Celebrate what’s possible with What Next? and Festival For the Future. Stream the inspiring talks to come from some of the equally inspiring speakers from this year’s festival!
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Festival For The Future Episodes
After being diagnosed with a brain tumor and surviving the 9-hour operation, Thomas is driven to make every day count. He is now General Manager at Inspiring Stories.
Abi runs a radio show on campus at Massey in Palmy. She ran for Mayor at 20 because she didn't feel like the perspectives and voices of young people were being heard.
Growing up in the hood Rab learnt about risk and reward the hard way. A lucky break helped him find his feet, and now he applies his appetite for risk to building businesses.
Having experienced an abusive relationship first-hand, Irene is building a movement to give young New Zealanders access to the education she never had.
Lisa founded Eat My Lunch, an innovative social enterprise with a buy-one-give-one model that has now provided more than 340,000 lunches to kids in need.
During his time as paper boy Toby realised he needed to be challenged. Entrepreneurship was that challenge, and since starting DeXTech he's had one heck of a ride.
From Opotiki in the Bay of Plenty Joe has overcome extreme adversity, and is now focused on creating better outcomes for vulnerable rangatahi in his community.
April founded Limitless in 2016, to empower secondary school students to pursue work with purpose that leverages their strengths, values and passions.
We all struggle with insecurity and feeling like were not good enough. Sian is turning her personal barriers into building blocks as the Director of Community for Kiwi Landing Pad.
Julia is the Chair of JustSpeak, a youth-led organisation working to transform New Zealand's criminal justice system and the way that young people engage with it.
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