#FFTF17 – are you ready?

The 2016 Festival doubled in size with more than 900 attendees – young innovators and influencers from across the nation, as well as delegates from Australia, India and the US. The atmosphere was incredible. This year will be a whole new step up.

The Festival is your chance to connect with innovators and influencers from across the nation, explore the big issues of our time, build skills, share ideas, and hear from inspiring people doing remarkable things to make the world a better place.

Imagine – hundreds of young professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, scientists, students and activists, all gathered for one epic weekend.

#FFTF17 is your party. Be there!


Early-bird tickets now available!




2017 contributors – a sneak preview

We’ll be releasing the full Festival programme of speakers, workshops & entertainment in June.


Guy Ryan

Young New Zealander of the Year, CEO & Founder of Inspiring Stories
Fatumata Bah – speaking at Festival for the Future

Fatumata Bah

Empowering women, Young leader for the Office of Ethnic Community
Festival for the Future – image of Toby Carr

Toby Carr

Young entrepreneur & investor, CEO and founder of DeXTech

Yoseph Ayele

The Global Impact Visa – a world-first for NZ, CEO of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship
Irene Wakefield – speaking at Festival for the Future 2017

Irene Wakefield

Tackling abusive relationships & domestic violence, Co-founder of PrePair NZ

Sian Simpson

Building community – Global Community Manager, Kiwi Landing Pad
Festival for the Future speaker – Melissa Clark-Reynolds

Melissa Clark-Reynolds

Entrepreneur, futurist & professional company director
Lisa King speaking at Festival for the Future 2017

Lisa King

CEO & Co-founder of New Zealand's fastest growing social enterprise, Eat My Lunch
Tim Norton, CEO of 90 Seconds speaking at Festival for the Future

Tim Norton

Building a global company & securing investment, CEO & Founder of 90 Seconds






I’ve never experienced an event like this before – the atmosphere was absolutely incredible!

Dan Flynn, Co-founder of Thankyou

Festival for the Future truly was
a life-changing experience
for me.

Kiriana Isgrove, Scholarship Recipient

It was surreal to be surrounded by such passionate and like-minded people from across the country.

Rez Gardi, 2017 Young New Zealander of the Year




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