Fast becoming one of NZ’s most exciting national events – #FFTF13 is about celebrating what’s possible, supporting the next generation to spark & grow world-changing ideas for a better New Zealand.
Leading thinkers sharing their experience and insight on what’s possible – opportunities and ideas to lead Aotearoa New Zealand forwards. Each Keynote is 20-minutes plus Q&A.
All the way from the USA, Tia is passionate about young people unleashing their potential to change the world – and gets to see it constantly. She works for the Ashoka Foundation in partnership with some of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, and heads up Ashoka’s Youth Venture program which now running across 19 countries. The Festival is her first time in New Zealand!
Dr Sean Simpson
Sean is a 2013 Kea World Class NZ Award Recipient, a co-founder and key driving force behind LanzaTech. He’s an outrageously articulate scientist, developing a global business from New Zealand that converts harmful waste into useable energy – a great example of what’s possible, taking ambitious ideas with impact to the world.
Sina brings a wealth of experience from public, community and commercial sectors. As CEO of Leadership New Zealand, she’s passionate about developing our future leaders with a particular interest in disruptive, intergenerational leadership. She’ll be sharing her thoughts on how we might enable Aotearoa New Zealand to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Also a 2013 Kea World Class New Zealand Award Recipient, Geraldine has had significant success in the IT & communications industry. She’s now launching a global tech business from Queenstown, New Zealand. She’s big on disruptive thinking, new technologies, and young people unleashing their potential to change the world.
Be inspired by the passion, vision & projects led by some of our most innovative young New Zealanders. These are punchy 7-minute talks that will make you proud to be a Kiwi and excited about the future!
Cam was told he’d never walk. He’s since represented New Zealand in athletics, and created an amazing disbility mentoring programme.
Hailing from the Hawkes Bay, Kiritapu is a lawyer, facilitator, and serial instigator passionate about young Māori realising their potential.
Jinty is one of the youngest City Councillor’s in New Zealand, and is passionate about the role that young people can play in shaping our future.
App developer and entrepreneur from Wellington, Seb is making a living doing what he loves, and giving his app’s away for free!
Architecht & entrepreneur, Martin set up ‘The Roots’ to empower and inspire community through creativity and sustainability.
Lindsey and her flatties took on the challenge of transforming one of Dunedin’s worst student flats into a warm, liveable low-energy villa.
Passionate about human rights, the environment and Shakespeare, Hana wrote and published her first book at 12.
Christchurch-based designer/photographer, Andy is working on an exciting new start-up that could change the way we use the web.
Thomas spans the worlds of blues rock, drum n bass & the lesser known Weissenborn slide guitar with integrity & devotion for his craft.
Yanetta has utilised her leadership & passion for fitness to empower whanau and community to meet their health goals.
Rising poet, Marina is a mum, mentor and member of the Rising Voices unleashing their creativity at FFTF – watch this space!
Serial instigator, Ash is passionate about pushing boundaries and building community through creativity.
Social entrepreneur, Bailey is a 2013 Vodafone World of Difference recipient leading Christchurch’s exciting Garden City 2.0 project.
After moving an entire deconstructed house for Rekindle’s Whole House Reuse project, Kate is now a professional trailer backer!