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Together we rise!

We are excited to announce Convention 2023 – ELEVATE: Together We Rise from Friday 19 May to Sunday 21 May, 2023.

This convention will be a jam-packed event that includes Product Expo, General Sessions, VIP Diamond, Platinum & Gold Welcome Party*, Workshops*, Golf Competition* and much more – it is an event that you absolutely don’t want to miss!
Check out 15 Reasons to attend our biggest event for the year!



  • Regular Price
    • $425 AUD


    If you’ve not done so yet, make sure that you book your VIP Party tickets (registration link sent by email to Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Leaders), Workshops and Event Tickets now.

    Convention tickets will remain open until the event, but all tickets purchased after 11.30PM TUESDAY 9 MAY will receive a hand-written, not a printed name tag.

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

  • Venue

    RACV Royal Pines Resort, Ross Street, Benowa Queensland 4217

  • All activities including the *VIP Welcome Party, Convention, Workshops and Golf Competition will be held at the Royal Pines Resort.
  • Venue highlights video of Royal Pines.

  • Agenda

  • 08.00AM - Registration opens
  • 08.30AM - Golf Ambrose Competition
  • 09.00AM - Yoga Workshop
  • 10.00AM - Product Expo open
  • 10.30AM - Creative Expression Workshop
  • 11.30AM - Men’s Panel and lunch
  • 12.00PM - Meditation Workshop
  • 12.00PM - Creative Expression Workshop
  • 02.30PM - Mocktail-making Workshop
  • 03.30PM - Meditation Workshop
  • 05.00PM - Mocktail-making Workshop
  • 06.00PM - Registration closes
  • 07.00PM - Product Expo closes
  • 07.00PM - VIP Welcome Party (by invitation only)
  • 07.00AM - Registration opens
  • 07.30AM - Product Expo open
  • 08.00AM - Doors Open
  • 08.30AM - General Session
  • 01.15PM - Lunch Break
  • 02.00PM - General Session
  • 05.30PM - End of Sessions
  • 07.00PM - Product Expo closes
  • 07.30AM - Product Expo open
  • 08.00AM - Doors Open
  • 08.30AM - General Session
  • 12.00PM - Lunch Break
  • 12.45PM - Product Expo closes
  • 12.45PM - General Session
  • 03.30PM - End of Sessions

  • *Agenda subject to change


    Elevate speakers

    Corporate Speakers

    Ben Riley

    Ben Riley has more than 20 years of experience in the direct selling industry and a long history with Young Living. He began his career with Young Living in 1998 and put himself through college working the graveyard shift in the shipping department at Young Living's warehouse and headquarters.

    After graduating with a business degree from Utah State University, and earning an MBA from Duke University, Riley embarked on a 15-year journey of direct sales management in markets across the globe. Ben has served as VP of leadership at Visi, VP of sales at Avon in Australia and New Zealand, managing director for 4Life ANZ, and general manager for Melaleuca ANZ.

    Ben also worked as an expatriate in Taiwan and South Korea and speaks fluent Korean and some Mandarin. In total, he has spent more than 10 years building businesses internationally.

    He returned to Young Living in 2016 as the regional president of North America. In 2017, he was named executive vice president of global sales, and in 2018 he became Young Living's chief sales officer. Most recently, Riley was a management consultant for Strategic Leadership Partners, and prior to that he served as chief sales officer at Younique where he helped the company grow and expand its direct selling sales force.

    Ben is married with five children and enjoys hiking and camping with his family. His personal interests include golf, road and mountain cycling, reading, and traveling. Ben’s favorite Young Living products rotate regularly, but his current go-to is Young Living’s Believe essential-oil blend.

    Ryan Barson

    Ryan joined Young Living in January 2022 in a Senior Sales role and is now President of the Asia Pacific, Young Living’s fastest growing region. His knowledge of Direct Sales and Network Marketing is both broad and deep, having amassed over 20 years' industry experience across numerous key business functions, including international business development, operations, marketing and sales.

    With a genuine passion for helping others to achieve their goals, Ryan's greatest professional joy is watching those he has helped celebrate their success.

    In his downtime, Ryan is a keen triathlete and talented artist, who enjoys spending quality time with his wife Heather and their four wonderful boys.

    Nicolas Landel

    Nicolas was literally born into lavender and Young Living. even before his birth both his parents were working at a local distillery where lavender fumes filled the air. It was at that time that his father, Jean-Noël Landel, began his partnership with Gary Young during the early days of Young Living.

    At the ripe age of 6 months, he received a foot massage with lavender oil from Gary that has become a legend. He spent his youth playing in lavender fields and being surrounded by essential oils.

