Leaders for impact.

The Youth Leaders’ Forum is an opportunity to inspire our emerging leaders to lead for impact and create meaningful change to shape the future of tomorrow.

Providing a platform of learning around excellence in leadership for all Year 11 students who attend a PMSA School.

Keynote Speaker for 2024

Macinley Butson
Co-Founder of Passionately Curious

Macinley Butson is recognised as one of Australia’s top young scientists who is devoted to improving the world through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Macinley is an innovator, pioneer, scientist, communicator and above all, a role model who is passionate about making a positive difference by asking big questions to solve global challenges.

On Thursday, 2 May Macinley spoke to our students about how being passionately curious can lead to meaningful change. Thank you to our hosts this year Brisbane Boys’ College and our Year 11 teachers and students for their support of this event. Watch the highlights from the forum here.

Details for the 2025 Youth Leaders’ Forum to come.

About the Youth Leaders’ Forum

The Youth Leaders’ Forum is designed to inspire and challenge our next generation of leaders with an opportunity to contemplate life, leadership and important social issues that impact the future of our nation and our world.

The forum is an annual event that promotes thought and debate among our emerging leaders as they come together and listen to the views of a remarkable leader as they share their inspirational leadership journeys.

A strategic initiative of the PMSA to foster academic excellence and innovation in our students, the forum is open to all Year 11 students and forms part their educational journey at a PMSA school.

Become a sponsor
for 2025

Become a sponsor of the Youth Leaders’ Forum in 2025 and support our leaders of tomorrow. Contact us to find out how we can partner together to make a difference.

Email: communications@pmsa-schools.edu.au

Previous speakers

Orange Sky Australia

Orange Sky co-founders Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett shared their remarkable leadership journey and how they brought their idea of providing a free laundry service for people experiencing homelessness and hardship to fruition through hard work, dedication and just ‘giving it a go’. 

Noel Pearson

The inaugural lecture, formerly known as the Australian Leadership Lecture, was presented by Australian Indigenous Leader Noel Pearson from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale on south eastern Cape York Peninsula. He challenged our students to think about what it means to be Australian and what our future identity could be.


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