Gearing up for round two! // Building buzz at FFTF14

Kia ora all!

What a weekend just had at Festival for the Future! Over 400 movers and shakers from all over New Zealand got amongst the action for our biggest Festival yet. The speakers were incredibly inspiring – humbling to hear about their ventures, their vision for New Zealand and indeed the world. What an exciting time to be alive!

Prior to Festival kicking off, we brought together the almuni from Live the Dream 2013/14. It was great to reconnect, and hear where everyone and their ventures are at months down the line. Big thanks to KPMG for hosting us at their Auckland waterfront offices.

Alumni 2013/14 catching up at KPMG before FFTF14

At the launch night for FFTF14 we had Laura, Cade, Lindsey and Guy speak – they were fantastic. It’s amazing to think how much everyone has progressed in a year. Such a great way to launch the Festival!

Rate my Flat's Lindsey & Cade speak at launch night FFTF14

Laura and the crowd at opening night FFTF14


Rate My Flat's Teesh, Cade & Lindsey

Mark & Cade at FFTF14

It was great to meet lots of you at the Live the Dream stand and chat and read all of your awesome ideas for a better New Zealand. We’re thoroughly excited to be gearing up for Live the Dream 2014/15, and receiving the applications (which are open now!) to participate in this year’s programme. Make sure you get your entry in before September 21st.

Live the Dream info stall at FFTF14

If you haven’t already liked our Live the Dream Facebook page, follow it to keep up to date with programme info and all things Live the Dream 2014/15.

With Live the Dream operating in both Auckland and Wellington this year, the Inspiring Stories Trust is growing the movement, backed by Kiwis who love our work and help us to step things up. If you’re keen to help us build the movement please consider supporting the Trust by Joining the Whanau.

Image of crowd at Festival for the Future 2014