State Conference 2020

Are you in Years 9 – 12 and passionate about international relations?

We want your voice to be heard.

Join hundreds of students in early 2020 for a weekend of leadership, diplomacy, and advocacy. Connect with issues that baffle the leaders of today and shape our national discourse. Form friendships with a diverse array of students from all around Queensland and Northern New South Wales, and become inspired to deliver change in your local communities, and eventually the world.

State Conference is one of the best events of the year and we would love to see you there.

If you have any questions, please contact the Queensland President, Dakoda Titmus, at Dakoda.titmus@unyouth.org.au

Registrations have closed for 2019.


Like most UN Youth events, the Queensland State Conference is focused on developing leadership skills, and on discussing the ways we can make a difference in our local communities and the world.

The theme for State Conference 2020 is TBD

What’s Involved?

State Conference spans across three to four days, giving you a chance to meet people from all across Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

The conference will start in Brisbane. In 2019, the remainder of the conference was held at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre. The date, time, and location of State Conference 2020 will be announced in mid to late 2019.

The conference will center around understanding and discussing important global issues through workshops, listening to and questioning guest speakers, and tackling a simulated crisis in an Interactive Problem Solving activity. There will also be plenty of opportunities to network, relax and socialize.

The UN Youth Queensland State Conference also hosts the largest secondary-school Model UN debate in Queensland. Students will spend some time acting as a diplomat – doing their best to pass resolutions that will benefit the global community and align with their national interests.

Feedback from Previous Delegates

Here’s what Delegates from past State Conferences have had to say:

“I liked having my stance challenged, getting better informed, and having my perspectives changed by others.”

“I loved absolutely everything! Everyone who attended was amazing, the facs were awesome and I can’t wait to do some more Model UN”

“I loved that all the facilitators were so friendly and entertaining; it made everyone much more comfortable and was a good ice breaker. The types of debates we had were really interesting and new for me, and it was great to debate with such enthusiastic and knowledgeable people.”

“My awareness and knowledge for current affairs had increased drastically over those few days of Summit! I was able to chat to anyone about anything, give my opinion on a certain topic and discuss things that I had never talked about before!”

“Other delegates were so friendly and cool to hang with”

It was an absolutely fantastic weekend!”

Event Details

When: Early 2019 (February/March)
Where: In and Around Brisbane
Who: Students in Years 9 to 12
Cost: Approximately $250

All meals, accommodation, and venue costs are included in the price. Bursaries are typically available.

Need more info?

Get in contact with UN Youth Queensland by emailing our Operations Director, Em Salmon, at em.salmon@unyouth.org.au

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

We can’t wait to see you there!

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.