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NSW State Conference 2021

NSW State Conference 2021 has now concluded for 2021.

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State Conference 2021 will see two hundred high school students from across the state meet at International Grammar School (Broadway, Sydney) to learn about leadership, diplomacy and advocacy and to take part in the global conversation about international health. You will connect with the international health issues that baffle the national and international leaders of the day and which shape national and international health discourses. At State Conference you will form friendships with a diverse array of students from all around New South Wales and become inspired to deliver change in your community and globally.

State Conference spans across two days, giving you a whole weekend to make new friends from across the state. Delegates (students) will spend the first day of State Conference meeting each other and getting to the heart of the international health issues the world currently faces through interactive workshops, a speaker panel, and by tackling a simulated health crisis in an Interactive Problem Solving activity. The second and final day of State Conference is your chance to emulate a member state of the United Nations in Model UN committee debates. Get into a diplomat’s shoes for a day and do your best to pass resolutions that will benefit the global community and align with your national interests – not always an easy task.

Event Details

When: Saturday 13 March 2021 from 9.00am to 6.30pm and Sunday 14 March 2021 from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Where: International Grammar School, 4/8 Kelly St, Ultimo, NSW, 2007

Who: New South Wales High School students in Years 9 to 12

Cost: $100.00 Per Person – please note that equity scholarships are available

State Conference is an event for anyone with an interest in international affairs. It’s a chance for you to meet like-minded peers and share your thoughts on the global health issues affecting the global community, not limited to just COVID-19! By the time you leave, we guarantee you’ll be better aware of what goes on in the world around you and, more importantly, about the role you can play in shaping its future.

Please note that State Conference 2021 is NOT an overnight residential event. Students will go home on Saturday night and then return on Sunday morning. The cost of registration includes the cost of venue hire, post-event deep cleaning expenses, catering, and all educational activities. State Conference 2021 will be a socially-distanced COVID-19 safe event compliant with all government regulations at the time of the event. Information will be provided to registered participants closer to the commencement of State Conference about the COVID-19 measures that will be in place over the course of the weekend and what they require of participants.

Equity scholarships will close on Sunday 7th February 2021 at 11:59PM AEDT. These scholarships are available for students whose financial situation prevents them from attending State Conference. They take the form of a reduced or waived registration fee. Please note that the number of equity scholarships UN Youth NSW can offer is limited and there is no guarantee all applicants will receive one. Round One registrations have closed but we are still accepting applications for equity scholarships as specific places have been set aside for equity scholars. Anyone who is successful in their application for an equity scholarship will receive instructions at that time as to how to register for State Conference.

Please get in touch with the NSW State Conference Convenor, Selena You, at nswstateconference@unyouth.org.au if you are unable to pay the registration fee in a lump-sum amount and need to arrange a flexible payment option.

Need more info? Get in contact with the Convenor, Selena You, at nswstateconference@unyouth.org.au.

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