Festival for the Future does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin: it’s all about backing young New Zealanders, who can and will change the world of tomorrow, to start thinking about their dreams and some of the challenges that will face us all, and most importantly to talk about it and get inspired by each other and by the many seriously exciting key not speakers and mentors that are giving their time to the event.
The festival is run by Inspiring Stories, a “social enterprise operating nationwide with the vision to see every young New Zealander unleash their potential to change the world.”
The first Festival for the Future ran in 2011 and has grown massively every year since, with this year’s FFTF being no exception – registration numbers have more than tripled compared to the same time last year.
The shape of the entire festival has been shaped in part by feedback from last year’s attendees, and highlights include speakers like Dan Flynn, founder and CEO of Thankyou, and some of New Zealand’s most successful young entrepreneurs, including Toby Carr.
A political party debate, future of environment and future of technology and work panel discussions will also be taking place, as well as plenty of entertainment.
Head to festivalforthefuture.org for more information, and to get your tickets.