Be part of New Zealand's most inspiring event.
Festival for the Future is an action-packed weekend of inspiring speakers, future-focused panels, workshops and a marketplace for great ideas. People come from every region nationwide, and increasingly the Asia–Pacific region.
Highlights from 2018.
What do people get out of the Festival?
Connections and networking – the chance to connect with emerging leaders and influencers from a diverse range of sectors – government, business, community and education sectors. Attendees come from every region nationwide, and increasingly the Asia–Pacific region.
Build your knowledge, ideas and skills – the unique mix of inspiring speakers, future-focused panel discussions and hands-on workshops give you the chance to customise your own Festival experience. See the programme for more detail.
Be inspired – we all know the big issues of our time can be overwhelming. The Festival is a chance to hear from a diverse range of inspiring people. Many of them have overcome major challenges, are dreaming big and pushing boundaries to make a difference for our future.
A marketplace for ideas & opportunities – connect with purpose-driven organisations, meet potential collaborators, and discover possible pathways for further development.
The chance to engage with leaders, influencers and innovators – most of our speakers attend the whole Festival weekend. Our speakers and contributors include CEO’s, Government Ministers, Mayor’s, entrepreneurs, as well as awesome humans under the radar.
Learn how you can make a real difference for our future – explore mega trends and the big issues of our time with thought-leaders from a range of different sectors.