Gold Coasters aged 18-25 to explore ideas and connect at free Exchange Festival

Gold Coasters aged 18 to 25 will have a chance to meet mentors, chat about their careers, take part in cool workshops and much more at a free event in Southport next week.

Exchange will take over Nerang Street in Southport on September 14, with an array of free workshops, panels, presentations, exhibitions and entertainment on offer for young locals.

The event is a platform for young people to explore ideas – from theoretical concepts to practical everyday ideas – as well as connect with local interest clubs and groups.


Some of the workshops on offer cover topics such as career conversations, networking skills, song writing, the power of branding, hip hop and robotics, just to name a few.

Nerang Street will also be a hub of activity throughout the afternoon with live music, a street expo, food trucks and market stalls.

For a taste of what to expect at the Exchange Festival, watch the video below:

Registration is required for many of the workshops, with places limited. For more information, visit:

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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