    For the past 14 years, Nicolas has been taking over the management of the French Farm but also helping with all the farms in EMEA making sure the quality of our oils and innovations are our number one focus. He worked alongside Gary, his Father and the other Young Living farms as he travels the world for Young Living oils. He loves learning and sharing about how aromatic plants become essential oils: from cultivation to harvesting and finally distilling.

    Mark Bartlett

    Mark Bartlett’s early life was in outback Australia near his family sheep farm/apple orchards. He went to secondary school in Sydney, Australia, then studied at the Australian National University in Canberra where he obtained degrees in organic chemistry and biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Immunology and Cell Biology.

    In Australia, Mark conducted research on cardiovascular disease with a special interest in the role of reactive oxygen species and free radicals. Later, he studied the impact of several different plant-derived natural products for their ability to inhibit graft rejection, cancer metastasis and autoimmune disease.

    Mark was a post-doctoral scientist at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, where he investigated the interaction of T-cells with the blood vessel wall and the role of various molecules that are used by these cells to communicate with one another.

    Mark has nearly 30 years of experience in the wellness industry. He is a member of the Council for Responsible Nutrition Senior Scientific Advisory Council, The American Association of Immunologists and The New York Academy of Sciences.

    Kat Charcos-Puyo

    Before Young Living, Kat lived a life that revolved around the validation of others. It was a difficult time as she felt torn with the many roles she was juggling. It was this very reason that she found the promise of 'personal development with a paycheck' so appealing and made a decision then and there to give it her all - right from the start, in building a Young Living business.

    To Kat, hitting the highest rank is not the ultimate purpose. To make it to the top is mere proof that it can be done; it is more fulfilling to share the journey than the destination. As she continues building and moving forward, her aim is to inspire and challenge, and to propel others towards their dreams.

    Sarah Harnisch

    Sarah Harnisch is a six-time Amazon best-selling author, 24-year veteran radio network news anchor in Chicago and New York, Young Living Diamond, mom of 5 and “Lollie” (grandma) to five amazing grandbabies. Her book “Gameplan” topped the Amazon business charts for 10 months. She was the only female in the top 50 of all business writers.

    Sarah spent 12 years in the government projects until launching a successful Young Living essential oils business in 2014.

    Whether it is poverty, courage, emotional strength, or bravery-- Sarah is a voice of hope to tens of thousands of people battling adversity across the world! Her speaking will fire you up, make you cry, give you practical tips to pull yourself out of a rut, help you focus, and get you energized about your Young Living business all over again!

    Rick Arnold

    Rick has an outstanding 30-year record in the direct sales industry. He’s spent 20 years in corporate management and an additional ten years as a top distributor with a significant industry leader.

    Rick holds a diploma of Education, a Certificate IV in Frontline Management, and a Graduate Certificate in Business Management from Adelaide University.

    As a General Manager of Australia and New Zealand, Rick is passionate about Young Living, its unique products, and its company philosophy and feels a personal connection to its mission.

    Guest Keynote Speakers

    Cherie Clonan

    Topic: Humanising your Brand Online

    Cherie brings a whole new skill set to the table for our ELEVATE event. Cherie is the kind of well-rounded speaker who’ll not just lends her intellect to her talk, but credibility too via her thought leadership prowess.

    A ten-plus year career in digital marketing, Founding Creative Director of Australia’s leading social media training agency, The Digital Picnic, and rapidly becoming well known for her progressive 2023 and beyond approach to leading her own team in her own, unique passionately human-centric way.

    Through practical hints and best practices, Cherie will provide practical tools, to help teach, train and empower you to be able to crank up your connectivity power and help ELEVATE you to the next level.

    Dr Juliette Tobias-Webb

    Topic: Understand, to Better Connect.

    Dr Juliette Tobias-Webb is a most sought-after presenter, and we are honoured to have her at our ELEVATE event. Dr Tobias-Webb will help explore the social dynamics involved in connecting and how to best capitalise on this to help build your Young Living business and further enhance your life.

    Juliette is a Chief Behavioural Scientist, Senior MBA Lecturer, one of 60 women in Australia nominated as a Superstar of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) & soon to be a Homeward Bound (Antarctica) explorer. She is passionate about translating behavioural insights about how people think and acts into practical tips to help individuals, companies & businesses connect better by understanding challenging work & societal issues.

    Dr Juliette has a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Cambridge University. She has worked for various leading government & corporate organisations to understand human decision-making & transform behaviour. And is a sough-after consultant. She uses a scientifically proven approach & works closely with top academic experts in Australia & overseas to ensure companies receive and understand the ever-evolving landscape with practical insights.

    Dr Juliette also has a range of academic experience, publishing articles in many leading neuroscience & psychology journals such as Nature & featuring in a range of media outlets such as Triple J Hack, the Australian Financial Review, and Dr Karl's ‘Shirtloads of Science.’

