State Conference 2019

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

We want your voice to be heard.

In early 2019, more than 130 students from across the state will meet at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre to 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 Queensland and Northern New South Wales and become inspired to deliver change in your local communities, and eventually the world.


The theme for State Conference 2019 is to be confirmed in July of 2018.

What’s Involved?

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

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 dance!

The final two days of the conference is your chance to emulate a member state of the United Nations in Model UN 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.

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: 21st of February 2019 – 24th of February 2019
Where: Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre
Who: Students in Years 9 to 12
Cost:  $230

Pick up and Drop off Information:

Need more info?

Get in contact with UN Youth Queensland by emailing Ben at [email protected]

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.

Ben Jackman
State Conference 2019 Convenor