Festival for the Future has grown to become one of New Zealand’s most significant annual events, bringing together 1,200+ emerging leaders and influencers to explore the big issues of our time and make a difference for our future.
Over the past three years our Future Leaders programme has grown from a small pilot with just 16 young people, to now more than 200 across eight rural and provincial communities in 2018. This blog post shares a few highlights from the 2018 Programme Report.
Bre was a Catalyst on our Future Leaders 2018 programme in Palmerston North. She’s 24-years old, a self-described whanau and education oriented feminist, mental health advocate and a massive foodie. Take a read on Bre’s learnings from being a Catalyst on the Future Leaders programme.
Wake up. Straight to TSB Arena for the final day of the Festival. Three days of sunny weather in a row. Incredible. Another day of exploring the big issues of our time, inspiration, and building ideas and skills. Checkout the highlights from day 3…
After an incredible opening ceremony on Friday night, the 1,200+ strong crowd arrived bright an early for the first full day of Festival for the Future. Wellington turned on the weather, and our friends at L'Affare turned on the fair trade organic coffee in full force. Check out the highlights from day 2…
By all accounts, the 2018 Festival was a huge success – attracting more than 1,200 people from across the nation. Wellington turned on the weather. The atmosphere was incredible. The feedback has been extremely positive. This post is a summary of the Friday night at Festival….
Whaiora, 23, is a proud mother and a passionate wahine who is pushing for positive change within her community Kawerau. She’s a part of our Future Leaders programme and spoke during the panel session, ‘tackling child poverty’ at Festival for the Future 2018.
Andrew has been a long standing champion and supporter of Inspiring Stories – from originally becoming a mentor on our social entrepreneurial accelerator programme, Live the Dream... Andrew now volunteers his time by offering all sorts of creative solutions, ideas and thoughts into the strategic direction of the organisation. #Legend
“Live the Dream was challenging, stretching and empowering. We learned how to use research to find the root cause of the issue we wanted to tackle, create business plans, prototype and ideate, pitch, market, plan and manage finances, and so much more.”
In the much anticipated lead up to the Festival for the Future, Inspiring Stories partnered with Deloitte to engage with young professionals to understand what they want to see at this year’s festival.