Welcome to the Next Gen Western Australia Showcase Event For 2023!
We have an action-packed evening planned to showcase the amazing young changemakers and innovative educators nominated as part of the Next Gen Western Australia Showcase Event for 2023. We've created this page with all the key information you will need for the awards ceremony.
Explore the Western Australia Showcase Event program.
Meet the finalists for our four West Australian award categories.
Meet the judges that helped us shortlist our finalists.
Wednesday 1st November 2023 | 5pm - 8pm AWST
Here are some of the key details you'll need to know for the Next Gen Western Australia Showcase Event 2023. If you require assistance, please chat to the team wearing black BOP lanyards and they will be happy to help.
Date & Time:
Wednesday 1st November 2023
5pm - 8pm
Food & Refreshments:
There will be a grazing board and non-alcoholic beverages available for all attendees from 5-6pm.
Should you have any additional questions, make sure to download our information pack here.
Accessing The Venue:
There is free parking available in the PB1 Green Parking Bay (pictured below).
The venue is easily accessible by public transport (Curtin Central Bus Station).
Bloom, St Catherine's College
Building 433, University Boulevard, Bentley, West Australia
We encourage you to wear formal attire or school uniform.
Wednesday 1st November 2023 | 5pm - 8pm AWST
We have an action-packed evening planned to showcase the amazing young changemakers and innovative educators nominated as part of the Next Gen Western Australia Showcase Event for 2023. Here is our program for the showcase event:
5pm - 6pm
Attendee Arrival & Registration
6pm - 6:20pm
6:20pm - 6:30pm
6:30pm - 6:50pm
The Journey To Success
6:50pm - 7:00pm
7:00pm - 7:10pm
7:10pm - 7:30pm
(un)Learning: What Got You Here Won't Get You There
7:30pm - 7:40pm
7:40pm - 7:50pm
7:50pm - 7:55pm
Registration will open from 5pm for attendees to get signed in, grab a bite to eat and start networking with the other young changemakers, industry innovators, and community leaders.
At 6pm our formalities will begin with an official welcome from the Master Of Ceremonies, Scott Millar.
The National Gen Z Of The Year award was awarded to Kshithij Chandrashekar at the Next Gen National Awards Ceremony on the 23rd of October. We will be presenting Kshithij with his trophy and celebrating his achievements.
The National Innovative Educator Of The Year award was awarded to Michelle Fitzpatrick at the Next Gen National Awards Ceremony on the 23rd of October. We will be presenting Michelle with her trophy and celebrating her achievements.
Jeremy is the Co-Founder of Student Edge, Australia’s largest student membership with 1.3M members. He went from student to entrepreneur, starting and building a business over the last 20 years and sharing his story of an “overnight” success. A passionate champion for young people and the startup ecosystem, Jeremy is a sought-after speaker, coach and entrepreneur in residence at Murdoch University, Spacecubed & Stephen Michael Foundation.
The Young Leader Of The Year award will go to a student who has made a significant impact in their local community through the development of their leadership abilities. Finalists for our West Australia Young Leader Of The Year for 2023 include:
The Young Innovator Of The Year award, powered by Federation University, will go to a student who has demonstrated the ability to push the boundaries as they have developed an out-of-the-box solution to a challenge presented to them. Finalists for the West Australia Young Innovator Of The Year 2023 include:
In a fast-changing world, approaches that brought you success in the past, might not work so well in the future. Unlearning is learning to think and behave differently, when there are already beliefs, behaviours, or assumptions in place (that get in the way). Dr Jo Hawkins from the University Of Western Australia will argue that for today’s young people, the ability to “unlearn” will be just as important as the ability to learn! She will share real-life stories of how the process of learning, unlearning, and relearning led to success. She will also discuss how skills related to innovation and entrepreneurship can help us challenge entrenched ways of thinking and develop new ways of working together.
The Innovative Educator Of The Year award will go to an educator who has gone above and beyond in their pursuit to educate and empower the next generation of young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. Finalists for our West Australian Innovative Educator Of The Year for 2023 include:
The Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award will go to a student who has developed and demonstrated their entrepreneurial skills in order to bring their business idea to life in a scalable way. Finalists for our West Australian Young Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2023 include:
After an action-packed evening full of inspiration, innovation and empowerment, or Master Of Ceremonies, Scott Millar will be delivering the closing remarks and officially closing the Next Gen Western Australia Showcase Event for 2023.
Showcasing The Next Generation Of Top Young Talent Across The Country
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