Upcoming Events



SEA Semester student discussion event 

For the last three years, the McGuinness Institute has hosted students from the SEA semester study abroad programme to discuss public policy work and futures thinking. This event is likely to be the last of its kind. Read blogs from previous discussion events here.

If you are interested in being involved with this event, please get do not hesitate to contact us: enquiries@mcguinnessinstitute.org.

29 MAY


Discussion Event Winter Series
3Cs: Climate, Civics and Change 

This discussion event will bring together Institute patrons Roger Dennis and Bronwyn Hayward with Singapore-based futurist Aaron Maniam to discuss change as the intersection of civics and the climate. The discussion will explore ways New Zealand can strengthen democracy as well as physical and social infrastructure in order to urgently address climate change with considered solutions. The event will be a public presentation session from 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm (location to be advised). 

RSVP by May 27 to enquiries@mcguinnessinstitute.org and please also share these event details with interested parties.

1 – 3 JULY


PasifikaNZ workshop 

The Institute is currently in the planning stages of the PasifikaNZ workshop, which will focus on Pasifika people and their experiences and understandings of climate change issues in order to develop different scenarios for New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours. The workshop is intended to amplify Pasifika voices, develop futures thinking capability and help build a more informed and cohesive society. It will also contribute to a continued conversation about climate change allowing us to develop potential responses for adapting to and mitigating climate-related risks. At this stage, the workshop will be held in Wellington for three days from Monday 1 July – Wednesday 3 July 2019.

For workshop participants, the Institute will be seeking 36 young people aged 18–25 currently living in New Zealand who identify with Pasifika heritage, and who have a strong commitment to shaping the long-term future of New Zealand and/or other Pacific nations.

If you are interested in taking part or speaking at the workshop, please contact enquiries@mcguinnessinstitute.org.



Discussion Event Winter Series
Revisiting the Commission for the Future and the New Zealand Planning Council (Tentative)

The Institute aims to host an event bringing together a range of people interested in the work of the Commission for the Future. This event is currently in the planning stages. Date and location to be advised.

If you would like to get in touch regarding this event, please contact enquiries@mcguinnessinstitute.org.

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Other Events of Interest

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To view past events visit our Archived Events page.
To learn about previous workshops see here.