About the Conference

Registration for NSW State Conference 2019 are now open!

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In March 2019, more than 200 students from across the state will meet at The Collaroy Centre and take part in the global conversation. You’ll learn about leadership, diplomacy and advocacy. You will connect with issues that baffle the leaders of today and shape our national discourse. Perhaps most importantly, you will form friendships with a diverse array of students from all around NSW and become inspired to deliver change in your local communities, and eventually the world.

States of Conflict: Exploring Global Security

What do nations do to ensure they have security? How are threats to security evolving? Why do international conflicts arise? When do we respond?

Security is one of the most complex and difficult aspects of international diplomacy. From terrorism to cyberattacks and battles for resources, conflict around the globe is extensive and evolving, and the appropriate response to these issues remains at the centre of present political debate. Come join the discussion at State Conference 2019, to better understand what security is, and to see how such a broad and global issue can influence and be influenced by engaged citizens such as yourself.

What’s Involved?

State Conference spans across three days, giving you a chance to meet friends from all across NSW.

Delegates (that’s you!) will spend the first day of the conference meeting each other and getting ready to have some complex discussions. The second day centres around understanding and discussing the issue through workshops, listening to and questioning guest speakers , and tackling a simulated crisis in an Interactive Problem Solving activity. Wind down afterwards at the trivia night, and get your boogie on at our disco!

The final day of the conference is your chance to emulate a member state of the United Nations in Model UN debates held at the University of Sydney. 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: 15th – 17th March 2019 (Friday evening – Sunday evening)
Where: The Collaroy Centre, 22 Homestead Avenue, Collaroy NSW 2097
Who: Students in years 9 to 12

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 issues affecting the global community. 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. Before registering please read the Conditions of Participation and Code of Conduct.

A draft itinerary will be available soon.

Need more info?

Get in contact with our conference convenor Ragavi Jeyakumar at ragavi.jeyakumar@unyouth.org.au

If you want to talk about financial subsidy please get in contact with our convenor as we have scholarships available.

You can also check out some shots from past conferences here.

I can’t wait to see you there.

Ragavi Jeyakumar

State Conference 2019 Convenor

Registrations for State Conference 2019 are now open!

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