Be inspired by leading keynote speakers from Aotearoa who deeply understand local contexts and challenges.
Director, Living by the Stars
Dr Rangi Matamua is a pioneering Māori scholar who has revolutionised understandings of Māori astronomy, and in particular Matariki. His research has been ground-breaking in terms of its contribution to mātauranga Māori; he has enlightened both national and international populations on the mātauranga of astronomy. He is renowned for his role communicating his research in an accessible and engaging way, and reaching both academic and non-academic audiences.
Executive Director, Tokona te Raki: Māori Futures Collective
Ngāi Tahu (Ngāi Tūāhuriri), Ngāti Porou, and Te Whānau-a-Apanui
Tokona te Raki: Māori Futures Collective, is an indigenous design and innovation lab based under the mana of Ngāi Tahu. Their purpose is to provide next-gen solutions powered by rangatahi Māori. They employ, train and support rangatahi through an apprenticeship in changing the world, equipping them with future-focused skills, and honing them through real-world projects.
Director, M3 Mindfulness for Children
Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Ruanui, and Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Jase Te Patu is a TEDx speaker, Edmund Hillary Fellow, and an award-winning facilitator of yoga and mindfulness. He has 30 years' worth of experience teaching in the wellbeing industry. Jase is co-owner of Awhi Yoga and Wellbeing and Founder of M3 Mindfulness for children. His students include Hollywood Director James Cameron, the All Blacks, the Hurricanes, the Pulse, the NZ School of Dance contemporary students, and many more high-performance athletes.
Programme Director, The Mana Moana Experience (Leadership NZ) and Poet.
Dr Karlo Mila (MNZM) is a writer, researcher, poet, seeker, mother and the creator of Mana Moana. Of Tongan, Samoan and Pākehā descent, her life’s work has been centred around the lived experiences of Pacific peoples. She currently runs a leadership program that takes a year-long deep dive into the shared language, epistemology and ancestral wisdom of the Moana, prototyping these in practical ways in professional and personal contexts.
This is a journey of re-turn, re-cognition, re-membering and re-awakening. It is a call to intergenerational leadership and deeply reconnecting to all that we are inter-dependent upon.