Conference Program

This program is a draft version while details are still confirmed. A final version will be made available prior to the event.

Day One: Monday 24th September
Time Session Speakers

2:00 – 5:00pm

Foyer Oxford Tours and Q & A Session

John Thomson, Foyer Oxford Manager

6:00pm

Networking Reception @ The Garden, Leederville

Canapes and drink on arrival

Day TWO: TUESday 25th September
Time Session Speakers

8:30am

Registrations

Tea and coffee available

9:00am

Welcome to Country

Shaun Nannup

9:15am

Opening Address

Hon. Peter Charles Tinley Minister for Housing, Veterans Affairs, Youth, WA

9:30am

Foyer Foundation: One Year On

Keith Bryant Chair, Foyer Foundation Board

Sally James Brotherhood of St Laurence, VIC 

9:30am – 1:00pm

Youth Leadership Workshop

Closed session for youth delegates from Foyers nationally

10:00am

Foyer Accreditation: Harnessing Collective Potential, the Australian Foyer Movement

Colin Falconer Inspire Chilli, United Kingdom

10.45AM
MORNING TEA

11:15am

Key Note: The Transformative Nature of Education

 Brendan Murray Article Twenty Six, VIC

12:00pm

Plenary Presentation: Findings from the Education First Youth Foyer longitudinal Evaluation 

Joseph Borlagdan
University of Melbourne /  Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and Policy Centre, VIC

12.45pM
LUNCH

1:30pm

Traditional Dance

Baldja Kakarook Djookiana

1:45pm

Plenary Presentation: Evolve or Remain, scars that hold a lifetime of valuable lessons

 Matt Runnals Mindfull Aus, VIC

2:05pm

Panel Discussion: Modern mental health services for young people – cross learnings for Foyers

Greg McGahan Mater Hospital, QLD

Paul Denborough Alfred Hospital, VIC

2:45pm

Breakout sessions and workshops. Delegates can choose between sessions. Each session runs for 30 minutes.

2:45pm

Panel Discussion: Building the Youth Opportunity Landscape: a case study in place

Peter Dinsdale Anchor, VIC

Sharna Westley South West TAFE, VIC

2:45pm

Panel Discussion: Foyer Pathways: Building Readiness and Transitions

Bianca Joyce Launch Housing, VIC

Helen Philp & Anita McCurdy Brotherhood of St Laurence / Berry Street, VIC

Felicity Duncan St Johns Youth Services, SA

2:45 – 4:30pm

Closed session for government:

Roundtable discussion: Addressing Challenges and Sharing Successes in Addressing Youth Housing and Homelessness

Communities of Practice: Harnessing Collective Effort

Evidence of Impact: TBC

3:20pm

Breakout sessions and workshops. Delegates can choose between sessions. Each session runs for 30 minutes.

3:20pm

Practical workshop:

Blueprint to Wellness

Open Dialogue: Application in Foyer Settings

 Matt Runnals Mindfull Aus, VIC

Kristof Mikes-Liu Child & Youth Mental Health Service, NSW

3:20pm

Breakout session: Reach and Impact beyond the Foyer

 Louise Pearce & Debb Pepper GoTAFE, VIC

3:55pm

Breakout sessions and workshops. Delegates can choose between sessions. Each session runs for 30 minutes.

3:55pm

Breakout session: Youth Participation

Homelessness and Human Centred Design

To be confirmed

 

 

Julia Gath & Dan Langlands  Anglicare, WA

TBD

 

3:55pm

Breakout session:  Preparing young people for the world of work: the role of TAFE

 Michelle Hoad North Metropolitan TAFE, WA

4:30pm

Panel Presentation: Showcasing Our Talents and Ambitions 

Youth Foyer Delegates

5:15pm

Closing Address

Keith Bryant Chair, Foyer Foundation

5:30pm
conference close

6:30pm

Conference Dinner 

La Vida Urbana, Leederville