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Festival for the Future

This event is not run by an association in the Tech Alliance, but may be of interest to some members.


Be part of New Zealand’s most inspiring event.

Festival for the Future is a world class event that attracts 1,200+ delegates from across New Zealand, and increasingly the Asia–Pacific. The action-packed weekend features a diverse range of inspiring speakers, future-focused panels, hands-on workshops and a marketplace for great ideas. Join us!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn how you can make a real difference for our future – explore the big issues of our time with peers and leaders, and the leadership and innovation we need to create a more sustainable future.

A marketplace for ideas & opportunities – connect with purpose-driven organisations, meet potential employers, opportunities for support or further learning and development.



Jul 24 - Jul 26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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TSB Arena
4 Queens Wharf
Wellington, 6011


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