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

Talei Elu

Manager at Faces of the Straits

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Dean Foley

Founder at Barayamal and the Indigipreneur Podcast

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Dylan Mottlee

Founder at Deals Online and Director at Burbaga Aboriginal Corporation

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Celeste Carnegie

Indigenous STEAM Program Producer at Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

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Matthew Compton

Chief Operations Officer at Really

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Tamina Pitt

Former Software Engineering Intern at Google

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Event Schedule | Day 1

Gathering & Welcome Speeches

08:30 am – 09:00 am | 30min.

Keynote Presentations

09:00 am – 10:00 am | 1hr.


10:00 am – 10:30 am | 30min.

Morning Tea

10:30 am – 10:45 am | 15min.

Think Tank

10:45 am – 11:45 am | 1hr.


11:45 am – 12:15 pm | 30min. 


12 :15 pm – 12:45 pm | 30min.

Panel Discussion

12:45 pm – 02:00 pm |1hr 15min.

Startup Competition

*02:00 pm

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 pm – 12:45 pm | 45min.

Startup Competition

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm | 45min.

Presentations & Awards

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | 1hr. 30min.




First Nations Youth Summit Artwork

This is a picture of the amazing artwork by Narelle Urquhart, which will be used for the First Nations Youth Summit merchandise (shirts, water bottles, etc.). It shows the traditional land of Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islanders. The fish represents sharing and...


28 – 29 June 2018


Level 2/155 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

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