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We are delighted to invite you to the National Youth Science Forum’s (NYSF) 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Australian Parliament House on Monday, 19 August 2024. Join us as we celebrate four decades of inspiring the next generation of scientists and innovators.

This very special evening will feature distinguished speakers including, Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for Science and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, and Australia's Chief Defence Scientist, Professor Tanya Monro AC FAA FTSE FOSA FTSE FOSA FAIP.

In the spirit of the NYSF we are running a silent art auction during the evening to raise funds for our Access and Equity Scholarship Fund to support disadvantaged students to attend the 2025 NYSF Year 12 Program. We suggest you bring your credit card for the opportunity to support a great cause and take home a unique artwork created and donated by the who's who of Australian STEM professionals!

The Gala Dinner will also mark the grand finale of the three-day National Youth STEM Summit, where Australia’s brightest young talent network with top minds in industry, academia, and business. It's a night of celebration, inspiration, networking and connection in the heart of our nation's capital. For more information about the National Youth STEM Summit, please get in contact with our team at

We appreciate your ongoing support of the NYSF and hope to see you at the event.

Warm regards,

Dr Melanie Bagg GAICD, CEO of the National Youth Science Forum

Event details

Date: Monday, 19 August 2024

Time: 6:30 PM - Networking drinks | 7:00 PM - Formalities | 10:00 PM - Event conclusion

Venue: The Great Hall, Australian Parliament House, Canberra

Dress Code: Formal with a splash of ruby reflecting the 40th anniversary celebration

Cost: Standard $185 I Equity $100

Equity tickets are available for those who are full time students, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, live in rural or remote regions, have a disability or long-term health/medical condition, or are experiencing financial hardship

RSVP: Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night. RSVP now to secure your spot.

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