EVENTS

Little Inventors
Little Inventors
Classic Flyers | Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm | Cost: $20

World famous from the Bay of Plenty ‘Little Inventors’ is back and better than ever!

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Design Thinking Xperiment
Design Thinking Xperiment
Priority One | Every Tue, Wed, Thu during the festival 6.30am-8.30am | Cost: $100 +GST

Build your capability and be led by a group of expert coaches, to learn and apply design-thinking to benefit your world. Fast, furious and fun!

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FREE EVENT
Terminus Exhibition by Jess Johnson and Simon Ward
Terminus Exhibition by Jess Johnson and Simon Ward
Tauranga Art Gallery
Everyday during the festival 10am-4.30pm

Experience a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols. Don’t miss this never seen in NZ, virtual reality exhibition.

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Business Women’s Network Lunch: Challengers are you ready?
Business Women’s Network Lunch: Challengers are you ready?
Tauranga Yacht Club
Tue 3 Sep 1pm-2.30pm
Cost: From $35

Be challenged, inspired and energised to stand your ground when others give up, and make the changes you want to see in the world.

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INVITE ONLY
The Versatility of Creativity: How the creative process sets young people up to succeed
The Versatility of Creativity: How the creative process sets young people up to succeed
University of Waikato
Tue 27 Aug 4.30pm-6.00pm

An opportunity for educators to hear from Erik Hay, Creative Director, Weta Workshop, on the power of creativity.

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FREE EVENT
Dragon’s Den TGA: The International Challenge
Dragon’s Den TGA: The International Challenge
University of Waikato
Wed 28 Aug 5pm-7.30pm
Cost: FREE

See teams from four top national and international universities battle it out, as they pitch their solutions to current challenges Tauranga is facing.

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Rhubarb Executive Breakfast: Forces for Change
Rhubarb Executive Breakfast: Forces for Change
Trustpower Arena
Fri 30 Aug 7.30am-9.30am
Cost: From $60 + GST

Forces for change are driving companies to redesign how they innovate in the 21st century. Hear insights from international and national leaders managing and maximising these forces for change.

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Tauranga Startup Weekend: Sustainable Development Goals
Tauranga Startup Weekend: Sustainable Development Goals
Basestation
Fri 30 Aug 5.30pm-Sun 1 Sep 8pm
Cost: From $50

54 hours with like-minds and mentors. Take action and embrace the movement of sustainable development.

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FREE EVENT
The Pitches: Tauranga Startup Weekend
The Pitches: Tauranga Startup Weekend
Basestation
Sun 1 Sep 5pm-7pm
Cost: FREE

Cheer on teams of change makers as they present their social impact concepts to a panel of judges after 54 hours of blood, sweat and tears.

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FREE EVENT
Play and Explore STEMFest Popup Day
Play and Explore STEMFest Popup Day
Basestation
Tue 3 Sep 10am-1pm
Cost: FREE

Join us in this interactive session where imagination, creativity, and hands-on
play take centre stage!

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FREE EVENT
ArtBite: Behind the Scenes of Terminus
ArtBite: Behind the Scenes of Terminus
Tauranga Art Gallery
Mon 26 Aug 12pm-12.45pm
Mon 2 Sep 12pm-12.45pm

Learn about the ins and outs of Jess Johnson and Simon Ward’s virtual reality exhibition, Terminus, during your lunch break.

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2019 YiA Awards
2019 YiA Awards
Classic Flyers
Thu 29 Aug 6pm-8pm

We’re rolling out the yellow carpet to celebrate our YiA finalists and reveal the
2019 winners.

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Out of the Box Breakfast
Out of the Box Breakfast
Tauranga Art Gallery
Fri 6 Sep 7am-9am
Cost: $75 +GST

Get breakfast with two global innovators. War stories of innovation and creativity in the trenches and the good that came of it.

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FREE EVENT
Creative Views
Creative Views
Tauranga CBD
24/7 during the festival
Cost: FREE

Groundswell marks the launch of Creative Bay Of Plenty’s Creative Views. A pilot project which will see vacant CBD windows transformed by our region’s creative community.

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FREE EVENT
Little Big Markets Groundswell Tent
Little Big Markets Groundswell Tent
Coronation Park
Sat 7 Sep 8am-12pm
Cost: FREE

Check out and test drive local innovations in the flesh.

FREE EVENT
Groundswell Throw Down
Groundswell Throw Down
Tauranga Art Gallery
Sun 8 Sep 5pm-7pm
Cost: FREE

Let your hair down as we celebrate the good, the bad and the awesome of Groundswell 2019! All welcome!

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FREE EVENT
YiA Finalist Workshops
YiA Finalist Workshops
University of Waikato
Tue 27 Aug 9am-3pm

Hands-on workshops for finalists, facilitated by Erik Hay, YiA judge and Creative Director, Weta Workshop.

FREE EVENT
Design Thinking Xperiment Conclusion
Design Thinking Xperiment Conclusion
Priority One
Thu 5 Sep 4pm-6pm
Cost: FREE

After a steep two-week long learning curve, join the DTX teams as they reveal their journey, insights, iterations and learnings.

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Social Innovation: Investing our most precious resource for impact
Social Innovation: Investing our most precious resource for impact
Basestation
Mon 2 Sep 12pm-3pm

Hear from impactful entrepreneurs, tackling tough issues and discover the core impact framework for delivering social innovation.

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Well Sensered Food
Well Sensered Food
Secret location | Wed 4 Sep 6pm-Late, Fri 6 Sep 6pm-Late | Cost: $250

False Forgeries: Two loves I have, of comfort and despair. An immersive culinary dining experience by Australia’s most outrageously creative ensembles.

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D I A L O G U E
D I A L O G U E
Trinity Wharf | Fri 6 Sep 7am-Late, Sat 7 Sep 7am-Late | Cost: $$$$

Up-level and grow alongside a hand-selected group of high-performers and create connections that will last a lifetime.

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Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge
Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge
Secret location | Mon 26 Aug 2pm-4pm, Wed 28 Aug 2pm-4pm, Fri 30 Aug 2pm-4pm

A three part challenge for 12 national and international university teams.

Rhubarb Innovation Summit: Forces for Change
Rhubarb Innovation Summit: Forces for Change
Trustpower Arena
Fri 30 Aug 10am-4pm
Cost: $75 + GST

Hear insights and get face-to-face with international and national leaders shaping the current and future business landscape.

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FREE EVENT
Launch of Māori STEM Strategy
Launch of Māori STEM Strategy
Tauranga Art Gallery
Tue 3 Sep 5pm-7.30pm
Cost: FREE

Join us as we celebrate the launch of the region’s Māori STEM Strategy.

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The Sandbox: Design Accelerator
The Sandbox: Design Accelerator
Secret location
Wed 4 Sep

To be truly innovative you need a place to experiment, to play, to build things and break things. Welcome to The Sandbox.

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Sports Performance Innovation Forum
Sports Performance Innovation Forum
Bay Oval
Fri 6 Sep 9am-1pm

How do you advance human potential is performance sport? Join us as we explore the convergence of food nutrition, equipment design and athletic endeavour, with distinct perspectives from leading professionals in the world of sports innovation.

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