By First Nations Youth, for First Nations Youth.


The inaugural First Nations Youth Summit will be hosted on the 28–29 June 2018 at Fishburners, Brisbane.

This Summit will bring together over 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth from different nations throughout Australia to support, inspire and empower Australia’s First Nations Youth through technology, leadership and entrepreneurship workshops and discussions by First Nations Youth, for First Nations Youth.

It’s a chance to gain important insights on what skills are needed for the jobs of the future and to be successful in life. It’s also an opportunity to connect with other First Nation Youth, create new professional networks and learn new skills to take back to local communities, with the aim of contributing to a sustainable future for First Nations in Australia.

Speakers & Mentors

Jayde Geia

Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young

Talie Elu

Manager at Faces of the Straits

Dean Foley

Founder at Barayamal and the Indigipreneur Podcast

Dylan Mottlee

Founder at Deals Online and Director at Burbaga Aboriginal Corporation

Celeste Carnegie

Indigenous STEAM Program Producer at Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Leslie Dingo

Professional Trader and Investor

Matthew Compton

Chief Operations Officer at Really

Tamina Pitt

Former Software Engineering Intern at Google

Event Schedule | Day 1

Gathering & Welcome Speeches

08:30 am – 09:00 am | 30min.

Keynote Presentations

09:00 am – 10:30 am | 1hr. 30min.  

Morning Tea

10:30 am – 10:45 am | 15min.

Innovation Workshop

10:45 am – 11:45 am | 1hr.

Keynote Presentations

11:45 am – 12:45 pm | 1hr. 


12:45 pm – 01:30 pm | 45min.

Panel Discussion

01:30 pm – 02:30 pm | 1hr. 

Startup Competition

01:30 pm – 03:30 pm | 2hrs.

Event Schedule | Day 2


MC Check-In

08:30 am – 08:45 am | 15min.

Startup Competition

08:45 am – 12:00 pm | 2hrs. 15min.


12:00 am – 01:00 pm | 1hr.

Startup Competition

01:00 pm – 3:00 pm | 2hrs.




28 – 29 June 2018


Level 2/155 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

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