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Festival for the Future 2019

July 26, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Be part of New Zealand’s most inspiring event.

Festival for the Future is an action-packed weekend of inspiring speakers, future-focused panels, workshops and a marketplace for great ideas. People come from every region nationwide, and increasingly the Asia–Pacific region.

Where did the Festival come from?

The Festival is a New Zealand innovation that started way back in 2011, and has grown every year since. More than 5,000 people have now attended. The Festival is run by Inspiring Stories, and was founded by Guy Ryan, who went on to be awarded Young New Zealander of the Year in 2015.

Who’s behind it?

Festival for the Future is run by Inspiring Stories, the Kiwi charity backing young New Zealanders to change the world.

Inspiring Stories has built an impressive track record of programmes and partnerships, that have now supported thousands young New Zealanders to build their entrepreneurship and leadership capability, and their ideas to make a difference. Learn about Inspiring Stories >>

Get Tickets. Join the future!

There’s a handful of tickets available at the SUPER Early Bird rate, which are on sale now til the end of March, or until sold out. Get in quick!

Bigger ticket deals, marketplace or sponsorship?

Whether it’s a prestigious development opportunity for your staff, or increasing the visibility of your organisation – there’s some great ways to get involved in the Festival. Contact our sales team to learn more.

Contact – JJ@inspiringstories.org.nz // 021 222 7810


July 26, 2019
July 28, 2019
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Inspiring Stories


Event Purpose
Build Consensus, Build Practical/Technical Skills, Build Trust and Community, Facilitate Collaboration Amongst Attendees, Gather Shared Intelligence and Resources, Generate and Refine Ideas, Inspire and Encourage Participants, Introduce Newcomers to the Space/Sector, Share Latest Developments and Insights
Target Audience
Social Entrepreneurs, Youth