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Rotary Forum 2018 - Impossible Dreams for Wellington

 

Date:

Thu 23 Aug 2018, 12:00 pm

Until:

Thu 23 Aug 2018, 05:30 pm

Venue:

Michael Fowler Centre, Renouf Foyer
Wakefield Street
Wellington

Category:

Community Development Event, Conferences Workshops Classes, Rotary Event, Town Environment Events

Accessibility:

Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets

Cost:

Waged $95; Unwaged $25

Registrations from 11.30 am

 

Rotary Forum 2018: Impossible Dreams for Wellington: city and the region.

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The 2018 Forum asks: how do we make our Impossible Dreams come true?

Should you be there to learn and influence it?

It follows from the highly successful 2017 Forum, when we gave a platform to diverse voices – speakers and participants – to share the challenges and some inspirational ideas on the future of Wellington.

For 2018 we have invited a new set of speakers – twelve disruptors and dreamers - to choose their own topic, to detonate powerful ideas and stimulate discussion.

Participants in the Forum will be 250 of the most engaged and interesting people in Wellington.

More than this, we want to enable all Wellingtonians to become more engaged the future of our city and region. We will enable this through mainstream media, social media and live streaming of keynote speeches. 2017 gave a platform to diverse voices – speakers and participants – to share the challenges and some inspirational ideas on the future of Wellington. But it was merely the beginning.

We anticipate contributions from individuals and groups prior to the Forum; for example feeder groups holding discussions and hosting speaker events, plus video interviews and blog posts from some of the speakers. 

We want all Wellingtonians to become engaged in the Forum, through mainstream media, social media and live streaming of keynote speeches.

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Presented by the Rotary Club of Wellington in partnership
with Victoria University of Wellington - Centre for Lifelong Learning.

 
 

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PROGRAMME

Registrations from 11.30am

12.15pm

  • Mihi – Kaumatua
  • Welcome – Rotary Club of Wellington President Marion Cowden
  • Civic Welcome – Deputy Mayor Jill Day

12.30pm – Keynote Speakers

  • Sinead Boucher, CEO Fairfaxmedia
  • Wayne Mulligan, Chair, Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust
  • Video 1
  • Dr Michelle Dickinson, Nanotechnologist, “Nanogirl”
  • Susan Freeman-Greene, CEO, Engineering NZ

1.18pm – Panel

1.38pm – Five one minute pitches from the audience

1.43pm - ‘Impossible Promises, Inspiration into Action’, working in table groups.

1.48pm - Coffee break

2.09pm – Keynote Speakers

  • Nick Morrison, Sustainability Consultant, ‘Bags Not Plastic’ campaigner
  • Nick Kapica, Design Lead, Wellington City Council
  • Video 2
  • Charlotte Davy, Head of Art, Te Papa
  • Benjamin Johnston, Founder of Freestore

2.57pm – Panel

3.17pm – Five one minute pitches from the audience

3.22 pm - ‘Impossible Promises, Inspiration into Action’, working in table groups

3.27pm  - Water break

  1. 37pm– Keynote Speakers
  • Kim Workman, Restorative Justice and Prison Reformer
  • Fraser Callaway, Managing Partner, Strategy Creative
  • Video 3
  • Peter McKenzie, second-year student at Victoria University of Wellington
  • Georgina Beyer, former Mayor and MP

4.25pm - Panel

4.45pm - ‘Impossible Promises, Inspiration into Action’, working in table groups.

4.50pm - Sum-up – Chair

5.00pm – Keynote Speech and Q&A

  • Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance

5.30 pm Close

5.30pm to 7 pm Drinks and networking

 
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