Rotary Forum 2018 was held on 23 August, 2018. Just before the closing speech, from the Hon Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central, the chair Roger Blakeley gave a brief summary of the speakers' presentations that had been prepared by Helen Algar. This is a record and copy of that summary. Keep Reading
Michael Fowler Centre, 23 August 2018.
Thirteen inspirational speakers with big ideas
See the Chair's summary of speakers' presentations at Rotary Forum 2018 here.
Impossible Dreams for Wellington: city and the region.
‘Impossible Dreams’ followed the highly successful Rotary Forum 2017: Achieving the Impossible Dream for Wellington: the city and the region.
Presented by the Rotary Club of Wellington in partnership
with Victoria University of Wellington - Centre for Lifelong Learning.
Now in its seventh highly successful year, Rotary Forum 2018 promises to uncover the big ideas that will provoke and inspire the future of Wellington – city and region. Twelve speakers, young and old, have been hand-picked to choose their own topic and answer a simple question: what is your impossible dream for Wellington? We are seeking... Keep Reading
Once running a four-minute mile was an impossible dream. Now it happens all the time. A kid named Peter Jackson grew up in Pukerua Bay, playing around with a simple camera. What were his impossible dreams? And how did he achieve them to become a titan of the movie-making world? On Tuesday 1 August 2017, 200 people crammed into the foyer of the... Keep Reading
My dream for Wellington is a place where everyone, including all children and women, can reach their full potential.
My dream for Wellington involves a place where the inequality gap – measured not only by income but also by access to opportunity as well – can be bridged by anyone. And bridged by everyone. Keep Reading
DK's Rotary Forum 2017 Wellington Talk. Due to technical issues on the day of the Rotary Forum DK's talk wasn't recorded, so this is a re-recording. Keep Reading
‘My take-a-way from the Rotary Forum was that impossible dreams are more likely to become a reality if Wellington is successful in attracting the very best talent to live and work in the City. Research shows that organisations focused on health and fitness are valued by people and are attractive to talented individuals seeking to advance their... Keep Reading
Wellington is at cross roads. Do we want to be a big city, or will we let Auckland eat our lunch? Unless we change direction, in a few years it will be Aucklanders complaining about the terrible traffic in Wellington. What is my impossible dream? A congestion-free Wellington. It's time to turn the corner and put Wellington back on track. Keep Reading
Why do we collect things and put them in a museum? What do we learn from those things? What does our fascination for objects from our past tell us about being human, what does it tell us about being a Wellingtonian today? Imagine that you have been charged with collecting objects and ideas from this day – the 1st of August 2017. Objects... Keep Reading
One persons reflection on the 2017 Rotary Forum. Having listened to some fantastic speakers yesterday and all with some considerable visions. One thing I notice, like many in the audience was that all the visions are conceptually consistent. In this, I can't help but dwell on the question - if the vision is so consistent across all the... Keep Reading
Yesterday, there was a great buzz around the St James Theatre at the 2017 Rotary Forum. Every single person in the room was there because they want to see Wellington flourish. We care about the future of this city and about creating a better Wellington. The conversation on offer? Achieving the impossible dream for Wellington, city and region. Keep Reading
After months of planning the 2017 Forum is on the the launch pad and set for take off later today. This Forum is likely to be one of the best, given the topic and array of speakers, and there'll be plenty of opportunity for the 200 attendees to have a say. Just take a look at the speakers listed here. Reports, photos and videos will be posted... Keep Reading
On 1 August there is an event happening called The Rotary Forum. The theme for this years event is ‘Achieving the impossible dream for Wellington, city and region’. Heidi Quinn - passionate Wellington resident and: Community Outreach Coordinator - Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, Events and Concessions Advisor - Greater Wellington Regional... Keep Reading
It starts with me. The best thing I can do is to represent Wellington in the right way... On the football field - I always try my best, I play with pride for my city and I stay out of trouble. Keep Reading