Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Wellington ‘Festival for Future’ - Social Entrepreneurship

Inspiring Stories Trust

www.inspiringstories.org.nz
13th November 2012
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Festival for the Future Wellington ‘Festival for Future’ Highlights Power of Social Entrepreneurship
This weekend over 300 creatives, entrepreneurs and community innovators will converge at Wellingtonbased ‘Festival for the Future’.

Now in its second year, this national event will bring together a diverse range of emerging leaders and passionate professionals to share ideas and inspiration from 1618 November at Te Papa.

Festival Director Guy Ryan founded the event to foster ideas to advance New Zealand. His focus is on making New Zealand a worldclass incubator for change.

Ryan says, “Innovation happens when you connect people from a range of backgrounds, expertise and skillsets to explore the big questions. We’ve designed an experience to bring people together in ways that are action and future orientated.” “It’s a really important opportunity for collective learning and new opportunities for collaboration across organisations, sectors and New Zealand as a whole.”

This year backed by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Wellington City Council, Leadership New Zealand, Massey University and Careers New Zealand, Festival for the Future originally grew out of Inspiring Stories, a youthfocused charitable trust founded by Ryan in 2011.

The Festival includes young innovators such as PledgeMe cofounder Anna Guenther, Jason Pemberton from the Student Volunteer Army and Sacha McMeeking, a past Fullbright Harkness Fellow.

Ryan says, “Social entrepreneurship is a viable way of connecting your passion with making a living. We can’t wait to see the new ideas, projects and enterprises that come out of this weekend.”

Find out more about this event, including ticketing, at: www.festivalforthefuture.org.nz Festival for the Future 16–18 November 2012 TE PAPA
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news