Melbourne

Dream and Lead Conference

Wednesday, 26th March 2025

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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.

Where.

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006

When.

Wednesday, 26th March 2025
9:15am - 2:30pm
(doors open 8:45am)

Who.

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

The Speakers.

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.

Download YLAA's program framework

The Program.

8:45am
Doors Open
9:15am
Event Begins - Redefining Leadership

Self Leadership and Awareness

Speaker 1 -

TBA
11:00am
Break 1
11:40am
Leadership Styles & Communication

Speaker 2 -

TBA


Service Leadership & Creating Change

Speaker 3 -

TBA
1:00pm
Break 2
1:40pm
Speaker 4 -

TBA


Moving forward and Creating Change
TBA
2:30pm
Event Concludes

Please note: this agenda is subject to change without prior notice. YLAA event team will try their best to notify you of any changes throughout the event.

What to expect?

Objectives.

Leadership

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.

Flexibility

Equip students with the skills to adapt to change.

Awareness

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.

Resiliance

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

99%

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

98%

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

91%

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

96%

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

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

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.

Tiffany
,
Senior Deputy Principal

"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.

Amy
,
Student Leadership Coordinator

Having the event run by youth for youth, and also having a speaker with an abundance of life experience who show that age is no barrier was excellent. There were many powerful and engaging speakers, and the activities that get students moving around & meeting each other were great.

Alexandra
,
Year 11 Advisor

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.

Susan
,
Deputy Principal

The SEDA College student leaders left the conference feeling motivated and inspired. Dynamic, diverse and entertaining presenters, coupled with the high energy levels in the room, ensured that our young people were engaged and enthusiastic throughout the day.

Dana
,
Director of Student Experience

Seda College SA

Register your school.

Student

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General Admission on the day
All Course Material
3 Month Post-event Program, LeaderUp™
Invitation to Online Student Community

Adult/Teacher

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General Admission on the day
Barista Coffee Voucher
Post-event Lesson Plan
Post-event Report
Invitation to Online Educator Community

School Group

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11 Student Tickets
1 Adult/Teacher Ticket

Large School Group

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55 Student Tickets
5 Adult/Teacher Ticket

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We are so sorry, for another year we have sold out!

We try every year to NOT sell out, we increased our capacity by 35% this year but were yet again overwhelmed by the response and are devastated we cannot welcome any more schools in 2023. However please take a moment to consider our tailor made in-school programs available.

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We are excited to announce that pre-registration for our 2025 event is now open!

While we are thrilled by the overwhelming response this year, which saw us increase our capacity by 35%, we regret that we could not accommodate more schools in 2024 and many missed out. However, we invite you to join our waitlist to be notified if more tickets become available.

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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?

Last year we had 700 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.

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