• Unleashed 2014 Summit

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    SEPTEMBER 21 TO 26 – FEDERATION SQUARE, MELBOURNE

    WE’RE FOR THE INNOVATORS, MAKERS, THINKERS AND DOERS.

     

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WELCOME TO UNLEASHED

Each year FYA hosts Australia’s leading social change festival to back young people. Unleashed is about providing skills and connections that will equip young innovators, makers, thinkers and doers with the ability to change their world. Having conquered the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Exhibition Building, the third annual Unleashed Festival is taking over Melbourne’s Federation Square.

From the 21st to 26th of September, FYA‘s flagship event will bring together over 1000 young people from every corner of our country to discuss the big issues facing our society, share skills and ideas for change, and come up with the next big innovations to create positive change.

Challenge yourself. Change your perspective. Come to Unleashed.

SPEAKER SERIES

Interested in learning everything about anything? The Unleashed speaker series will take place on Saturday the 26th of September from 10:00 – 12:30 at the Deakin Edge, Fed Square. It’s 100% FREE, we hope to see you there.

Taj Pabari Entrepeneur

Taj Pabari

Taj is a 15 year-old inventor, entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer. He is passionate about inspiring children in today’s digital age to embrace entrepreneurship through technology and innovation. At the age of 11, Taj made his entrepreneurial debut in the form of an electronic blogging site before moving onto managing an eBay store with a focus on consumer…

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Maya

Maya Newell & Charlotte Mars

Maya is an Australian filmmaker with a focus on directing for documentary. After winning a scholarship for Sydney Film School and completing a BA Media & Communications, Maya made a medium feature, Richard. Her award-winning short TWO screened at festivals internationally and she was awarded Best New Documentary Talent of Australia at AIDC. Her recent film Growing Up…

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Matthew McArthur Music Festival

Matthew McArthur

Matt is the founder and CEO of The Bright Youth Foundation, an organisation which seeks to motivate and inspire the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. He was raised on the far west coast of South Australia and was largely influenced by his elders, in particular Aunty Marge Lauwrie and Uncle Billy Harrison. The Bright Youth Foundation encourages…

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Alexi Seller

Alexie Seller

Alexie Seller, co-founder of Pollinate Energy, originally embarked upon a career in engineering to fuel a ravenous need to understand how and why the world was the way it was. Whilst studying and working, Alexie spent her spare time working with under-privileged communities, working with orphaned or urban poor children across central America, teaching hip hop in the Christmas Island detention centres,…

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WORKSHOPS

All workshops will be held in Fed Square on the 26th of September. They’re all FREE!!

Stalking crushes. Ordering takeout. Sharing selfies. Yeah, this is cool but what if we could do more with tech? Come and hear from the team behind Samsung Adappt as they explore the possibilities of technology to hack our world for good. No digital skills required.

Round One: 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
Round Two: 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Location: The Theatrettee, NGVA
Hosts: Brigid Canny & Nish David

Exhausted after year 12 and want to take a break? Just graduated and can’t find a job? Halfway through uni and re-evaluating where you’re at? A gap year may be just what you need. In this workshop, we will help you gain greater clarity on your purpose, interests, values, skills and strengths – and know how a gap year can be used to strengthen these.

Round One: 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
Round Two: 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Location: The Cube, ACMI
Hosts: Michelle Kovacevic and Margaret Quixley

Entrepreneurs are skilled at spotting possibilities. And the world can always be made a better place. In this workshop you will become a blue-sky dreamer, a hard-headed pragmatist and a rigorous critic. You’ll come up with, and test, new ideas with real-world applications. You will cultivate skills for seeing opportunities around you. We’ll also look at ways of dealing with the things that get in the way of action.

Round One: 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
Round Two: 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Location: The Boardroom, SBS – Alfred Deakin Building
Hosts: Eyal Halamish

This workshop will cover the ways in which you can get your business off the ground without spending a lot of money.

Round One: 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
Round Two: 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Location: The Boardroom, ACMI
Hosts: Nathan Murphy

Stories are us. They define us and shape the way we see the world. They are our past, and inspire our future. Join a group of senior and young entrepreneurs as they share stories, challenges and ideas for a better Australia.

One Round: 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Location: The Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Hosts: Sophie Weldon

UNLEASHED AWARDS

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2015 UNLEASHED AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED.

This award is open to changemakers (individuals or groups) who are 29+, in recognition of their achievements.

This award is open to young people aged 13–26 working within their local community to create positive change.

This award is for those young people aged 13–26 who have the potential to scale their idea through digital but just need a little jumpstart.

Open to groups or individuals who are engaged in social or socially-minded business enterprise. This award focuses on innovation and enterprise skills.

An award for a young person aged 13–26 who is working to turbocharge our connection with the Asian region through volunteer, social enterprise or other not-for-profit work or projects.

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CONCERT

Love music by these fine folks?  Everyone will be playing  on the main stage at Fed Square from 4-6pm on Saturday 26th September, for FREE!

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