Brought to you by the Wānaka Festival of Colour, Aspiring Conversations is a festival of ideas where key thinkers talk about a diverse and rich array of current, controversial and just downright interesting subjects.
04/4/2024 - 07/4/2024

The festival is thrilled to be sharing this year’s diverse line-up of over forty speakers and artists. Topics such as culture, history, adventure, food, politics, personal challenges, climate change, artificial intelligence, well-being, Greek mythology and more will be explored.

Featuring storytelling, live theatre, music, spoken word, school workshops and engaging kōrero, there will also be surprise installations from our local community, to be revealed at the Lake Wānaka Centre. Our festival will also feature a pop-up café, bar service, and bookshop.

Amidst our challenging times, Aspiring Conversations offers a unique opportunity for meaningful dialogue and to come together to listen, talk, laugh, be challenged, and learn while reconnecting within our growing community.