The Coachella for creatives returns to Auckland in August

If you are looking for stimulation for your disruptive entrepreneurial mind here comes some of the big global names in creativity and innovation


The Coachella for creatives, entrepreneurs and future thinkers, Semi Permanent is returning to Auckland and will run for the first time across three days from Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th August at Aotea Centre.

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Last year The Big Idea’s CEO attended and definitely recommends this year’s expanded format – we can’t get enough!

Simon Velvin of Semi Permanent told us “We are totally excited about this line up.  It’s a must for the disruptors and the curious! It really does represent “best in the class”, those breaking new ground and what’s emerging.  It’s going to be a dense and very intriguing edition.”

For the first time the event will last three days, kicking off with Future of the Future on Thursday, 9th August, showcasing a stellar line up of speakers from the world’s most disruptive brands. The best creative minds from six of the top global innovative companies, Google, Uber, Facebook, Netflix, AirBnB and Spotify will share their highly regarded insights on what the world could look like in several decades and what the future could be with artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

The big names featuring on Future of the Future’s line-up are Ethan Eismann, Product Director at Airbnb, Joshua To, Head of Design, Daydream Google VR at Google, Sara Ortloff Khoury, Director at Google Cloud, Andrew Law, Director of Product Design at Netflix, Michael Gough, Global VP of Design at Uber, Chris Wiggins, Vice President Product Design at Spotify and Julia Peter, Artificial Intelligence Design at Facebook.

Following this strong opening, the creative festival will continue with the two-day symposium of speakers, which has forged a reputation as the place to be to inspire thinking and creativity from some of the best minds on the world.

On Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 18 designers, creatives and artists will take to the stage to share stories, ideas and insights about the nature of creativity.

The creative thinkers and doers scheduled to speak and inspire at Semi Permanent are coming from various backgrounds such as the Japanese Art Director Katsumi Asaba, Penny Martin, the editor-in-chief of The Gentlewomen, Andreas Harlow, Vice President and Creative Director at Nike and the talented photographer Michael Muller

Venue: Aotea Centre, Auckland Central
When: From 9 to 11 August 2018
Tickets on sale here.

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Written by

The Big Idea Editor

14 Jun 2018

The Big Idea Editor

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