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.
The Future Leaders programme supports young people in rural and provincial communities to connect, explore big issues affecting their future, build their entrepreneurial and leadership capability, and make a difference in their backyard.
Our involvement ranged from supporting the scholarships process, to running various events and workshops for young people throughout the forum. Every night we held events for young social entrepreneurs to connect, share stories and knowledge.
On 4–6th August, more than 1,300 people converged on Auckland for our biggest ever Festival for the Future. We had young people from every region nationwide in the room, as well as a growing number of international delegates from the Asia-Pacific Region. The buzz was absolutely incredible!!