Join Us at New Frontiers

8th-10th April 2018 in Upper Hutt, New Zealand


We seek to create an event that is inclusive, while at the same time working towards long-term sustainability. Tiered ticket pricing, scholarships, and volunteer opportunities are available to enable all members of the community to participate. When you buy your ticket you will also have the opportunity to make a further donation to our Scholarship Fund to support others who may have a lot to offer New Frontiers but do not have the resources to buy a ticket. 



Invited Participants: Get Your Tickets

If you’ve already received a direct invitation, then click here to complete your participant details and get your tickets.


(See ticket pricing)


If you haven't received a direct invitation yet, explore other participation options:


Apply to Participate

Applications to Participate are open until Monday 26 March. Candidates will be selected based on what they can bring to the New Frontiers conversation, with consideration also given to balancing the diversity of participants. We'll assess applications on a rolling basis, and you should hear back from us within a week of your application. 

Apply for a Scholarship

Scholarship Applications are open until Monday 26 March. Partial and full scholarships are available and candidates will be selected based on balancing the diversity of participants as well as application merit and budgets. We'll assess scholarship applications on a rolling basis, and you should hear back from us within a week of your application. If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, please get in touch with

Apply to be a Volunteer

This year we are offering a limited number of Volunteer tickets. If you have relevant skills you can share to contribute to the effective running of the event, we’d love to hear from you. Potential role Volunteer roles include participant liaison, event set-up assistance, event pack-down assistance, way-finding, general communications, or logistics assistance. We are looking for Volunteers who are willing to engage in whatever capacity is required, but please include specific skills, experience or interests when making your application.


Ticket Pricing

Full Price Ticket
(Corporates, investors, government)

  • NZ$500 per day or NZ$1200 for all three days.
  • For groups of 4+ please get in touch with us for a reduced rate.  

Independent Ticket
(Startups, businesses with under 20 people)

  • NZ$375 per day or NZ$900 for all three days.

Fellows Ticket
(Fellows, non-profits, students)

  • NZ$250 per day or NZ$600 for all three days.  


Transport to New Frontiers is available by train from Wellington Train Station, arriving at Trentham Train Station. We will also provide a daily shuttle service from Silverstream Retreat and some other accommodations around Upper Hutt, just let us know where you're coming from on the Participant Information Form and we'll let you know the transport schedule. 

For those travelling from out of Wellington, the nearest airport is Wellington International Airport (WLG).



Code of Conduct

New Frontiers is dedicated to providing a welcoming, non-judgemental and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of New Frontiers participants in any form.

Read our Code of Conduct here. 


All participants are required to cover their own accommodation costs, we recommend you book your accommodation early. To make things easy for you we've pencilled in some room bookings at a special New Frontiers rate with our accommodation partner, Silverstream Retreat. Many of our national and international guests will be staying here and there is a shared lounge available for after-hours connections. If you would prefer to stay in Wellington City or somewhere more unique to you and your party, then there are some other accommodation options listed below. 

Silverstream Retreat (Recommended) -  Check out the options here then contact them via email or phone to book and pay for your room -  just mention that you are coming to New Frontiers.

Other accommodation providers nearby in Upper Hutt include: 
(We can provide a shuttle service from these to the New Frontiers venue)

Accommodation providers near Wellington Train Station in Wellington City:
(Transport from these to New Frontiers will be via train from Wellington Train Station)

There are also many other excellent accommodation providers in Wellington City and around Upper Hutt. If you're staying elsewhere just let us know in your Participant Information Form and we'll try to help with transport if we can.