New Frontiers

New Frontiers 2017

18-22 october in waiuku, New Zealand


Welcome friends around the world

A New Frontier Is Here

The time has come once again to gather in Aotearoa New Zealand to co-create in service, to envision new possibilities for collective wellbeing, and connect with passionate minds. New Frontiers this October will be particularly special as we introduce the first cohort of international and local entrepreneurs and investors selected into the Edmund Hillary Fellowship. This is a major first step in New Zealand’s journey to becoming a launchpad for global impact solutions, and we look forward to bringing changemakers together to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.


Who, what & where

A Co-created Event

New Frontiers October is a 4-day event that brings together bright minds from New Zealand and around the world, to share, explore and co-create integrated solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Participants bring their passions, skills and expertise to help shape the programme.


Who - You, along with a convergence of passionate individuals and communities from across New Zealand and around the world.

What - An event of co-creation, joining hearts and minds in the exploration of new perspectives and models for our global collective well-being.

Where - We'll be gathering in Aotearoa, in the gorgeously rugged West Coast beachlands of Waiuku, just 50 minutes south of Auckland City.  


The experience

Share, Connect & Explore

New Frontiers is an immersive experience for the mind, body and soul. We’ll be hosting a range of engaging activities, facilitated and emergent discussions, showcase of EHF Fellows’ work, speaker sessions, arts, and plenty of time for spontaneous connection, to provide an experience that leaves you inspired and ready for action.

Engaging Sessions World-class innovators will speak/lead discussions on climate, digital media, agritech, entrepreneurship and more.

Speaker Sessions

Innovators and creative minds will dive deep into new ideas, articulate problem areas, and inspire new possibilities.

Incredible Art Nourish your soul with the help of artists, filmmakers, poets and storytellers, and co-create new art around the valley.

Arts and Culture

Immerse yourself in an eclectic experience of the arts with musicians, artists, and storytellers, as well as Maori custom, starting with a traditional powhiri welcome.

Deep Connections Forge new friendships, learn from diverse perspectives and connect with good, passionate people.

Nature, Connection and Wellness

Form friendships with passionate people with diverse views and life experiences. Take a stroll at the beach, hike the hills, book a massage, do yoga, and more.


Circle Discussions

Group discussions will explore topics or themes that emerge during the gathering, and will be facilitated mostly by participants.

Outstanding Music Listen, dance and immerse yourself in an eclectic musical experience from local and international musicians.

Fellow Showcases

Hear about the EHF Fellows, as they introduce themselves, their passions, and their vision for the global impact they wish to create from New Zealand.

Health-a-licious FoodExperience the first-rate healthy cuisine lovingly prepared by a top-class chef, using local, organic produce.

Health-a-licious Food

Experience the first-rate healthy cuisine lovingly prepared by amazing chefs, using local, organic produce.

The idea of using New Zealand as an incubator for some of the bigger world problems... We’re fully on board.
— Lou Sanson, Director-General, Department of Conservation


Join Us

New Frontiers 2017 will include both invited guests and participants who are selected through an open invitation process. If you’re driven to dedicate your talents, passions and skills towards creating solutions to complex global problems, let us know!