A virtual think tank to uncover what matters most to our young people in 2020.
With thanks to our Industry Partners:
As we step back into the world and start to create a new normal, we want to hear what matters most to our young people - how they’re doing personally, and what hopes and dreams they have for a better world.
This year’s been a wild and unexpected one. With bushfires still on their hearts, our young people have dealt with the threat of a global pandemic and seen the rise of a global movement for equality. They’ve moved their studies to home, put their team sports and creative arts on hold, and spent the longest time away from friends than ever before.
There’s been a lot of challenges. Yet amongst them, a sense of opportunity and hope, with this unique moment in time offering a chance for us all to re-imagine the future.
The next generation are change makers, ready to drive impact. We know that from the latest report from Mission Australia. Yet, that same report tells us that the majority of young people feel they don’t have a platform to voice their opinions on public affairs, and many feel they don’t have a platform within their schools, universities, or workplaces. Let’s change that. Not only because their voices matter, but because for our young people to feel well and do good, research shows it’s imperative they uncover their purpose. And we know one of the simplest ways they can start is through meaningful conversations.
Join us on 4th August, 2020, for our LIVE nation-wide Youth Think Tank
On Tuesday, 4th August from 1pm-3pm, we invite you and your students to join us at Speak Up 2020, our first nation-wide virtual youth event that aims to amplify the voices of the next generation, and understand what’s most important to them right now. We know you care about their future. That’s why we’re taking this opportunity to gather their collective voices, and report them back to you after the event.
Please note, if you are a If you are an Independent school, organisation or individual, your registration pack will include information about a research opt it and relevant consent forms. If you are a Catholic or Government school, we would love to have you join us, however, due to the quick turn around of the event and research, we won’t be able to include your students’ ideas in this paper. Don’t worry, though – all students will participate in the event in exactly the same way (we’ll just not be collecting or using your students’ responses). If you have any queries or feedback about the research element of this event, please email email@example.com and we’ll be in touch.
Guest Speaker: Tane Hunter, Future Crunch
Tané is a cancer researcher and science communicator. He is a founder of Future Crunch, a group of scientists, artists, researchers and entrepreneurs that believes science and technology are creating a world that is more peaceful, connected and abundant. Their mission is to foster intelligent, optimistic thinking about the future, and to empower people to contribute to a 21st century that works for everyone.
How the event will run:
- Pre-event: Students will complete a 10 minute survey prior to logging into the event
- You and your registered students be provided with a zoom link, so you can join us live!
- In the first section, we’ll hear from:
- Tane Hunter, co-founder of Future Crunch who’ll be sharing all the good news you might not have heard about, as well as what the most important skills to develop for the 21st Century will be.
- Anna Shepard, CEO of Bambuddha, on why companies who embrace kindness are leading the way in the future of work
- Rebecca Rynehart from Beaumont People, to understand emerging trends in the future of work
- We’ll then jump out into break out rooms moderated by teachers, where students will explore questions about the future of work, and issues that matter to them.
- To close the event, we’ll come back together to share what we’ve uncovered
We get that time in the classroom is precious. By joining us live, your students will get:
As a teacher, you'll get:
And all of this is for FREE. You just need a good internet connection, a quiet space for your students, and an open, curious mindset!
Register Your Interest
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