Hundreds of young New Zealanders are coming together to share their ideas for the future.
Festival For the Future showcasing youth-led innovation is returning to Auckland in September with speakers from across the globe attending.
The event is organised by charitable trust Inspiring Stories and gives young Kiwis a platform to develop skills and engage in critical conversations.
Guy Ryan, Young New Zealander of the Year 2015, and the rest of the team at Inspiring Stories are driving this year’s festival.
More than 550 people attended the last event including delegates from 20 Pacific Nations.
‘‘From an experience perspective, the festival is world-class,’’ Ryan says.
‘‘There’s nothing else like it in New Zealand and this year’s lineup of speakers, workshops and entertainment is exceptional,’’ he says.
This year’s speakers include Daniel Flynn, founder of Australian social enterprise Thankyou, and the founders of ethical corporate clothing company Little Yellow Bird, Hannah Duder and Samantha Jones.
Kiwi singer-songwriter Jamie McDell will also be there to talk about cleaning up our coastlines.
The event runs from September 23 to 25 at the Aotea Centre. Go to festivalforthefuture.org.nz for more information and tickets.