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Secondary Youth Leadership Conference 2023

Tuesday, 7th March 2023

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The Event.

Run by youth, for youth, our Youth Leadership Conference is designed to inspire, strengthen and empower our future leaders.

This action-packed one-day event will consist of internationally-recognised speakers and team activities which focus on four key areas of immense importance for today’s young people.

These include an empowered, positive approach to leadership, creative ways to undertake teamwork, communication and coaching skills, and an opportunity to hear from successful entrepreneurs on how the pathway to creating a successful business can be achieved.

The Details.


Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000


Tuesday, 7th March 2023
9:15am - 2:30pm
(doors open 8:45am)


Perfect for all high school students (Year 7 - 12)
Many schools bring their student leaders.
Update on Wednesday, 26th July
Due to venue miscommunication this date has changed New Date: Monday, 27th February 2022 Previous Date: Friday 10th March 2023

The Program.

Doors open
9:15 am
Opening of event
10:00 am
Self leadership - the first step to leading your school is leading yourself
10:30 am
Speaker 1 -
11:00 am
11:45 am
Speaker 2 -
12:30 pm
Leadership & Communication Styles
1:45 pm
Changemakers Panel
Event Concludes

Our program team consider several factors in the process of developing such events as our Secondary Youth Leadership Conference. We have summarised how we do this in the document below.

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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.

"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

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 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

What to expect?


Youth Empowerment

Empower students to become engaged with their school and community as leaders.

Leadership Development

Prepare participants with leadership skills for the future.


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

Teamwork Potential

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

Safe Space

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


Help students become more aware of the opportunities that entrepreneurship brings.

Results & Success Stories

Jodi, Willunga High School in Adelaide

Jodi’s passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to personal development through fostering a growth mindset and service to others, has made her a powerhouse of student voice at Willunga High School in Adelaide. Since attending the year 11 student has created a project which ‘aims to bring Growth Mindset workshops into schools and create more awareness on the importance of a Growth Mindset in teaching and learning styles’.

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Results & Success Stories

Jamie, Glenmore Park High School in Penrith, NSW

Jamie is a year 11 student at Glenmore Park High School in Penrith, NSW, who is deeply committed to his goal of making ‘a positive difference in other people's lives’. Since attending Jamie created a project to target the issues of ‘poor attendance and poor overall well-being of students’ by putting in place a program that ‘rewards students for attending above the required 85% of the time’

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Success Stories

Isabella, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic College Burraneer

As a year 10 student at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic College Burraneer, Sydney, Bella observed the division between students and teachers in classes, which inhibited her educational experience and that of her peers. Since attending Isabella developed the idea for Bond Day - a program run amongst year groups to enhance connections between students and staff at the start of the academic year.

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Register your school.

Large school group packages avaliable, 50 student & 5 teachers for just $2200. Contact our team at to book.


per person
General Admission on the day
All Course Material
3 Month Post-event Program, LeaderUp [learn more]
Invitation to online student community


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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Due to current restrictions the capacity of our events are currently reduced and this event is now at capacity. More tickets may become available when these ease which is why we have created a waitlist so you do not miss out.

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Final Tickets!

In light of more tickets becoming available, we would like to welcome you and your students to join us at the upcoming Melbourne Youth Leadership Conference on the 27th or 28th of April.

Please fill out this form to submit an order, and we will send an invoice to you directly. This invoice must be paid prior to attending the event. If you would like to pay via card please call Laura on 0477 327 996.

Please note: These tickets are non-refundable.

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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.