    We look forward to hearing and learning from Juliette at ELEVATE.

    Major Matina Jewell (retired)

    Topic: Lessons in Resilience & Leadership

    Matina presents her fantastic story of courage, survival and leadership. Major Matina Jewell grew up in the hinterland of Byron Bay and joined the Army at age 17. During her 15-year military career, Matina served on five missions and earned nine military service medals. Matina is the only Australian to receive two Republic of Lebanon war medals for acts of bravery on the battlefield and was wounded in combat. She was the first woman in the Australian Army to complete the physically demanding Navy divers’ course, served with American Navy Seals, tracked-down warlords in the Solomon Islands, fast-roped from helicopters and boarded smuggler ships in the Arabian Gulf, and was posted as a peacekeeper with the United Nations in Syria and Lebanon.

    Now medically retired from injuries sustained during duty, Matina serves on the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council and continues championing change for our injured war veterans.

    Among her many honorary roles, Matina is a founding ambassador for Project Thankful, a gratitude movement partnered with the United Nations to help empower women and children globally.

    Matina has been featured on ABC’s Australian Story, is a best-selling author and now shares her unique insights and practical tips on leadership, resilience and how to live a purpose-driven life with audiences around the world.

    Matina brings a whole new dimension of inspiration, and we can’t wait to hear her present at ELEVATE.

    Lizzie Williamson

    Topic: Bounce Back to Life

    Lizzie Williamson is on a mission to help you energise the world to transform how they work, feel and grow.

    Now, more than ever, it’s so important that we make our physical and mental well-being a priority. But some days, it feels impossible to find the time or motivation to remember or even to know how to start.

    Lizzie shares her inspiring story of overcoming post-natal depression plus the science behind why movement is imperative for mental and physical health, even when it’s the last thing we feel like doing.

    Dubbed by the US media as 'the excuse-buster from Down-Under', Lizzie Williamson is the founder and author of Two Minute Moves, Keynote and TEDx speaker, certified personal trainer, and a regular fitness presenter on morning television with her work featured on Good Morning America, Studio 10 and the Today Show.

    She has energised hundreds of thousands of attendees worldwide at both small and large-scale meetings and conferences featuring Michelle Obama, Tony Robbins and the Dalai Lama.

    Join Lizzie as she shares her journey, and expect some fun, inspiration and energy as Lizzie takes over the stage…are you ready?


    Bookings have closed for the workshops.
    Yoga & Meditation Classes

    Yoga & Meditation Classes

    Friday 19 May

    Our Yoga & Meditation classes are a great way to recharge your body and mind, using essential oils to enhance your experience.

    Venue: Royal Poinciana Room

    Yoga classes

    Duration: 1 hour
    Times: 9.00am
    Cost: $19.50 (excludes Eventbrite booking fee)

    Meditation classes

    Duration:1 hour
    Time: 12.00 noon and 3.30pm
    Cost: $19.50 (excludes Eventbrite booking fee)

    Golf Challenge

    Young Living Golf Challenge

    Friday 19 May

    Venue: Royal Pines Golf Club – meet at Tee’s Club House at 8.30am.

    Times: Golf from 9:00am – 11:00am – all participants.
    Men’s only Lunch and Speaker Panel 11.30am – 1.30pm

    Men’s Golf Challenge, Speaker Panel & Lunch

    Join YL Corporate VIPs, the AUS/NZ Senior Management Team and other Young Living Brand Partners or their life partners for an Ambrose Tournament - 9 holes in teams of four (choose your own team of 4, otherwise we will allocate you in a team).
    Golf Challenge Workshop
    There are some great prizes to be won and all players will receive a FREE YL Branded Cap for participating!

    After golf, the men are invited to lunch and to learn from a Speaker Panel of men who love and use YL products - who are either active themselves in the YL business or who are supporting their partners. Spaces are limited so get in quick!

    Men’s Golf Challenge + golf club and ball hire + Speaker Panel & Lunch

    Cost: $140.00 per person (excludes Eventbrite booking fee)

    Men’s Golf Challenge + BYO clubs and balls + Speaker Panel & Lunch

    Cost: $115.00 per person (excludes Eventbrite booking fee)

    Lunch + Speaker Panel only (no golf)

    Cost: $30.00 per person (excludes Eventbrite booking fee)

    Ladies Golf Challenge

    Join the YL AUS/NZ Senior Management Team and other Young Living Brand Partners for an Ambrose Tournament - 9 holes in teams of four (choose your own team of 4, otherwise we will allocate you in a team).

    There are some great prizes to be won and all players will receive a FREE YL Branded Cap for participating!

