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Youth Day Program


Sunday 8 October 2017
0830 – 0900 Registration and arrival coffee
0900 – 0920 Welcome to Country
0920 – 0930

Youth Day Opening
Mohammad Al Khafaji, Chair FECCA Youth Committee
Krshna Capaque, Chair, Multicultural Youth Northern Territory

Master of Ceremonies – Patrick Abboud, The Feed, SBS

0930 – 1030 Intersectionality and Creativity in Multiculturalism
Jenevieve Chang, Writer, Performing Artist and Movement Director
1030 – 1100 Morning Tea and exhibition viewing
1100 – 1230 Youth Engagement
1100 – 1130 Youth Lead the Way: Innovation & creativity in achieving meaningful participation for youth by youth
Esta Paschalidis-chilas, Settlement Services International
1130 -1200 Changing the Media Landscape –“Mentorship at its Best!”
Peter Doukas, Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW
1230 – 1330 Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
1245 – 1330

LUNCHTIME WORKSHOP: Multicultural Theatre Arts in Practice
Tania Lieman, Darwin Community Arts Inc

1330 – 1500 Leadership and advocacy
1330 – 1400 Leadership in places you least expect…from the smallest of voices
Alpha Capaque, Former Chair, Multicultural Youth NT / Co-Founder, Kaleidoscope Youth Leadership Summit
1400 – 1430 Leading By Example: Using experience to lead change
Pritika Desai, Project Leader & Founder, ShoutOut! Youth Mental Health
1430 – 1500 Reflection of a Dream Within in the Light of Education as an Alternative
Kyaw Naing John Yusuf, Multicultural Youth NT
1500 – 1530 Afternoon Tea and Exhibition Viewing
1530 – 1630 Participation and representation
Kashif Bouns, General Manager – Western Bulldogs Community Foundation at Western Bulldogs
Alipate Carlile, Port Adelaide Football Club, Multicultural Programs Manager
1630 – 1700 Northern Territory Political Viewpoint
The Hon. Lauren Moss MP 

Youth Day Closing
Master of Ceremonies – Patrick Abboud, The Feed, SBS

Mohammad Al Khafaji, Chair FECCA Youth Committee
Krshna Capaque, Chair, Multicultural Youth Northern Territory

Please note the program is subject to change

If you are under 25 years old and wish to attend the Youth Day please click the link below to apply.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Major Supporter

Government Partner


8 – 10 October 2017


Darwin Convention Centre
Stokes Hill Road,
Darwin, NT 0800

Key Dates

April 2017
Registration Opens

26 July 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline

9 August 2017
Notification of Abstract Acceptance 

16 August 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline

8 October 2017
Conference Commences