genYOU Adelaide
You have the skills. You know you're good. It's time to leap from good to exceptional.

Over the past 6 years, generationYOU has created a thriving community of young people: students, graduates, young professionals, school leavers and dreamers, with one thing in common - a strong desire to unleash their potential at work (and in life)! 

Our generationYOU Adelaide event is all about giving you the opportunity to learn directly from local legends, entrepreneurs, mentors and managers, whilst growing your network, interacting with our partners and developing your skills.

Join us to learn and build on skills that all employers seek, help you get sh*t done, unleash your potential and stand out from the crowd!

Event at a glance

Date: Friday September 10, 2021
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre
Cost: $50 Students or $90 Full Fee

What you will walk away with...

One // Amped up enterprise skills - crucial to being exceptional in any job!

Two // The opportunity to ask our industry experts and get #NoFilter answers to your biggest career questions. Check out our speaker hall of fame.

Three // The opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded speakers, attendees and peers who are at varying stages of their career journey.

The program

Welcome to generationYOU!

Co-founders of genYOU, Lisa Renneisen, will kick off the day with some info about genYOU, the day, and how you can make the most of it. 

Lisa Renneisen, generationYOU
Fireside chat: The good, the bad and the ugly - how to get to the top of your game!

An informal chat with a local legend (details to come...) sharing their #NoFilter approach to wins, failures and learnings. This is a great opportunity to get behind-the-scenes with someone who is not only successful in their field but who wants to help you hustle and reach your goals!

Eva Balan-Vnuk, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Nadine Zrinzo, generationYOU
Seizing opportunities in a brave new world.

The world has changed. The economy is different. With these changes comes a different perspective on the world of work, on the opportunities you should be seizing and also on new industries, roles and jobs being created in our brave new world. 

Speaker TBC
Networking. Turn strangers into connections & friends into raving fans

Whilst there is an art to networking, the challenge is in maintaining and growing relationships that matter. Irrespective of whether you're a student, graduate, first jobber or school leaver, being able to leverage your connections is a skill that will benefit you for life. 

Lisa Renneisen, generationYOU
Wellbeing and resilience - forever skills.

Chronic pandemic stress is real and it’s changing your brain! Irrespective of who you are, the past 18 months have been tough. Between missed opportunities, loneliness, changes in the way we live, and the constant worry of lockdowns, we’re simply exhausted.

Fiona Kerr, NeuroTech Institute
Building an outstanding personal brand.

Your personal brand is the most powerful asset that you will carry with you throughout your life. It often precedes you and is certainly what people will remember. To build your own personal brand is to understand your values, strengths and traits; create an action plan; and maintain your brand over time.

David O'Laughlin, KWP!
Thriving in a hybrid world - new transferrable skills to take you from uni to the office.

Jumping from URL to IRL and back again is a new real-world skill. And honestly it's one which even seasoned professionals are struggling with. We'll discuss the dos and don’ts, and how you can shine on screen.

Maddie Clise, RAA
The big career panel: All your recruitment and career questions answered.

A career Q&A session with a super panel of local legends who'll briefly talk about their experiences in the workplace and will be available to answer any questions you might have on applying for jobs, starting your first job, career management, negotiation, work life balance & anything else you can think of!

Rachel Gunston, Accenture
Ren Papilion, Rivergum Projects
Cathy Riach, BAE Systems Australia

The speakers

Eva Balan-Vnuk
Executive Director, ICT & Digital Government, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, SA Government
Madeleine Clise
Early Talent Career Consultant
Rachel Gunston
Early Careers Engagement Lead - ANZ
Fiona Kerr
CEO NeuroTech Institute
David O’Loughlin
Ren Papilion
Development Manager
Rivergum Projects
Tom Pennington
Technology Consulting Director
PwC Adelaide
Lisa Renneisen
Nadine Zrinzo

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Please note all generationYOU events have been specifically designed for young people (17-28) to get the most out of their
transition from education into the workforce.

The COVID of it all...

During the Adelaide event, we will be following Covid Safe restriction which are in place. These include:
  • Masks will be required during the whole event. You are allowed to remove your mask only for eating and/or drinking. As per government requirements, an attendee who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition must provide evidence. Further detail can be found here
  • As we will be serving up some yummy foods, all genYOU attendees must be seated when eating. Whilst you are eating and drinking, a mask does not need to be worn. Suitable distancing has been allowed for.
  • Water fountains are no longer allowed. We will have a staff member serving water but we do recommend you bringing your own bottle for the morning session.
  • Access into the venue will be more restricted than past events. We will be located in the West Building. You must access the venue via the West Entrance. You will not be able to gain access from another point of the building


To get you up-to-date with all things generationYOU Adelaide, we've included our most popular FAQs below. If you're looking for something specific, drop us an email on and we will do our best to help you out!
What is generationYOU Adelaide?
At our one-day events, we focus on the skills all employers seek from graduates. Think communication, problem solving, personal branding, leadership, networking, emotional intelligence and more. 

While these might sound basic, they are the skills that give attendees the kick-start to start hustling, getting sh*t done and standing out from the crowd. To date, we have run our one day events in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide! 
Does it matter what I'm studying?
Regardless of your degree or ideal job, our sessions are applicable to everyone! Our sessions cover skills that everyone needs regardless of their future of current role.
Do I need to bring anything?
We'll be giving you a notebook and program to guide you throughout the day. However, if you're a person who likes to jot down heaps of takeaways then make sure you bring all your necessary tech or stationery!
Is there a dress code?
There isn’t a strict dress code to abide by, however wearing smart casual attire is definitely the recommended outfit of the day … AKA dress for comfort with a little bit of style!
What's the food situation?
As part of your ticket, we’ll be providing lunch. However, if you like to snack, make sure you bring some nibbles to keep those munchies at bay!