Griffin Blizzard, 23 years old, believes the Tasmanian Youth Conference is a vital way for young people to have their voices heard.
Since Mr Blizzard first attended a Youth Network of Tasmania forum seven years ago he has become a board member of the organisation.
“I started off going to TYF forums for the main reason that it was my chance to have my say and have my opinions and those of my peers communicated on a state level and have an impact for real change communicated directly to government,” he said.
He adds the forums and conferences are a vital way for young people to make sure policies and decisions that directly relate to them are influenced by them.
“It’s really energising to get a few hundred young people in the same room, all with different ideas and different perspectives talking about real issues that affect young people,” he said.