Source: Government of Queensland Regions
Minister for Youth Di Farmer said young Queenslanders aged 12 to 25 were eligible to apply for a place, where they can collaborate with social media influencers and the world’s biggest social media companies.
“I’m delighted to announce a fantastic line-up of young influencers will be joining us at CONVO2019, along with Facebook, Instagram, Google and YouTube,” Ms Farmer said.
“Alright Hey (aka Matt), Emma Carey, Rory Eliza, Nathan Charles and Riley Hemson are some of the young social media stars who will be taking up the anti-bullying cause.”
The event will be held on Monday 21 October at the Queensland State Netball Centre in Nathan.
Ms Farmer said the line-up of influences will share stories about their personal challenges and experiences of cyberbullying.
“The Palaszczuk Government wants young people everywhere to know that they are not alone,” she said.
“CONVO2019’s incredible guests will help spread the message to their dedicated fans that bullying in any shape or form will not be tolerated.
“Young people who attend the conference will get to share ideas and help form solutions about how we can make bullying history.
“Participants will choose a winning idea that will form the basis of a statewide anti-bullying campaign to will drive real action.
“I encourage all young Queenslanders to apply to attend this amazing event.”
Applicants need to answer in 25 words or less why they want to participate in CONVO2019, with more than 100 places available for young Queenslanders. Visit www.qld.gov.au/convo2019 to apply.
Applications close 12pm on Friday 4 October 2019 and successful applicants will be notified in the week beginning Monday 7 October 2019.
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