What is the Youth NT Conference about?
Across Australia, youth and youth sector conferences are held on a regular basis and provide an opportunity to raise issues and concerns, network, and highlight examples of best practice.
The inaugural Youth NT Conference aims to coordinate an event that is relevant, Territory focused, engaging, fun and discusses ideas that reflect the key issues facing both young people and the youth sector. This is also a unique opportunity to connect young people with the youth sector to gain valuable insight into program planning, policies, allow for development opportunities and receive feedback.
Over the two-day Conference delegates will have an opportunity to hear from a range of exciting presenters discussing key Territory issues. Please see the Conference Program page for more information.
Not only will delegates get to experience an outstanding program, but they will also get the opportunity to visit the Exhibition Room and see a variety of Stall Holders. Please see the Stall Holder page for more information.
The Youth NT Conference Sponsors Report is now available. Please contact the Office for any further information.
The Youth NT Conference will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre on 1-2 October 2012. Monday 1 October will run from 8.00am to 5.30pm, Tuesday 2 October will run from 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Parking is available under the Darwin Convention Centre on Stokes Hill Road at the Darwin Waterfront. Parking is discounted for Conference delegates at $5.00 per day.
Win a FREE ticket valued at $150 to this year's Youth NT Conference!!! To enter just comment on our Facebook page in 15 words or less why you want to come along then share this info on your FB page! Easy! Competition is open to all Northern Territorians aged 15 - 25. See you there!
Early Bird Registrations for the Youth NT Conference have now closed.
Please note that no refunds will be available for any cancellations made after Wednesday 26 September 2012.
For young people aged 15-24 years, Early Bird Registration is $150 for the two-days.
For adults, Early Bird Registration is $350 for the two-days.
Registration fees include the two-day Conference, the opportunity to check out a range of Stall Holders in the exhibition space, entertainment, and a Conference Dinner Function on Monday 1 October at Crocosaurus Cove - proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services.
Late Registrations start from 15 September 2012.
For young people aged 15-24 years, Late Registration is $250 for the two-days.
For adults, Late Registration is $600 for the two-days.
A number of Scholarships were available to assist young Territorians to attend the inaugural Youth NT Conference.
The Scholarships can cover the Registration fees, travel, meals, and accommodation costs. You may need to apply for ALL of these, or just SOME of these, depending on your circumstances.
The Youth NT Conference is only available to young people 15 years and up. Young people between the ages of 15-17 years are also required to be supervised by an adult at all times during their attendance and participation at the Conference. Such supervision also includes accompanying the applicant when travelling to and from the Conference. The Scholarship Form requires young people to have signed approval of their supervision.
Scholarships for the Youth NT Conference 2012 have now closed.
Please join our mailing list to receive updates about the Conference and other youth related information.
For more information about the Conference and how to get involved please contact:
T: (08) 8999 2987
The Conference Dinner will be held on Monday 1 October 2012 at 6.30pm at Crocosaurus Cove. The Conference Dinner is an opportunity for delegates to network and enjoy a unique Territory experience.
Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government Department of Regional Development and Indigenous Advancement. The Conference Dinner will also feature the Department's Chief Executive Officer Mr Rob Kendrick as a guest speaker, and some great entertainment.
The Conference Dinner is included in the Registration fee. Delegates are required on the Registration Form to indicate if they would like to attend this Dinner.
A big thank you to the 2012 Sponsors of the Youth NT Conference:
Platinum Sponsors - the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Department of Education.
Gold Sponsors - the Australian Youth Forum, Mission Australia, and the Department of Business.
Silver Sponsors - the Australian Red Cross, and the Department of Transport.
Bronze Sponsors - the Foundation for Young Australians, Northern Territory Youth Affairs Network, headspace Top End, Anglicare Youth Services and the Department of the Chief Minister.
Dinner Sponsor - the Department of Regional Development and Indigenous Advancement.
Other Sponsors - the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, the Australian Drug Foundation, Inspire Foundation, Office of Women's Policy and Defence Youth Strategies.