DAY 1: Saturday, 22nd September

We’ve got a jam-packed schedule, but it’s not all yet confirmed! Here is a rough sketch of what we have planned so far. It’ll be a big weekend. Energy level required: High!

8:15 AM

Participant check in + registration

All attendees at the event will be required to check in at the registration desk to receive their event lanyard, program, and more!

8:45 AM

Summit Opening

After all registrations have been completed, Sarah Lance, CEO of St John Ambulance (NSW) will open and introduce the summit!

9:00 AM

Ice Breaker

The AYAN team want to get to know you! So we’ll have an icebreaker activity for everyone to get to know each other.

9:15 AM

Plenary Session

Speaker: Jacci Tatnell, Head of Youth & Schools Programmes, St John New Zealand

Our very special guest will be kicking off Boundless 2018 by telling us about the youth and schools programmes of St John NZ!

10:00 AM

Morning Tea

Time for a mid morning snack!

10:30 AM

Presentation: The Thankyou Story

Speaker: Pete Yao – Chief Impact Officer, Thankyou

Pete is Chief Impact Officer at Thankyou, a social enterprise that exists to empower people to play a part in ending global poverty through simple everyday purchases. Thankyou gives 100% of profits from its range of over 45 consumer products across water, body care, food and baby to fund access to safe water, sanitation and maternal and child health respectively. So far, they’ve given more than $5.5 million to help hundreds of thousands of people in need.

Pete’s knowledge of international development and passion for the developing world paved the way to his current role, ensuring all of Thankyou’s projects are sustainable, cutting edge and committed to empowering communities. He shares the story of Thankyou so far, his vast knowledge of international development, as well as Thankyou’s global goals.

11:15 AM

Consultation: Roses and thorns

What are the things that smell like roses and needle you like prickly thorns about St John? The chances are that every participant will have something to say on this topic!

11:45 AM

Question & Answer Session

Having a vision and how to get there.

You’ll have an opportunity to ask some important questions of the decision makers of the organisation. Join our panel made up of St John CEOs, a National Board member and senior Manager and bombard them with your questions!

12:15 PM


Get some food in the middle of a busy day.

1:00 PM

Body Percussion

Body percussion is the creation of percussive sounds using body movements and body parts exclusively. As an art form, it is very old. Probably one of the first expressions of music and dance.

1:45 PM

Presentation: An exciting clinical session!

Speaker:  DR ALEX CARDENAS – State Paramedic, St John (NSW)

Online simulation and clinical decision-making. This topic makes us swoon! Learn about the role of online simulation in improving clinical practice and methods of clinical decision-making.

2:30 PM

Consultation: Why young people leave

Both the 2016 and 2017 National Youth Member Survey results tell us that lots of young members have thought about leaving in the last 12 months. Thoughts of leaving also relate to length of membership—that is, the longer you stay the more likely you are to feel like leaving St John. Can you shed light on why? Share you ideas and opinions during this consultation and we will advocate our results to senior leaders in the organisation.

3:30 PM

Afternoon Tea

4:00 PM

Presentation: Young People Making An Impact!

Speaker: An inspirational young person from Orange Sky

Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness – an idea founded in a Brisbane garage by two 20-year-old mates, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett. In late 2014, the boys installed a couple of washing machines and dryers in the back of their old van and visited parks around Brisbane to wash and dry clothes for free. What started as an idea to improve hygiene standards and restore dignity to people doing it tough has evolved into something much bigger and more powerful.

4:45 PM

Consultation: Safety in divisions and at events

The 2017 National Youth Member Survey results told us that a proportion of young members don’t always feel safe at their division or group, or while attending events. AYAN and the organisation’s leaders want to know more about why this is, so we will be seeking your experiences and opinions during this consultation session.

5:00 PM

That’s a wrap for Day 1!

The formal proceedings of the day finish here. However, make sure you join us for the Networking Event later on.

6:00 PM

Networking Event

Snacks will be provided! You may catch some of our guest speakers floating around for a chat.

DAY 2: Sunday, 23rd September

Day 2 of the summit will be half day, allowing for attendees to travel back home and rest up before the week starts. Or why not choose to stay in Sydney for a mini holiday.

9:00 AM

Ice Breaker

The AYAN team want to get to know you! So we’ll have an icebreaker activity for everyone to get to know each other.

9:15 AM

Presentation: The Australian Youth Advisory Network

Speakers: The AYAN Team

Ever wondered who we are, what we do and why we do it? Wonder no more. The AYAN team is here to give you the low down on all things AYAN.

9:45 AM

Presentation: Music festivals and the challenges for emergency services

Speaker: Elliot Williams – State Paramedic, St John (NSW)

Ever wondered about the challenges of music festivals for organisations like St John and others? What are the strategies used to overcome these challenges? Elliot will answer many of your questions during his informative presentation.

10:30 AM

Morning Tea

Time for a mid morning snack!

11:00 AM

Presentation: Peer Support In St John

Speaker: Didier Moutia – Peer Support Officer, St John (NSW)

Mental well-being is important for all human beings, but especially so for those on the front line as first-responders. Peer support plays an important role in maintaining a healthy headspace. Find out about its role in St John and the NSW approach in Didier’s presentation.

11:45 AM

Consultation: eLearning in St John

Ever used St John’s eLearning courses during your membership? Are they quality products and how do they stack up against other organisation’s eLearning courses? Tell us what you think and how St John can do it better! The results from this session will be provided to the National Training Quality Group.

12:15 PM

A Farewell from AYAN!

We’ll be saying farewell to all you amazing young people who made Boundless 2018 a success.

12:30 PM

The Last Lunch

Sit down, have a snack, reflect on everything you’ve learnt this weekend. And say goodbye to your new interstate friends! We’re sure you’ll keep in touch.