Brum Youth Trends: Summit 2019

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Birmingham Town Hall


B3 3DQ

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Young people are decision makers: they are making decisions everyday about who they are, who they want to be, and therefore, they are deciding what this city will be like in the future. Young people are powerful. We just don’t treat them as such.

We want to help you tap into that power; unlock deep insight into what they think the city’s biggest opportunities and challenges are and help you to find better ways to build on that wisdom in a way that improves your city, your business, your citizenship.

Building on the unparalleled success of the Brum Youth Trends summit in 2018, we’re back on 16th October 2019 at Town Hall Birmingham, bringing together over 400 people to get first access to the 2019 report.

As one of the participants from last year said “Europe's youngest population and yet the city looks like it's been designed for boomers, office workers and their cars exclusively.”

At Brum Youth Trends Summit you can expect:

  • Hear from key decision makers and from young leaders about how the report will influence they way they think, work and interact with the city

  • Explore data art, hear stories and see performances

  • See the trends and predictions that we feel will impact youth culture in Birmingham in 2019 and beyond.

“With so many well informed, talented and passionate young people living in Birmingham we have the opportunity and frankly the responsibility to place them at the heart of everything we do for the future success of our city and of our region. We are home to immense talent that will be part of the future development of this great place.” Deborah Cadman (CEO West Midlands Combined Authority)

“What a sensational piece of insight.” Martin Reynolds (Commonwealth Games Foundation)

We’ll be announcing speakers for 2019’s Summit from April onwards. To get a flavour of what to expect, 2018 speakers included:

  • Sideman All Day, Radio 1 Presenter

  • Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair Of Arts Council England

  • Rachel Coldicutt, CEO of DotEveryone

  • Andre Reid, Founder of Kiondo

  • Zeddie Lawal, Community Developer at Free Radical

  • Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council

  • Sean Russell, Director for Implementation of the Mental Health Commission

  • Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

  • Deborah Cadman, CEO of West Midlands Combined Authority

  • Amna Akhtar, Co-Founder of GirlDreamer

  • Amardeep Bassey, Birmingham and Midlands Correspondent at Huffington Post

  • Tara Tomes, Managing Director at East Village Agency

  • Talisha "Tee Cee" Johnson, CBBC Presenter and Digital Researcher

  • Sophie Drake, Account Manager at Story Comms

  • Waleed Khan, Member of UK Youth Parliament

  • Kari Lawler, Founder of Youth4AI

Visit to download last year’s report and visit our blog on the site for more insights.

Photography will be taking place, please let us know if you don't want to be on camera.

If you are booking as a group of more than 10, please contact Amy Clamp on who will be very happy to hear from you.

To fill out Brum Youth Trends 2019 survey which is live from X date to X date please visit

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