Melbourne High Future Minds Conference
MHS Future Minds is a student run initiative that aims to bring together students from all backgrounds to share ideas and discuss the kind of future we want to create. The primary goal is to provide a plethora of opportunities for students to create, innovate and share their passions to the world.
In 2018, the main focus of Future Minds is on student leadership and empowerment. On the 27th of April, the Future Minds Conference was held and aimed to empower youth to strive and create a better future for not only themselves but also the wider community, whilst teaching personal advocacy skills that will be invaluable.
During the conference, students from five of Victoria’s selective schools were invited to collaborate in teams of 7-9 to create innovative projects on one of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over a span of eight weeks. In this presentation assembly, students will pitch their social enterprise and business ideas to a judging panel. The winning team will have access to a sum of monetary funding along with exclusive mentoring from the CEO of 6 successful startups, and a work experience placement and tour of innovative tech start-up Trendy Rhino’s Headquarters.
The judges come from a variety of organisations such as Global Citizen, UN
Youth, NAB, Trendy Rhino, YGAP and Crimson Education to assess these student projects. Not only will this provide students with an excellent opportunity to engage with other students sharing a similar passion, but also to develop key enterprise skills which will prove invaluable in the future.
teaching personal advocacy skills that will be invaluable.
MHS will be hosting an array of prominent speakers from a variety of organisations to
allow the students to gain a wide range of ideas on how to make active change in their community from various perspectives.
Note: Guest speakers are currently in the process of being arranged, however, in
previous years, they have had speakers from Thankyou Water, World Vision and Oxfam.
It will also provide students with an excellent opportunity to engage with other students sharing a similar passion and to expand their social links which will prove invaluable in the future.
Morning tea may be provided; students encouraged to bring or buy lunch.
The Future Minds team does not require staff accompanying students to the MHS Future Minds Conference. This event will not be staffed by a Nossal staff member.
Dress Code: Full School Uniform
Transport: Students will be expected to travel independently to and from Melbourne High School. They should arrive at 8:30am. They will need a MYKI with sufficient funds for the return journey. Should students have difficulties during transit, if they are going to be late, or if they are ill and unable to make it on the day, they are to immediately contact Mr Delaney. Students will be dismissed from Melbourne High School at the conclusion of the event.