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Future Young Leaders Program

The voice of the future.

About the program

The Future Young Leaders Program is designed to build the capacity of emerging thought leaders while providing the opportunity to share their stories, passions and research for agriculture.

The program will see see Future Young Leaders selected, with one voted in through a Peoples Choice voting period. All seven Future Young Leaders will have the opportunity to work with an industry professional as their mentor, refining their idea and presentation in the lead up to the evokeAG. 2023 event.

The cohort will receive one delegate ticket to attend the event as an evokeAG. Future Young Leader where they will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, and showcase their idea in front of an audience on the main stage. This will be followed by an exclusive ‘Future Young Leaders Evening’ aimed at facilitating conversations and connections between their cohort, Partners and key stakeholders.

This year potential leaders must address the following scenario in their application: “You are standing on the main stage at evokeAG. 2023 in Adelaide in front of 1,500 agrifood innovation enthusiasts from around the globe – what do you want to say to them to capture their attention and create impact?”. This response will help to shape successful applicants showcase presentation.

Sponsorship of the Future Young Leaders program is a collaboration between Australia’s 15 Research & Development Corporations (RDCs) through the Council of RDCs. 

Thank you to Australian Eggs, Australian Meat Processor Corporation, Australian Pork, Australian Wool Innovation Limited, Cotton Research and Development Corporation, Dairy Australia, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Forest & Woods Products Australia, Grains Research and Development Corporation, Hort Innovation, LiveCorp, Meat and Livestock Australia, Sugar Research Australia, Wine Australia and AgriFutures Australia. 

Who are we looking for?

  • Passionate individuals who have key ideas, stories, passions or research relating to agricultural industries
  • Young leaders who are motivated to promote a sustainable and innovative future for rural communities and are already taking steps to achieve this
  • Aspiring individuals seeking opportunities to build-capacity, network and grow as a “voice of the future”.

What will you receive?

  • 1x delegate ticket to the evokeAG. 2023 Down to Earth event held February 21-22, 2022 in Adelaide
  • Mentoring sessions with an industry professional to refine your idea and presentation
  • Showcase your ideas to the Australian and New-Zealand Innovation ecosystem on stage at evokeAG. 2023
  • Exposure to networking and capacity building opportunities
  • Exclusive Future Young Leaders evening, facilitating conversations and connections between your cohort of Future Young Leaders, Partners and Key Stakeholders
  • Travel and accommodation for attendance of the evokeAG. 2023 event.

Showreel

2020 Future Young Leaders Program

Watch highlights from the latest evokeAG. event.

Timeline

  • Monday, 30 May: Applications open
  • Sunday, 3 July: Applications Close
  • Monday, 18 July: First seven places confirmed
  • Tuesday, 19 – Tuesday, 26 July: People’s Choice Award online voting period
  • Tuesday, 26 July: People’s Choice Award places confirmed
  • Thursday, 4 August: Public announcement of all Future Young Leaders.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicants must be aged between 18 – 30 years (as of 31, December 2022)
  2. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand
  3. Applicants must be available to travel to Adelaide around 20-22, February 2023 to participate in evokeAG
  4. Applicants must not have participated in the evokeAG. Future Young Leader program in 2019 or 2020, however applicants that applied and were not successful are eligible to apply for the 2023 program
  5. Applicants must have read and understood the evokeAG. Future Young Leaders Terms & Conditions.  

Become one of our next Future Young Leaders.

Applications open Monday, 30 May 2022 until Sunday, 3 July 2022.

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