Yfoundations - Investing in Youth Employment
Yfoundations Investing in Youth Employment - Conference Agenda

The Yfoundations Investing in Youth Employment Conference agenda consists of a number of keynote sessions and breakout streams.  As part of the registration process delegates will choose one of three sessions offered within the breakouts. Breakout sessions are designed to offer the most to delegates by way of discussion and interaction in smaller groups.

*Please note that each breakout session has a limited number of participants and are offered on a first come, first serve basis
Conference Agenda (please note subject to change without notice)
Thursday 19/09/2013
8:30 am - 9:15 amDay One Registration - Welcome Refreshments & Networking [More Info]
9:15 am - 10:00 amKeynote 1: Welcome to Country and Official Conference Opening [More Info]
Mr David Gonski AC, Chancellor of The University of New South Wales, The University of New South Wales
10:00 am - 10:45 amKeynote 2: Youth Employment in Times of Crisis: International Innovations Promoting Youth Employment [More Info]
Robert Anderson, Head of Unit – Living Conditions and Quality of Life, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND)
10:45 am - 11:15 amMorning Tea & Networking Break
11:15 am - 12:00 pmKeynote 3:Partnerships between Business & the Community [More Info]
Shannon Carruth, Manager, Community Impact, ING Direct
12:00 pm - 12:20 pmKeynote 4: Where Next? Young People, Myths & Realities [More Info]
Dr Lucas Walsh, Senior Research Fellow, Foundation for Young Australians
12:20 pm - 1:00 pmKeynote 5: Youth Panel: Where Next? Young People, Myths and Realities [More Info]
Facilitated by Dr Lucas Walsh, Senior Research Fellow, Foundation for Young Australians
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch and Networking Break
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmSession 6A: Australia’s Partnership Broker Program: Supporting Organisations who Support Youth [More Info]
Kanina Mackay, Partnership Development Manager, Sydney Business Education Partnerships
Session 6B: Demand Led Employment Strategies [More Info]
Toni Wren, Employment and Social Policy Consultant
Session 6C: School to Work Transitions for at Risk Young People [More Info]
Scott Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Beacon Foundation
2:45 pm - 3:30 pmSession 7A: Incentives for Youth Employment [More Info]
Ida Birrell, DES and Youth Branch Manager , DEEWR
Session 7B: Well Being at Work: Getting the best youth workforce [More Info]
Josh Peak, Chair ACTU Youth Committee, Australian Council of Trade Unions
Session 7C: "The Ten Demandments"- A fidelity scale for all [More Info]
Martin Wren, CEO, Nova Employment
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmAfternoon Tea & Networking Break
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmSession 8A: Engaging Young People in Training - a pathway to employment [More Info]
David Roberts, Manager Aboriginal Education and Training Unit, TAFE
Session 8B: Engaging with Youth in its Communities [More Info]
Lauren Cassar, National Community Development Manager, Stockland
4:45 pm - 7:00 pmDay One Conference Close & Networking Drinks. Click 'more info' to see who will be playing live! [More Info]

Friday 20/09/2013
8:30 am - 9:00 amDay Two Registration - Welcome Refreshments & Networking [More Info]
9:00 am - 9:45 amKeynote 10: What do Employers Want from Young People? A Commentary on Recent Research [More Info]
Garry Brack, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Federation of Employers and Industries
9:45 am - 10:30 amKeynote 11: Creating Pathways to Employment for Young People [More Info]
Sally Sinclair, CEO, National Employment Services Association
10:30 am - 11:00 amMorning Tea & Networking Break
11:00 am - 11:20 amKeynote 12: Australia's Workforce of the Future [More Info]
Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia
11:20 am - 12:00 pmKeynote 13: Youth Panel: Tomorrow's Leaders [More Info]
Facilitated by Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch and Networking Break
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmSession 14A: Culturally Diverse Teams [More Info]
Sally Anne Gaunt, Chameleon Training
Session 14B: Building Social Benefit into your Bottom-line [More Info]
Mark Daniels, Manager Policy and Development, Social Traders
Session 14C: Developing a Community of Indigenous Professionals [More Info]
Mia Strasek-Barker, Senior Student Advisor, CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program
1:45 pm - 2:30 pmSession 15B: Implementing Youth Job Services at a Local Level [More Info]
Patricia Frost, CEO, Inner West Skills Centre Inc
Session 15C: Social Impact Bonds: same, same or different? [More Info]
Emma Tomkinson, Social Impact Analyst
2:30 pm - 3:15 pmSession 16A: A Unique Charity Model - Entertaining for a Cause [More Info]
Sophie Ryan, CEO, Sony Foundation
Session 16B: Supported Employment Through the Charcoal Lane Social Enterprise [More Info]
Chris Christoforou, Social Enterprise Program Manager, Mission Australia
Session 16C: Youth Mentoring to Work Programs [More Info]
David MacKenzie, Associate Professor, Swinburne University and Yfutures Project
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmAfternoon Tea & Networking Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmKeynote 17: Solutions Forum - Facilitated by Annette Cairnduff, University of Sydney [More Info]
Annette Cairnduff, Director, Social Inclusion, University of Sydney
4:45 pm - 5:00 pmClosing Address and Lucky Door Prize Announcement