STATE CONFERENCE 2020
UN Youth Victoria is passionate about educating young people about international relations, providing an avenue for the expression of youth opinion, and empowering young people to engage with society.
Our annual State Conference is a three-day residential forum held from the 20th-22nd March that brings together over 120 students in Years 10-12.
The theme for the 2020 Victorian State Conference is The Politics of Development, which aims to educate students and generate discussions on the key issues of international development and global inequality.
What are the dates again?
8:30am Friday 20th March – 3:30pm Sunday 22nd March 2020.
What will we be doing?
Think a weekend full of workshops, guest speakers, interactive-problem solving scenarios, Model UN debating and social activities! Not to mention meeting young people who are as interested in youth advocacy and global issues as you!
Where will it be held?
The State Conference will begin on Friday morning at Kensington Town Hall, Kensington VIC. We will transport all the delegates via bus on Friday afternoon to our residential venue Lord Somers Camp, Somers VIC, where we will stay overnight until Sunday afternoon.
What is covered in the cost?
There is a $250 registration cost, which covers accomodation, food, transport and activities for the whole weekend.
Who will be looking after us?
Our delegates will be supported by a team of experienced youth facilitators and welfare officers. Our entire team has Working with Children Checks, and our Welfare Team are trained in First Aid and Mental Health First Aid.
How do I get myself to and from the conference?
If you need to travel via PTV, Kensington Town Hall is a five minute walk away from Newmarket Station on the Craigieburn Line that runs from Flinders and Southern Cross. On the way back, our facilitators will direct all delegates using PTV to a bus stop that takes you straight to Frankston Station, to take the Frankston Line back up to Flinders Street. Otherwise both areas are easily accessible by car