Unleash your potential at generationYOU Melbourne

Are you ready for a game changer? An experience that will help you unleash your potential when it comes to your career and life? Then join hundreds of millennials at generationYOU Melbourne this April and get the tools you need to ‘get shit done’ stand out from the crowd!

: Friday April 7, 2017
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Meeting Room 220 (go up via escalator 3)
Your Investment: $79 Students/$99 Full Fee >> Check out what this gets you
Tickets: Places are limited. Book now via Eventbrite.


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generationYOU in 60 seconds

Unlike your typical uni lecture, generationYOU, an explosive one-day event where you get the rare opportunity to learn and interact with local legends. Individuals who have been in your shoes and are passionate to share their journey, mistakes and learnings.


The day focusses on the skills all employers seek. Think communication, problem solving, personal branding, leadership, networking, resilience and more.


All skills which will help you to ‘get shit done’ and make you stand out from the crowd.


Irrespective of whether you are a student, school leaver, apprentice, graduate, unemployed or in your first job, the information learnt through generationYOU is critical.

What you will get out of the day

generationYOU is designed to help you learn from the experiences of local legends who have not only been in your shoes, but now recruit, manage and mentor young people.


Each attendee will walk away from the event with:


  • A certificate of attendance (definitely a bonus for the resume)
  • A targeted ation plan of steps to take in the two weeks following generationYOU – all geared to helping you unleash your potential
  • 3 months free acces to generationYOU Digital – launching in April
  • Access to our peer to peer network for further questions, learning and support

Furthermore, the event will give you the opportunity to:


  • Strengthen those critical skills which will help you stand out of the crowd (leadership, problem solving, emotional intelligence & more)
  • Ask tonnes of questions (even those that are specific to you and your journey)
  • Create an action plan made up of ideas, tips and learnings designed to help you get the job you want and be awesome at it
  • Engage with the speakers (aka local legends)
  • Gain those all important “real world” skills and knowledge that you don’t usually get in the classroom
  • Make new friends, build your network and learn to leverage your contacts
  • Listen to inspiring startup stories
  • Learn how to create your own opportunities and hustle your way to success!

Program and Speakers

09:00Welcome to generationYOU
Lisa Renneisen, generationYOU
Brea Rhind, Energy Australia
09:20Unleash your potential & make good stuff happen!!

We start the day with a fireside chat as our opening speaker tells their own career journey including their challenges, learnings and successes. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and gain a unique insight into her thought processes, expectations and advice!

Alex McBride, The 5th

10:00Learn to network like a pro.

Networking – it’s important, so we’re addressing it up front. In this hands on session we will bust some networking myths, show you how to approach strangers at a networking event, help you find new contacts in unlikely places and talk about how to foster relationships that matter.

Adam Jelic, MiGoals

10:30Opportunities to Learn and Lead

FLTLT Jacqueline Killian, RAAF

 10:40Morning Break
 11:00Enterprise skills to help you stand out of the crowd.

Confused on what enterprise skills actually are? Think: leadership, problem solving, creative thinking, communication and emotional intelligence. Master this toolbox and you will quickly build a strong reputation in your industry or organisation.

Leadership: Squadron Leader Jocelyn Williams, RAAF
Problem Solving: Stefan Mauger, Cochlear
Emotional IntelligenceChristopher Gilpin, Development Beyond Learning
Communication at Work: Jessica Hudswell, Telstra

 13:20Quick review and recap.

Brea Rhind, Energy Australia

13:30Defining what a career really means.

We spend much time striving to launch our ideal career. But what is a career really? In this session we will explore different perspectives on what a career actually is and how your work can be part of a happy and fulfilling life.

AJ Kulatunga, BLKMGK

14:00Get the job you really want. Then be awesome at it. Career corner, presented by Ashurst.

Whether you are looking for your first job, a part time role, internship, this session is all about employability – practical advice to help you apply for your next role. Our gurus are here just to answer your questions around the job application process and everything that goes with it.

Lauren Evans, Ashurst
James Law, Envato

14.40Afternoon Break
15.00Building an outstanding personal brand

Your personal brand is the most powerful asset that you will manage throughout your career. Which is exactly why it is essential to learn the principles of brand management and the specific actions you can take to ensure you are building the personal brand that you want.

Jenna Waite-Leonard, Think HQ

15:30Panel discussion: The future of work.

‘Work’ as we know it is in flux. Gone are the days of a two or three jobs for life, a career ladder and 9-5. This panel is all about understanding current and future work patterns, helping you to recognize opportunities and develop the appropriate skills to navigate your work life.

Levi Aron, Deliveroo
Virginia Lovett, Melbourne Theatre Company
Shona McPherson, Foundation for Young Australians
Susan Middleditch, Department of Premier and Cabinet

16:10Wrap up and conclusion.
16:20generationYOU ends.


generationYOU will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre,  located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf.

When you arrive at the Convention and Exhibition Centre you will need to make your way to the Convention Centre part of the complex.

Once you are on the ground floor of the Convention Centre, make your way to Escalator 3 and take the escalator up to the 2nd floor.

When you reach the 2nd floor, you will see the generationYOU signage and registration desk right in front of you.

If you get stuck along the way, just ask one of the convention centre staff for help and directions.

Refer to this page
 for more information about getting to the convention centre including public transport and parking options.

You will need to check in at the registration desk in the first instance to grab your name tag and goodie bag. The registration desk will be located right outside Meeting Room 220 – you will be able to spot it from the generationYOU pop up banners!