Un-Fairground Conference 2018

  • Event Date:

    Thursday, October 11 2018 — Friday, October 12 2018

YACWA’s Fairground conference takes place every two years as an opportunity for the youth sector to network, share ideas and common experiences whilst focusing on statewide issues of importance to young people and the sector. In 2018, YACWA will be disrupting the traditional conference structure. 

We’ll be based at the State Theatre Centre in Northbridge, but for this year – we’re doing things a bit differently, breaking out into some of the fun and funky venues of Northbridge and Perth’s CBD to have deep and meaningful conversations that spark new ideas and real ‘doable’ actions.

Not only are we disrupting the physical space of a traditional conference, but we’re also disrupting what we do at one too. We’re tired of conferences that just promote services and that talk ‘at’ rather than talk ‘with’ the audience. We want to use your time, and the time of others in the sector to create something, challenge our thinking and be courageous enough to tell the truth about the challenges young people face.

We will have some of the world’s leading thinkers flying into Perth, but importantly we’ll be bringing local and national thought-provoking ideas to the table to tackle some of our communities biggest issues impacting young people and the youth sector.

We know we have a lot of great stuff happening in WA, but we also know the reality for young people isn’t getting better, so we need you, your ideas, and your effort to make a change. We know what we have now isn’t good enough – so we need to do things differently. That’s why for this year we’re renaming the conference to Un-Fair-ground. 

Let’s challenge the status quo together and make a real and lasting impact for young people here in WA.

And of course, we will have a little bit of fun too…

Registrations will open in early-June. For updates, please register your interest below.

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