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March YFX conference round-up


A comprehensive listing of upcoming youth-specific events for your diary.


March 2023

Journal of Youth Studies Conference

30 March–1 April 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark
The conference theme will be ‘Contemporary youth, contemporary risks’.
Visit the Journal of Youth Studies Conference website


April 2023

National Youth Conference

14–18 April 2023, Canberra

This event is organised by Youth Link Australia Leaders, an organisation that works to empower and inspire young leaders.
Visit the National Youth Conference website

Youth Mental Health First Aid

23–24 April 2023, Melbourne
This Turning Point workshop is designed for parents, teachers, sports coaches and youth workers.
Visit the Youth Mental Health First Aid website

Protecting Children and Youth Online

29–30 April, Sydney

This two-day conference for education professionals will take a fresh look at existing online and offline resources to reduce cyberbulling in schools.
Visit the Protecting Children and Youth Online website

G200 Youth Forum

29 April–3 May 2023
, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

This will be the largest gathering of young leaders in 2023, and will bring together leaders from the G20 Youth Summit with young parliamentarians.
Visit the G200 Youth Forum website


May 2023


June 2023

3rd International Conference of the International Childhood and Youth Research Network (ICYRNet)

10–12 June 2023, Nicosia, Cyprus

The theme is ‘Theory and method in child and youth research’.
Visit the the International Childhood and Youth Research Network website

Suicide and Self-harm Prevention Conference 2023

24–26 June 2023, Cairns, Queensland

One of the conference themes is: ‘New concepts, research and practices in suicide prevention – Youth’. Abstracts close on 24 March 2023.
Download the call for abstracts

No 2 Bullying Conference

29–30 June 2023, Gold Coast

This well-organised conference has keynote speakers locked in.
Visit the No 2 Bullying website

Regional Youth Development Officers Network (RYDON) Youth Conference

29–30 June 2023, Newcastle

The theme is ‘Stuff That REALLY Works’, and will explore programs, strategies and ideas for working with young people.
Visit the RYDON website

Australian Youth Mentoring Conference 2023

29–30 June 2023, Canberra

This year’s theme will be ‘Home. School. Work.’.
Visit the Australian Youth Mentoring Conference


July 2023

24th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference, ‘No Frills’

6–8 July 2023, Sydney

The themes for this year’s conference will be ‘Youth, Pathways, and Skills’. Abstracts have now closed and registrations open in March.
Visit the National Vocational Education and Training Resource Conference website

19th Conference of the Australasian Human Development Association

8–11 July 2023, Wellington, New Zealand

The theme will be ‘Growing healthy children, young people and families’.
Visit the Conference of the Australiasian Human Development Association website


September 2023

Australian Social Policy Conference: Rights and entitlements in times of austerity

28–30 September 2023, Sydney

The call for papers for this conference closes on 20 April.
Visit the Australian Social Policy Conference website


October 2023


November 2023

Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference

9–10 November 2023, Melbourne

Youth unemployment will feature prominently in this event, which is an initiative of the Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Association.
Visit the Long-Term Unemployment website

Youth Health Conference 2023

11–13 November 2023, Melbourne

Visit the Youth Health Conference website