Tasmanian Youth Conference 2011
The Tasmanian Youth Conference (TYC) was held 18–19 May 2011 at the Inveresk Tramsheds, Launceston. For the first time TYC was open to both workers in the wider youth sector, as well as any young Tasmanian aged between 12 and 25 years.
TYC provides an opportunity for young people to get together and initiate projects, learn skills, hear from dynamic speakers, and engage with a range of interactive workshops on a wide range of topics. It provides an excellent mechanism to increase the social capacity and engagement of a broad range of young people. TYC also provides a unique opportunity for engaging and strengthening workers within the youth sector through networking, sharing and learning from the experiences of their peers, as well as developing skills and knowledge.
TYC featured excellent keynote speakers from around Australia including Jan Owens from the Foundation for Young Australians; Samah Hadid, the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations; and Amanda McKenzie from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.