Forum for the Future 2012
Does the younger generation value profit more than the people who help create it? Is it harder to induce a positive behaviour change, such as respecting diversity, among older people? Is the dream of living a well-connected global life taking us away from our local culture? Do our cities really provide the opportunities that those ‘across-the-ditch’ boast of?
These are questions that are often left unanswered, but worse than that, unexplored.
Forum for the Future is your chance to raise your voice and let your opinion be heard. It brings together students, opinion leaders, academics and local community to provoke public discussions on steaming issues.
Business commentator Rod Oram will facilitate these debates, to be live streamed.
Panel, 15th August: Jamie Sinclair (Director, Sustainability Advisory, KPMG), Kim Campbell (Chief Executive, Employers and Manufacturers Association), Mark Skelding (Transition Towns), Marina Beck (International Students Rep, Unitec), Shannon Pennefather (President, USU).
Join the Debate Online
- Comment on our Forum for the Future 2012 Facebook events pages
- Follow @UnitecNZ on Twitter and tweet using #UnitecFFF
- Check out the Forum for the Future 2012 playlist on YouTube
Attend the Debate Event
- Join the debates in person from 6pm onwards at Unitec Studio, Building 12, Department of Performing & Screen Arts, Entry 2, Carrington Road, Mt Albert (view map)
Note: No Entry Fee. Space limited to 100 attendees only. Entry on first come, first serve basis. Drinks & nibbles provided. LIVE music thanks to George FM DJ's 'Sweet Mix Kids'.
- Watch the Livestream from 6:30pm on and tweet your questions using #UnitecFFF or email UnitecFFF@gmail.com.
Panel, 8th August featured: Bill Rayner (Northern Zone Director, Greypower), Bernard Hickey (Editor, Interest.co.nz), Pete Hodkinson (President, NZ Union of Students Associations), Rick Ede (Chief Executive, Unitec), Adeel Suremderan (Head boy at Avondale College), Soraiya Daud (student and member of Young Labour) and a representative from Manukau Institute of Technology.
About Forum for the Future:
The series began in 2009 and has since hosted thought-provoking debates on the future of New Zealand economy, Auckland supercity, and unlocking Maori business potential among other issues.
The aim is to involve a wider community in these issues, giving panlists and audiences the chance to share their knowledge and expertise while learning from others.
What makes these forums different is that people can easily share their opinions via social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). Moreover, the debates transcend beyond the studio audience through live streaming.
Last edited: 15 August 2012