What is Fogarty Futures?

Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference empowers Year 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.

2024 Dates

Location: Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Date: 3rd October – 6th October

Cost: Approx. $100 (travel grants for students living in regional/remote areas, and financial aid is available)

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


2022 Futures Attendee - St Mary's Anglican Girls School, Year 10

“The Fogarty Futures Leadership Conference was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I had an absolutely amazing time at this camp, with a definite highlight for me being the UN Youth IPS activity. Through the workshops, I got to go out of my comfort zone and learn heaps of new skills, such as advocacy, having a growth mindset, speaking confidently, and effective communication skills. However, probably the time I learnt the most out of this camp was through my interactions with the other young leaders. Overall, I think this was an opportunity of a lifetime, and I feel much more motivated and eager to go out and make a real change in the world. I’m really going to miss everyone from this camp – both the absolutely awesome facilitators, and the wonderful students."


2022 Futures Attendee - MERCEDES COLLEGE, YEAR 11

"I am immensely grateful to have been given the opportunity to attend this unique leadership conference. Futures has shaped me into a confident, well-informed, resilient leader who is able to make my own decisions, helping me forge my own path to greatness. I have come out of Futures with the necessary leadership tools required to make my own impact in our ever changing society. Through relatable, informative discussions run by fantastic, experienced leaders, I now feel ready and willing to tackle any challenges, and live my life knowing I have the qualities of a true leader at hand."


2022 Futures Attendee - Aquinas College, Year 11

'While the many skills I learnt from the array of incredible presenters were interesting and immediately applicable to my life – both academically and in leadership – the greatest part of the Fogarty Conference was meeting so many incredible young people. The bar has been raised for me considerably after learning what my peers have accomplished, encouraging me to strive for greater goals, and I've made and strengthened bonds that have opened up opportunities I never would have been aware of otherwise"