    Ladies Golf Challenge + golf club and ball hire

    Cost: $110.00 per person (excludes Eventbrite booking fee)

    Ladies Golf Challenge + BYO clubs and balls

    Cost: $85.00 per person (excludes Eventbrite booking fee)

    Creative Expressions Workshop

    Creative Expression Workshop

    Friday 19 May

    We’re really excited to introduce the very first ‘Art Therapy’ Workshop that is suitable for anyone who is passionate about wellness and personal growth – this is something that you do not want to miss!

    Join us for an inspiring and expressive exploration of your soul; using art, guided imagery, music, meditation and essential oils - that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world!

    No artistic skills nor prior experience is required - just bring along your open mind! The artwork that you create will have its own special meaning, exclusive to you.

    All equipment will be provided.
    Creative Expressions Workshop
    PLUS, you will receive a FREE gorgeous YL branded round towel!

    Venue: Hydrate Bar

    Duration: 1 hour

    Times: 10.30am - (SOLD OUT) and 12.00noon

    Cost: $29.50 (excludes Eventbrite booking fee)

    Ningxia Workshop

    NingXia Mocktail-Making Workshop

    Friday 19 May

    Join Chef Kate, our Young Living Culinary Oils Ambassador, for an educational and fun NingXia Mocktail-Making workshop!

    Chef Kate will demonstrate her two specially-curated signature mocktails using NingXia Red, NingXia Zyng, YL Culinary Oils and YL Vytalyte Drops, along with delicious ingredients like fruit, juices, herbs and edible flowers.

    Drinks and oils will be provided.

    Create (and drink of course!) the mocktail of your choice for an insta-worthy pic!
    Ningxia Workshop
    You'll also receive a FREE NingXia Recipe Booklet to take home!

    Venue: Hydrate Bar

    Duration: 1 hour

    Times: 2.30pm and 5.00pm - (SOLD OUT)

    Cost: $29.50 (excludes Eventbrite booking fee)

    Parents Room

    Nursing babies and infants are able to attend the main General Session if seated on a parent’s lap; however, babies, toddlers and young children may be a distraction to others, so we request that you use the allocated Parents Room for feeding, changing and when your child becomes unsettled or noisy.

    The Parents Room is suitable for children up to 5 years old and will include live streaming of stage events from the general session, comfortable seating for feeding, a play area for toddlers and change facilities.

    For children aged 5 and over, we do request that you find alternate childcare arrangements, since there will be no supervised, professional Kids Club available.

    Children aged 15+ are welcome to attend Convention, provided that they are registered and have purchased their own adult ticket, which will need to be presented upon entry.


    NOTE: When booking your flights for Convention 2023, you should aim to arrive on Thursday night (18th) or Friday morning (19th) to experience the Product Expo and Workshops on Friday. The General Sessions will commence on Saturday morning and then continue all day Sunday, concluding at 4.30PM.

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    Discounted Onsite Accommodation^

    Enjoy a little vacation at the same time! Experience luxurious accommodation onsite at the RACV Royal Pines resort at a specially discounted event-only rate.

    Take time out before, during or after the event to enjoy the swimming pool, restaurants, bar, tennis courts, championship golf course and more – just a short drive from the airport and Surfers Paradise!

    Please book directly with the hotel by calling +61 7 5597 8700 and quoting Young Living 2023 Convention.

    Driving to and from the RACV Royal Pines:

  • Surfers paradise Boulevard /centre of town - 15 minutes
  • Pacific Fair Shopping Centre - 14 minutes
  • Dream World, Movie World, Wet n wild - 25 minutes
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, - 30 minutes
  • Coolangatta Airport - 40 minutes
  • Brisbane Airport – 1 hour & 10 minutes

  • Terms & Conditions

    When payment is made your credit card statement will show a debit to ‘EventBrite’.
    Tickets are non-refundable. Multiple tickets may be purchased and transferred to guests before 21 March 2023.
    Ticket price includes stage presentations, product expo, morning and/or afternoon tea and lunch, and a welcome bag.
    Price excludes the *VIP Welcome Party, which is by invitation only, workshops and the Golf Competition.
    *VIP Welcome Party for Diamond, Platinum and Gold Leaders by invitation only (additional cost).
    Ticket price does not cover any transportation or accommodation expenses.
    No discount will be given for partial event attendance.
    Welcome bags will only be provided to members in attendance at the event and cannot be collected by others if you are unable to attend.
    Failure to attend the event does not allow for the welcome bag to be shipped later.

    Refund Policy

    Refund requests will be issued according to the schedule below:

    Up to 12 weeks before event: 100% refund
    8 to 11 weeks before event: 75% refund
    4 to 7 weeks before event: 50% refund
    2 to 3 weeks before event: 25% refund
    1 week before event: No refunds will be issued

    Please note that a $50 admin fee will be applied to all refunds.