Brisbane

Secondary Youth Leadership Conference 2024

Wednesday, 19th March 2025

REGISTER NOWRegister interestSOLD OUT - Join waitlist

Venue Change - Winx Stand Royal Randwick

Click here to read venue information

The Event.

Immerse your secondary school students in a truly transformative experience at our prestigious Secondary Youth Leadership Conference. Prepare to be amazed as your students embark on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and leadership development. Engaging keynotes, interactive activities, and reflective sessions will cultivate their sense of personal agency and self-leadership, equipping them with indispensable skills for success.

Our inclusive community fosters meaningful peer interactions and networking, fostering a sense of belonging and inspiration. Witness your students be truly inspired as they glean wisdom from accomplished local speakers who have triumphed over adversity. 

This is an unmissable opportunity for growth and transformation, showcasing Australia's largest youth leadership conference exclusively for secondary students. Secure your students' places now.

The Details.

Where.

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

When.

Wednesday, 19th March 2025
9:15am - 2:30pm
(doors open 8:45am)

Who.

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 Speakers.

Profile Picture
Profile Picture
Profile Picture
Profile Picture

Speakers to be announced soon!

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.

Download YLAA's program framework

The Agenda.

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
1:40am
Speaker 4 -
TBA


Moving Forward and Taking Action
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.

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.

Annie
,
Student Leadership and SRC Coordinator

No items found.

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

What to expect?

Objectives.

Youth Empowerment

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

Leadership Development

Prepare participants with leadership skills for the future.

Awareness

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.

Entrepreneurship

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’.

Read More

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’

Read More

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.

Read More

Register your school.

Student

No tickets available yet.
General Admission on the day
All Course Material
3 Month Post-event Program, LeaderUp [learn more]
Invitation to online student community

Adult/Teacher

No tickets available yet.
General Admission on the day
Barista Coffee Voucher
Post-event Lesson Plan
Post-event Report

School Group

No tickets available yet.
11 Student Tickets
1 Adult/Teacher Ticket

Large School Group

No tickets available yet.
55 Student Tickets
5 Adult/Teacher Ticket

1. First, how will you be paying?

This helps direct you to the right checkout - then you can choose quantities etc.

We're all sold out!

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.

Take a moment to join the waitlist below to be notified if more tickets become available.

Join Waitlist

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.

Request Invoice

Register Interest!

We're excited to be bringing this event to your region soon. In the meantime, take a moment to join the waitlist below to be notified if more tickets become available.

Pre Register Now

Join the waitlist.

Close X
Please fill out this form below and we will notify you as soon as tickets are available. We ask that you input an accurate number of the tickets you would like, this will help us select an appropriate venue.

Having issues? Email us.

Waitlist Details

Customer Details

Woohoo! You're on the list.
Close X
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Fancy something more personal? Tailor made school programs starting from just $2,500 a day.

YLAA is proud to offer the design, development, and delivery of in school programs for those schools looking to achieve specific outcomes for their students. Please check our program library here and book a call in here with one of our team to learn more.

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.

GO TO FAQ PAGE TO READ MORE