National Conference





2017 MYAN National Conference

Young people in a multicultural world: Rethinking a new policy and practice agenda 

23 – 24th November 2017
Arts West, University of Melbourne, Australia


We live in times of complex and constant change. We are more interconnected - economically, environmentally, politically, socially - than ever before. We also face challenges that are global in scale and complexity.

Refugee and migrant young people are impacted by these global trends at multiple levels. 

The 2017 MYAN Conference will consider the  experiences of young people in the context of current global challenges and explore how research, policy and practice can address these into the future.

Exploring the themes ‘Global Citizenship’, ‘Education to Work’ and ‘Social Cohesion’, the two day event will bring together international and local policymakers, practitioners, young people, academics and the business sector.

We hope the conference brings us one step closer to developing forward-looking, evidence-based strategic directions for research, policy and practice - helping young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds thrive over coming decades in an equitable, socially cohesive Australia.

Download a flyer for the conference here.






Sen. Hon. Zed Seselja

Hon. Tony Burke MP

Sen. Richard Di Natale

Prof. Fethi Mansouri

Anya Satyanand

Prof. Helena De Anstiss

Dr Tim Soutphommasane

Megan Mitchell

Prof. Anita Harris

Assoc. Prof. Amanda Third

Assoc. Prof. Audrey Yue

Dorcas Utkovic

Apajok Biar


Download the speaker and moderator list