YTN Events Calendar

We hold social and professional development events throughout the year

The Young Tourism Network holds up Professional Development seminars as well as social events that will feature some great speakers and venues, and most of all – the opportunity for you to network and have a great time with our industry colleagues. See what’s coming up:


When: Tuesday 27 June @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Crown College

Witnessed across almost every industry, they are the disruptors and innovators. Our focus in this seminar is on the latest innovations, technology and trends that are impacting our industry. 

You will hear from:


By Samuel Zeller

Hamish Palmer: Experience and Interpretation Manager
Emma Campbell: Senior Manager, Brand and Audience

The Museums Victoria collection is vast and eclectic with 17 million objects ranging from the world famous racehorse PharLap to the infamous sad otter, an internet sensation. The Museums hold a number of permanent and touring exhibitions like the recent blockbuster exhibition Jurassic World. Hamish and Emma will uncover lessons on disruption and talk through some of their most innovative campaigns.


Sarah McArthur: Senior Service Designer and Project Lead

CityLab is a creative space built on the philosophy of working with the community to understand future challenges and to start prototyping solutions that will bring positive change to our city. In this seminar, you will find out more about CityLab’s new visitor experience project.


Dexter Eugenio and Jacob Paris

Let’s explore the world of Virtual and Augmented Reality and what it means for the tourism industry. Dexter and Jacob will explain how these technologies are poised to divide and shake up the industry and why the future of tourism is closer to ‘Total Recall and The Matrix’.

Registration closes soon, so hurry! Click HERE to reserve your spot



When: Wednesday 19 July @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Eureka Skydeck followed by drinks at The Ludlow Bar

eureka skydeckJoin us on a famil to the Eureka Skydeck, the highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere. Melbourne’s greatest point of view, high up on the 88th floor and 285 metres above sea level, Eureka Skyeck is one of the most stunning observation decks in the world.

What do you need to know:

  • 5.20pm: Meet us at the entrance of Eureka Skydeck 88
  • 5.30pm to 6.30pm: Tour and talk with Caitlin Tepper, Eureka Skydeck’s Sales & Marketing Manager
  • 6.30pm: Join us for a drink* at the Ludlow Bar, opposite the Eureka Tower

This offer is limited to 25 YTN Members, so hurry!

Interesting facts:

  • Eureka Skydeck 88 is the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere
  • The top of the Tower can flex up to 600mm in high winds
  • With the fastest lifts in the Southern Hemisphere, it takes 38 seconds to reach level 88
  • Home to a world first, The Edge extends from Eureka Tower’s 88th floor and suspends you nearly 300 meters over Melbourne in a glass cube – glass walls, ceiling and floor

*Drinks are at your own cost


Thanks to our Partner, Eureka Skydeck 


When: Thursday, 10 August @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Crown College

Our industry will always have elements of risk. It is crucial that all emergency response tactics, security measures and safety standards are well understood to support the visitor experience. So how do we ensure that appropriate processes are in place and that they are followed during a threat?



Stuart Toplis – Manager Industry Sustainability at the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

Stuart Toplis has considerable travel and tourism industry experience, particularly in the areas of regional tourism, sustainable tourism and crisis management and holds a Doctor of Philosophy, specialising in sustainable tourism.

Stuart is currently employed by Tourism Events and Visitor Economy branch within the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, in the role of Manager Industry Sustainability. He has responsibility for a number of industry development matters, including sustainable tourism, tourism signing, tourism health and safety and crisis management. Stuart has been responsible for the development of innovative industry support products such as the Talking Up Tourism toolkit, Open for Business crisis management guide, Tourism Crisis Management Planning: A guide for destination managers as well as a suite of materials to assist tourism businesses engage with clients on bushfire safety.

As a key part of his role, Stuart works closely with senior personnel of Victoria’s emergency services agencies and represents TEVE and the tourism industry on a number of crisis-related committees, including the State Emergency Management Team.



When: Tuesday, 10 October @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Crown College

Ever wondered what a successful career path looks like in our industry? This seminar is where you can learn how others have done it, gain inspiration from their employment journey and map your own pathway. It includes some practical advice to support you in the creation of your own career blueprint!

Speakers TBC


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