Power Shift NZ-Pacific 2012
Friday, 7 December – Sunday, 9 December 2012
Auckland University, Auckland, NZ
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
$63.00 early bird (30% discount before 30 Sept.), $90 regular registration.
Programme and List of Speakers
We’re working hard to put together a genuinely amazing three day programme. Here’s a basic run-down of what will be happening:
Inspiring speakers: high-profile advocates, celebrities, international and NZ change-makers and climate experts, top campaign organisers and more. Speakers include Lucy Lawless, Bill McKibben, Len Brown and more. Check out the current list of confirmed speakers here.
Skills training workshops: Daily workshop sessions covering a diverse range of skills in leadership, organisation and climate, including: project management, powerful communication, campaign strategy, UN climate talks, climate science, leadership elements and more. Some workshops are still to be confirmed, but check out the current confirmed workshops here.
Regional breakouts: Regional breakouts will bring attendees from each separate region across NZ and the Pacific Islands together to plan how they can best take their new-found knowledge and inspiration back to their communities.
Action! All participants will participate in a huge awareness raising action on the final day as an incredible end to an inspiring event.
Massive 2013 Campaign Launch: We’ll be partnering with other organisations before and after Power Shift on a massive new campaign calling for climate action. Over the 3 days we’ll all work together to shape the campaign and then publicly launch it.
Making new connections: one of the best things to come out of previous Power Shift events are the new networks and friendships.
Fun! There will be heaps of fun things to get involved with, from music sessions, performances and more. On the Saturday night we will run a free music gig for Power Shift participants with some of Auckland and NZ’s best musicians!
- Auckland mayor the Honourable Len Brown
- Actress and Activist Lucy Lawless
- Founder of 350.org Bill McKibben (via video conference)
- Dunedin City Council’s youngest councillor Jinty MacTavish
- Young 350 Pacific organizer from Samoa Brianna Fruean
- Young Pacific climate change activist from the Soloman Islands Christina Ora, who famously told world leaders “you have negotiated all my life, you cant tell me you need more time”
- Director of Carbon Partnership and award winning (ex-) lecturer from Victoria University Sean Weaver
- Lawyer and activist from Te Whanau a Apanui Dayle Takitimu
- Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency CEO Mike Underhill
- Inspiring members of the Power Shift crew