Matthew Cowdrey at Young Minds 2013

Matt Cowdrey returned home from the 2012 Paralympics in London as Australia's greatest ever Olympian. With 13 gold medals, Matt surpassed Australian runner Tim Sullivan's previous record of 10 gold. He finished the Games with 23 medals, an incredible achievement…more ›

Matthew Cowdrey
Paralympic champion
Carla Rinaldi at Young Minds 2013

Professor Carla Rinaldi is an internationally-renowned advocate for children and childhood. Her expertise, work and experience continue to influence and inspire children's learning and growing around the world. Carla is the President of Reggio Children and the Found…more ›

Carla Rinaldi
Child advocate
Tenzin Gyatso at Young Minds 2013

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, is the leader of Tibetan Buddhism and a spiritual leader revered worldwide. His travels in the cause of peace and a free Tibet have made him an international celebrity. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1989 for his non-violent strugg…more ›

Tenzin Gyatso
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carol Dweck at Young Minds 2013

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is a leading researcher in the field of motivation and is Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research focuses on how to foster the motivation and resilience that people need to reach their goals. She has lectured to education, bus…more ›

Carol Dweck
Motivation researcher
Stanford University
Marita Cheng at Young Minds 2013

Young Australian of the Year 2012, Marita Cheng, has demonstrated vision and leadership well beyond her years and is dedicated to encouraging young women to become interested in a career in engineering. The daughter of Chinese parents, Marita was born and raised in far …more ›

Marita Cheng
Young Australian 2012


Featuring special guest His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Young Minds 2013 is an exciting forum exploring the vital issues facing our youth today. Be engaged and motivated by a summit of 40+ leading thinkers.

Keynotes include Professor Carol Dweck, USA, leading psychologist and researcher in the field of motivation, Dr Wendy Mogel, USA, acclaimed clinical psychologist, parenting expert and best-selling author, Professor Carla Rinaldi, Italy, internationally renowned advocate for children and childhood, Mia Freedman, editor and publisher of and Matthew Cowdrey, Australia’s most successful Paralympian.


Young Minds 2013

Enjoy our potent mix of cutting edge research, philosophical, scientific and social perspectives and inspiring personal stories.

Be inspired and informed by many other amazing minds including Professor Todd Kashdan, USA, clinical psychologist and pioneering researcher into curiosity and resilience, Carl Honoré, UK, leding proponent of the Slow Movement, Marc Prensky, USA, tech savvy educator and visionary on education and learning, Gretel Killeen, TV and radio presenter, Marita Cheng and Yassmin Abdel-Magied, both incredible young Australians, Professor Toni Noble, leading educator and educational psychologist, Rachael Fisher, teacher and founder of KindKids, Benson Saulo, Australian youth representative to the United Nations ... and many others.  

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From the producers of the Happiness & Its Causes and Mind & Its Potential conferences

A vibrant conference experience 

Be stimulated by a meeting of extraordinary minds grappling with the most important issues in the youth space.  

Some of the topics we'll explore at include:

  • How do we grow a good person
  • Learning and engagement
  • Technology and the iGeneration
  • Inspiration and success
  • Positive human qualities
  • Our world, our future
  • Young minds today

Our must-see new event! 

Whether your goal is to better educate your students, inspire young people in your care or empower your children to reach their full potential, the Young Minds conference is for you!

The conference is purpose designed for teachers, psychologists, healthcare, social and youth workers and more.

In-depth workshops ...

Our workshops allow you to delve more deeply into our conference themes.

We have following workshops on offer:

  • Changing mindsets
  • Visions of creativity in education
  • Kids need connection - learning and living positive relationships
  • LIFE LAB: Join the experiment!
  • Raising Resilient Children and Teenagers
  • Brain Gain: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom
  • Humane Education – Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots


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