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Thrive - Building Sustainable Futures Through Lifelong Learning

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide), Gisborne, Otago

Posted: 23 January 2018
Notice reference #: 1H9hB7

Thrive is a must-attend forum for thought leaders and change agents across education, health, and social agencies to think deeply about the challenges ahead for our cities, towns, and regions in Aotearoa.

Thrive explores lifelong learning as the premise for a sustainable future. During the 2-day forum you will hear from innovators and thought leaders on the issues they have already tackled, the future digital disruptions and opportunities they see, and global learning city best practice. Our nationally and internationally renowned Keynote speakers are:

  • Ian Taylor, CNZM - New Zealand’s own global technology innovator and founder of Animation Research Limited
  • Valerie Hannon - Co-founder of Innovation Unit (UK and Australia) and founding member and co-chair of Global Education Leaders Partnership
  • Dr Lance O’Sullivan - New Zealander of the Year 2014, disruptive leader and passionate advocate for Māori health

Throughout the forum, connect with your regional peers to incubate ideas and synergise plans to build your local pathways to progress. Holistic approaches and technology-enabled solutions for learning and growth will be facilitated — to not simply survive, but thrive.

Participate by attending the main forum in Gisborne, satellite event in Dunedin, or livestream the Keynote and/or Catalyst sessions from anywhere in the country.

Find out more.

Events summary


06 March 2018 – 08 March 2018


06 March 2018 – 08 March 2018

New Zealand (nationwide)

07 March 2018 – 08 March 2018

Further information

Contact: Becky Hare

 (0800) 267 301