New Frontiers


An Intimate Gathering

New Frontiers is a mix of workshops, emergent conversation, keynote talks and fun activities, all within an intimate gathering aligned with our mission of supporting New Zealand as an “Incubation Nation”, from which to develop, grow and launch integrated solutions to global challenges.

Edmund Hillary Fellowship

Solving Global Problems

We will explore the complexities and interconnections of social and planetary challenges humanity faces today, and the opportunities for integrated and innovative solutions. Using successful examples of creativity and innovation from around the world, we can expand our imaginations of what is possible. The programme will include showcases where EHF Fellows will share their vision for global impact, and the type of work they are doing to catalyse this from New Zealand. World-renowned speakers will inspire new possibilities and share unique insights on how New Zealand can lead global change. 



Planetary Stewardship

Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Centre will be leading conversation on the growing climate crisis we face and the bold actions we need to take to stay within the planetary boundaries. We will explore innovations in policy, entrepreneurship, investments, and culture to address the biggest global problem of our time.



Co-created by you, the Participants

With your input, we will explore the edges of creativity for existing and new industries, through mutual-learning and cross-pollination of diverse perspectives, covering topics such as agriculture, digital media, climate change, health, government, investment, and technology.



Connect with your Inner Child

At New Frontiers, you will have many opportunities to relax, unwind, and enjoy time away from your day-to-day life to connect with self. Many participants have found this part of the programme rejuvenating, and shared their own talents with the group also. If you’d like to run an active, arty or wellness focused activity at New Frontiers, get in touch with us! Here as some examples from the past:

  • Traditional Māori culture and art
  • Massage & body work

  • Art

  • Yoga

  • Music

  • Outdoor games

  • Hikes & trail runs

  • Spoken word performances

  • Fire pit sessions

  • Storytelling

  • Sustainability education

  • Laughter & happiness!



Shared Meals

Throughout New Frontiers, our master chef will be keeping you well fed with amazing cuisine! We will serve mostly a plant-based menu, using locally sourced, fresh organic foods, from organic wholesale suppliers.