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 schools, 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.

2021 Dates

Location: Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp

Date: 1-4 October 2021

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.

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 past attendees say

Ciara Franklin

2020 Futures Attendee - Great Southern Grammar, Year 11

“This was a fantastic opportunity that I was so fortunate to experience with other like-minded young people. A week full of engaging speakers, intellectual chats in our spare time and the forging of new friendships. This was the absolute foundation I needed to start to become a young leader. ”

Frediane Ndagijimana

2020 Futures Attendee - Ballajura Community College, Year 11

"Fogarty Futures was an incredible experience that allowed me to express and contribute my ideas of development and change within the world, in an environment of diverse, likeminded, passionate students. From across all different regions of WA, our entire unit of students, (consisting of a range of introverts and extroverts) were able to connect, create meaningful friendships and depart with a deeper understanding of the world, ready to continue our contribution in bettering our local communities and global society. We also engaged in workshops that promoted our personal and peer wellbeing, further breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and issues affecting teenagers in our current society."

Amy Carter

2020 Futures Attendee - Mount Lawley Senior High School, Year 10

“The Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference was an incredible experience that taught me so much about leadership and allowed me to connect with an amazing bunch of young people. All of the time spent at this conference was well worth it and I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to attend the camp. The memories made and lessons learnt will stick with me for years to come, and to anyone debating whether to apply, I highly recommend you do! ”