Junkee is somewhat novel merger of liberal politics and appealing to a youth audience, while embracing the corporations that want to tap into that market. And its first major conference (or "unconference") contained that same blend of starry-eyed optimism propped up by plenty of corporate dollars.

Outside of a few sessions set by organisers or sponsors, it was up to the 200 or so delegates to decide what topics they wanted to talk about in a jam-packed Monday in Canberra's swanky QT hotel.