The Festival is New Zealand's event for emerging leaders and innovators  to connect, explore the big issues of our time, be inspired, and build ideas and skills to create the future.



What is the Festival?

As the search for meaningful and purpose-driven work increases, technology transforms our lives, and our social and environmental challenges become ever more visible – there has never been a better time to back young New Zealanders to re-imagine, and create the future.

Festival for the Future is about celebrating what’s possible.

The annual event is an action-packed weekend of inspiring speakers, hands-on workshops to build your ideas and skills, panel discussions with range of thought-leaders, live music and entertainment, and a market place of stalls, exhibits and opportunities. There's nothing else quite like it!

Who is it for?

If you're looking to build your network, your knowledge, be inspired, and build your ideas and skills for the future then the Festival is for you.

The Festival attracts a diverse audience – from former 'Young New Zealander's of the Year' and Forbes 30 Under 30 recipients, to emerging leaders from across New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

Most of the attendees are aged 18-30, but there is no age limit. The youngest we've had in the past is 13, right up to 75. It's a publicly ticketed event, and we usually open ticket sales about May, with the event in August.


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How can you get involved?

There are various opportunities to can get involved:

  • Buy a ticket (on sale from March 2018)
  • Apply to be a speakers/contributor
  • Apply to be a volunteer
  • Apply to have a stall / lounge / exhibition space
  • Become a sponsor – learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Key dates for 2018

FFTF18 will be held in August 2018. Sign up to our mailing list for updates.


Past talks from Festival speakers