Survive & Thrive Teams Up With Biz Dojo


Survive & Thrive is New Zealand’s smart-thinking event for creators, innovators, and anyone keen to use design and arts-led practice to build resilience in their career, business or organisation. 

This year, Survive & Thrive runs for TWO days and will be held on 13-14 September, at AUT University’s Sir Paul Reeves Building. A rich mix of inspiring world-class speakers, practical workshops, networking, one-on-one mentoring and independent sessions led by sector organisations, makes this an unmissable professional and enterprise development event.

Survive & Thrive 2013 was conceived and delivered by Dojo residents Arts Regional Trust and The Big Idea, artwork designed by Dojo resident, Dylan du Plessis. (We’re all over this)

The future is here already - are we all ready? Survive & Thrive believes that it’s up to us to take charge of the disruption and fast-paced change that living in the FutureNOW brings, and our line-up of local and international speakers will explore just that. Alex Hillman, of the Better Work Tour, will be speaking here for the Auckland leg of his journey, make sure you pick up your tickets!

On Friday, 13 Sept., build the day your way - weave your way through any of the four strands of content, or you can pick and mix to build a day that matters most to you. Our resident sustainability strategist, Rebecca Mills, is presenting about becoming a global acupuncturist - you’ll have to come and hear her to find out more. Rumour has it that some of Joseph Michael’s work could also be on display

Then, on Saturday, 14 Sept., get vocal, you’ll be provoked! The BizDojo are joining a number of other organisations in hosting POP: Share sessions. Ours (co-hosted by Boosted and Give a Little), is called ‘Crowdfunding Now’. Join us to talk about what you love, hate, and most importantly, what you want in crowdfunding, what you’ve learned, and what you’d do differently. In the afternoon, is Dr Ralph Kerle (one of IBM’s 100 Global Creative Leaders 2011) - running a 'world cafe’ style workshop exploring how to harness creative thinking and contribute to the vision of making Auckland one of the world’s most liveable cities.

We would love to see you there and hear what you have to say. Survive & Thrive have given us discounted tickets - just $105 [inc GST and booking fees]. Buy them online at Eventbrite and enter the discount code ASSOC132 for two days, or ASSOC131 for Fri 13 Sept.