Should I attend the Youth Forum or the Youth Sector Conference?

The Youth Forum is for anybody between the ages of 12-25. It is an opportunity for young people to make their voices heard, and to connect with young people in their region who are passionate about the same issues.  

If you’re older than 25, and work with or advocate for young people, you should attend the youth sector conference!

If you’re 12-25 and studying youth work, or working with young people or to make change in some way, you can are welcome to attend both the youth forum,and the youth sector conference!

What are the benefits of attending online?

Online attendees will also have the benefits enjoyed with any online event — being able to attend in their pyjamas, taking their laptop to the kitchen to make a cup of tea, and being able to take a phone call without leaving the room.

What will I get out of coming to Reshape Our Future?

By coming to Reshape Our Future, you'll connect with other young people and youth workers to take meaningful action to address the unprecedented challenges. You will also develop and build upon your skills to create change, advocate and work meaningfully, ethically and effectively with young people. Our program will inspire you and provoke new ways of thinking and working, but we have also designed so it gives you time to reflect and refresh on what it means to be a young person and/or someone working to support young people throughout COVID-19. 

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Can I attend the conference if I don’t work in the Youth Sector, but my work affects young people?

Yes! The program is designed to be useful to seasoned and early career youth workers, and also people who don’t identify as youth workers, but who do serious work with young people (eg for example, community,y and health, sports and recreation, emergency services etc), or whose work affects young people’s lives (employers, media etc).

Will this event be accessible and inclusive for me?

YACVic is dedicated to creating accessible and inclusive events. We are aiming for a diverse speaker line-up, and will provide closed captioning, Auslan interpretation, and recharge rooms. All our venues are wheelchair accessible. Our ticketing process has a list of access requirements you can select from so that we can make sure you have a great conference!

We have also ensured that each venue has gender neutral toilets and that pronoun badges will be provided for all attendees. We will set and maintain standards of appropriate behaviour for our attendees to make sure that everybody is comfortable and safe.

We are also offering scholarships to cover your ticket, transport and any other costs we can cover to make the event inclusive and safe for you. 

To apply for a scholarship, simply fill out this form.

On our ticket form, there is a list of accessibility needs which you can tick to ensure your needs are met.

We understand that not all events are accessible for everyone, which is why we are creating Access Keys for all our venues. Access Keys mean that everyone can make their own decisions about whether to attend. If you see an access barrier in the Access Key let us know, and we will try to come up with a solution for you. 

If you have an accessibility need that isn't listed or if you have any other questions about access and inclusion, you can contact Haley Zilberberg via email here.

Should I become a YACVic Member?

Being a YACVic member is the best way to become part of our collective that is working and advocating for young people across Victoria. It also helps us keep our lights on and supporting you.  YACVic members also have the opportunity to be involved in our policy and sector development efforts, and get access to our email newsletters, which are a great way to keep track of jobs, opportunities, and news about young people and the youth sector.

YACVic Members also receive discounts, not just for Reshape Our Future and future YACVic conferences, but for the many different trainings and workshops that we offer.

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How do I know if I am a YACVic Member?

Individual YACVic members receive Member Alerts and Young Member Alerts to the email address which they used to sign up to become a YACVic Member.

If you work for an organisation which is an organisational member of YACVic, you can also purchase a YACVic Member ticket for Reshape Our Future. Find out here to see if your organisation is a member.