Victorian State Conference 2023

UN Youth Victoria’s annual State Conference brings together over 150 delegates from across the state for a weekend of leadership, diplomacy and advocacy. Join us from March 3rd to 5th to take part in the global conversation about international law and its influence in the 21st century. This flagship event presents an opportunity for you to develop your skills in public speaking, negotiation and critical thinking alongside an incredible group of like-minded students.

The 2023 State Conference spans across two and a half 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 law interactive workshops, a speaker panel, and by tackling a simulated Interactive Problem Solving activity. The 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.

What can I expect from State Conference 2023?

+  Interactive workshops on international law
+  An expert speaker panel and the opportunity to meet experts in the field
+  A simulated crisis Interactive Problem Solving activity
+  Model UN Debates
+  Much more!

Who is State Conference for?

State Conference is open to all Victorian students in Years 10 to 12 who have an interest in or would like to learn more about contemporary global affairs. We encourage young people from any region across Victoria to join us. This event is suitable for young people of all levels of experience!

How do I sign up?

Expressions of interest are now open! Look to the sidebar to find out the event-specific details and the registration form. In 2023, we are also offering better ways to access our event. For young people who may need financial or another type of assistance, please use our accessibility scholarship application.

For teachers, schools, community leaders and organisations, we support bulk registrations of your young people. Please utilise the relevant forms, and we will be in touch with you to coordinate the registration process.

If you have any questions, please contact the Convenor, Emma Preedy, at emma.preedy@unyouth.org.au.

Event Details

When: Friday 3 March – Sunday 5 March, 2023

Where: Lady Northcote Recreation Camp, Glenmore VIC

Who: Victorian school students in Years 10 to 12 (or equivalent if not in school)

Cost: $250

 Register Your interest here

Bursaries & Accessibility Scholarships

We also offer a range of bursaries/accessibility scholarships to reduce the financial cost of our event and support you in attending. We offer full and partial scholarships, payment plans, and other methods (dependent on your needs). In addition to the main form, you can access the application form here.

Apply for an Accessibility Scholarship

Teachers, Schools & Community Organisations

We support the bulk registrations of students and young people to attend State Conference 2023 through your institution.

Register as a Teacher (School)

Register as a Community Organisation

If you have any questions, please contact the Convenor, Emma Preedy, at emma.preedy@unyouth.org.au.


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