equip students with the skills to set and achieve their goals.

Teamwork Potential

Encourage youth to understand the power of collaborating instead of competing.


Equip students with the skills to adapt to change.


Assist students in becoming more aware of their ability to make an impact.

Problem Solving

Students to become more confident and independent through the development of their ability to solve problems.


Help students build stronger relationships with setbacks, allowing them to bounce back stronger

Safe Space

Create a safe space where students can be ambitious with no limitations.

Our Results


of students felt more confident in their ability to be a leader within their communities.


of students felt more comfortable to share their ideas with others and take positive action.


of teachers felt more confident in their student’s ability to lead their school after attending.


of students and teachers would recommend this event to other schools and organisations.

"Creating meaningful change” was one of many inspiring messages embraced by our Student Leaders at the YLAA Conference in 2022. Dynamic yet humble, the speakers this year demonstrated that one person really can make a difference in this world, and that age is no barrier to achieving the extraordinary. This conference enabled our students to ignite their passion for leadership and was an outstanding reminder that opportunities abound, and it is up to them to make the most of what is in front of them. We cannot wait to include our Student Leaders in future conferences and encourage all schools to invest in their leaders by providing them with the opportunity to attend.

Student Leadership Coordinator

YLAA's Conference was so well planned and delivered, challenging students to reflect on their own style of leadership and skills along the way such as public speaking and the importance of mindset in setting achievable goals. The Changemaker Panel was incredible - inspiring students through such exceptional examples of achieving and having that chance for students to ask questions to other youth on their leadership journeys was incredibly beneficial. Our students come back to school with not only motivation but the tools to turn a thought into a program benefiting our community.

Head of Student Leadership

That conference was fantastic. The students loved it and grew from the experience. Due to COVID-19 I attended the hybrid session on a big screen in our Conference Room with our Head Girl and Boy. They were completely immersed as if they were there. They both commented at the end that they had learned a lot and felt confident about what they had learned.

Deputy Principal

You guys are only a few years older than our students. I felt like this event gave them hope that they, too can change lives - just like you!! The young ages and stories of your presenters were inspiring. I feel they relate well to the students.

Year 12 Student Support Officer

After attending the event, I feel that my student team will thrive this year. The event was very well managed and very organised. The students found the event very inspirational and now have set many future goals for themselves. The guest speakers were inspirational and have achieved so much in such young years.

Senior Leader: Wellbeing and Inclusion

The conference was an excellent experience and YLAA shared some excellent examples, tips and leadership skills. The conference was over the top professional which helped the children feel comfortable. It was overall a really fun day for both students and staff. Thank you!

Senior Leader

The conference was very practical and provided many simple skills that our students will be able to implement in the future. The vibes were great and I liked how the presenters made students feel comfortable to speak with them and sought students out during breaks. The day was aimed at the age group very well and the speakers were engaging and inspiring.

Senior Deputy Principal

This was one of the best leadership days I have ever been to with our students. We all learned different things and all can bring them to the table when making our school a better place. It inspired us in different and similar ways that all enjoyed, students loved it and were excited to go to school to see what we can implement.

Student Leadership and SRC Coordinator

I loved seeing how enthusiastic my students were after the conference. They spoke all about their ideas on the train back home. They invited one of the guest speakers from the conference to our school and continued to make the reference of the conference throughout the year. It is most definitely a conference that will ignite a fire in your student leadership team

Nina Rihani
Secondary Coordinator

Greenacre Baptist Christian Community School

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Large school group packages avaliable, 50 student & 5 teachers for just $1900. Contact our team at to book.


per person
General Admission on the day
All Course Material
3 Month Post-event Program, LeaderUp™
Invitation to online student community, LeadStrong™


per person
General Admission on the day
Post-event Lesson Plan
Post-event Report

School Group (Buy 11, Get 1 Free)

11 Student Tickets
1 Adult/Teacher Ticket

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many other students will attend?

In previous years, we have had to enforce capacity limits due to health restrictions, but we are expecting more students and teachers to attend this year. Last year we had 10,000 students attend Australia-wide.

How many other schools attend?

In previous years, we have had to enforce capacity limits due to health restrictions, but we are expecting more schools to attend this year. Last year we had 300 schools attend Australia-wide.

What age are the students who tend to attend the event?

Our primary conference has been designed for year 5's and 6s whilst our secondary conference is age appropriate for all years from 7 to 12.