Here’s what to expect at the 2022 YouthX Summit

Are you ready to be part of the hottest event on the December calendar? Do you want to hang with like-minded people and have an enriching experience that leaves you inspired? If you answered yes to either or both those questions, the good news is that the YouthX Summit is back!

Before we get into the deets, let’s recap how we got here.

YouthX is the 24/7 platform brought to you, the youth, by Unlocked.Me. Simply put, we created this movement to give you access to the resources, inspiration and mentorship that you need to unlock your potential through your passions. We want you to get ahead, live your best life, and do what makes you happy – but we also know that this is a complex journey to navigate. So, this is our way of taking the necessary action to help you get there.

As part of the 2022 edition of this campaign, we’ve hosted 4 category-specific YouthX Live events across the country, joined by our 16 changemakers. We’ve received loads of entries for the YouthX Awards, and now it’s finally time for it to come together at one epic event.

Here’s a reminder of our categories and the changemakers who will all be present at the YouthX Summit and ready to share the tricks of the trade with you:

Sport & Entertainment

  • Participation & Activities Director Kit aka Keitumetse Qhali – award-winning director.
  • Marketing & Commercialisation Thabo Moloi aka ‘Yvng Savage’ – gamer.
  • Broadcast & Media Julia Stuart – award-winning broadcaster, sports presenter and in-studio anchor.
  • Fitness & Wellness Chantel Struwig – fitness and wellness influencer.

Tech & Innovation

  • Software, app and product development Dr Cherise Dunn – pioneer in bringing 3D printing, additive-manufacturing and design-thinking education to South Africans.
  • Data Science Baratang Miya – founder of GirlHype Code.
  • Web3 Ulrico Grech-Cumbo – co-founder of one of the biggest virtual reality studios in the southern hemisphere, Habitat XR.
  • Law & Social Entrepreneurship Keitumetse Pule – 2021 YouthX Changemaker of the Year and co-founder of Legal Standpoint, an app-based legal tech start-up.

Social Good & Sustainability

  • Philanthropy Candice Chirwa – author, gender activist and thought leader.
  • Mental wellness through society Dr Gwen Tonyane – psychiatrist who works closely with the youth to help remove stigmas surrounding mental health.
  • Environmental Solutions Catherine Constantinides – humanitarian, environmental and climate-change activist.
  • Content Creation & Design Sonia Tona – designer, presenter and content creator who uses her craft to redefine and cultivate conversations around sustainability.

Arts & Culture

  • Visual & Literary Arts Trevor Stuurman – visionary, influential artist in the visual arts and fashion industry.
  • Fashion & Beauty Thatiso Dube – founder of GALXBOY, a brand that was designed for the youth by the youth.
  • Culinary: Mmiso Luphondo aka Mmisology – young entrepreneur whose talents in mixology have made him renowned.
  • Dance & Choreography Tarryn Alberts – award-winning street dancer.

Why should you be excited about this?

The aim of the YouthX Summit is to celebrate the highlights that we’ve experienced with you this year, hang out with our changemakers one last time, give young entrepreneurs the platform they need to get ahead, and most importantly, announce the winners of the 2022 YouthX Awards – all while being entertained by the best in the business.

If this sounds like the vibe you need in your life, join us on Saturday, 3 December at Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg. We’ll get the party started from 10:00. Book your free tickets now!