September news

It’s less than 6 months until we launch the Aspiring Conversations programme for 2018. Make sure you have Monday 12 February in your diary. We have two top international speakers confirmed, and other sessions are taking shape, as well as … Continued

Carrying on the conversation

It is two weeks since Aspiring Conversations – our speakers and panellists have all left town and all have commented on what a wonderful time they had in Wanaka. The welcome, the questions and conversations that were carried on all … Continued

Countdown to Aspiring Conversations

We’re getting close – only two weeks to go until we launch the programme. Invitations to the launch evening have been sent to Patrons, Benefactors and Sponsors and we will reveal the eagerly anticipated programme on 18 February. Priority booking … Continued

An Inspiring New Year

Happy new year! And what a great year it is going to be. The eagerly anticipated Aspiring Conversations programme, presented by Milford Asset Management, will be launched in only five weeks’ time. We can’t wait to share the wonderful line … Continued

Aspiring Conversations first speaker announced

We are very excited to reveal one of our keynote speakers – acclaimed scientist and author Tim Flannery who will talk about the very topical issue of Climate Change. Tim is Australia’s former Chief Climate Commissioner and founder of the … Continued

Aspiring Conversations latest news

As we approach December and the year starts to disappear, our thoughts turn to Aspiring Conversations in April. The programme will be released on February 18th and do make sure you have the dates in your diary – April 22 … Continued

AGM and accolades

Wow, what a weekend and well done to the All Blacks for their victory in the World Cup. It’s November already and we’re just not sure where the time goes. We held our AGM on 20th October and copies of … Continued

July update

Winter is advancing and our plans for Aspiring Conversations 2016 are well underway. So lock in the dates of 22 – 24 April now. European Overview An important part of Festival Director Philip Tremewan’s job is to keep abreast of … Continued