The Future of Learning Experience

There’s no secret that we are living in a time of unprecedented change.

Accelerating technology change is affecting every part of our society – from the way we communicate and collaborate, to the work we do, the skills we need, and the way we learn those skills. Learning is the key – for employees adapting to new ways of working, and to educators preparing students for an uncertain future.

The Future of Learning is a national event bringing together educators, government, business and community organisations to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities of rapid technology change – to students, to staff and to organisations. We’re entering a period of rapid change and uncertainty, and our goal is to catalyse the systemic change needed to ensure we can adapt successfully.

The Future of Learning is an experience designed to:

  • Raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities
  • Highlight emergent learning technologies
  • Examine how organisations are adapting for the future
  • Turn insights into actions
  • Ignite a community of action

We believe strongly in embracing technology to benefit learning, ensuring equity of learning opportunities, and lifelong learning as the keys to creating a better future.


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Planning is well underway, we’ll be announcing a great speaker lineup, wonderful sponsors committed to our future, and an incredible venue.

The Future of Learning 2018

The inaugural Future of Learning conference in 2018 was a huge success! It was attended by nearly 250 people from a broad range of different industries – schools, businesses, tertiary organisations, community members and youth. Click on the images below to see some of the great speakers and interaction.

“Being exposed to the ideas was incredibly valuable. The scene setting with Jason Swanson excellent”

“The content presented was incredibly interesting, thought-provoking and important to know. The conference was well-organised, catering was excellent, location was excellent. The opportunity to be at something that combined worlds of business and education was awesome too.”

“I’ve been to conferences/congresses/symposiums for 20 or so years. I learned more at this event than I have at all the others combined.”

“I truly enjoyed Eru Tarena sharing the Maori culture aspect for the Future of Learning.”

“I have a new appreciation of the role we all play in actively shaping our future rather than leaving it in the hands of a few.”

“I met a buzzy group of young humans who are switched on to positively impact the world”

“The high calibre of the presenters, the inspirational nature of the conference and the genuine call to action.”

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The Hosts
Hamish Duff

Hamish Duff is a Director at Recalibrate Ltd – helping organisations to successfully take advantage of technology to transform the way they operate. This is achieved through independent review and analysis of technology strategy, developing roadmaps for change, establishing strong technology foundations and strategic positioning to thrive and survive in a world of rapid technology change.

Technology change is the greatest business threat of our age, but also potentially the most exciting opportunity – and Hamish specialises in helping businesses to understand their role in creating the future.

Hamish is a lifelong learner – with qualifications and experience across multiple disciplines, from science, to biotechnology, through to technology and business. He believes that we all need to learn and adapt if we are to thrive in the increasingly digital world we are entering – and we need to prepare both students of the future and existing employees for the change. He is currently a member of the Ministry of Education Technology Advisory Board.

Dr Cheryl Doig
Think Beyond

Cheryl is a leadership futurist who sees exponential technologies as an opportunity to amplify our human characteristics. She loves challenging organisations to think differently in order to adapt to a rapidly changing and complex world. This world must consider equity, ethics and social impact as our preferred future.

Cheryl has been an award-winning principal and is involved in a number of strategic roles and foresight projects. This includes Grow Waitaha, a project supporting Christchurch schools through the change process. In 2017 Cheryl was a finalist in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards, in the Innovation and Science category.

She is currently a Board Chair of the NZ Brain Research Institute,  Establishment Board Chair of Haeata Community Campus and serves as a trustee for Limitless and Food for Thought Trusts. Cheryl is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society.

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