COVID-19 Statement

At Futures, we place top priority on ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all involved in the Leadership Conference and organisation as a whole.

After much deliberation and consultation, it has been decided that the Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference will be safe to run in person on the planned dates of 29th September to 2nd October. However, we are continually monitoring the situation and this decision is contingent on it being completely safe and aligned with the government’s recommendations to do so.

In response to the situation regarding COVID-19, the Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference will be implementing a number of measures to ensure the utmost safety for all those involved. Social distancing and hygiene practices recommended by professionals and in alignment with West Australian Government advice will be implemented. Furthermore, all facilitators will undergo further COVID-19 specific training and a conference-specific contingency plan will be followed for the duration of the event.

What is Fogarty Futures?

Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference empowers years 10 and 11 students with leadership skills for the future. Based in Western Australia, we seek to encourage students to develop a passion for social justice and benefit their local communities. Soft skills such as leadership, communication and interpersonal skills are not taught in skills, despite being vital to living in a modern globalised world; Futures aims to fix this gap.

Students will hear from a variety of expert speakers throughout the course of the conference, challenging them to think more about social issues and what global leadership truly means. Attendees will connect with likeminded young people to get a head start on developing networks, forming lifelong friendships in the process.

2020 Dates

Location: Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp

Dates: 29 September – 2 October 2020

What past attendees say

Charlie Singleton

2018 Futures Attendee - Methodist Ladies College, Year 11

“The conference was a really great
experience which helped me to
refine my leadership skills and
future goals. It was a unique
opportunity to meet a group of
young people who could inspire
each other with their diverse
perspectives.”

Eva Marsh

2017 Futures Attendee - Presbyterian Ladies College, Year 11

"Futures was a great way to meet and get to know, not only other amazing people my age from all different schools and backgrounds with different goals in life, but also older UWA students who had amazing advice to give. I found the experience really valuable in helping me to discover my purpose and felt that all of the activities really flowed well into this common goal."

George Stribling

2016 Futures Attendee - Hale School, Year 11

“I found the conference really rewarding, not only because I met a whole new group of people, but more so because I walked away with a whole new set of skills I could use from the day the conference ended”