Our Creative Director has a background in Education, Communication & Design. Experienced in corporate & charity event design, she directed the Inspire Conference for 5 years and ran the Gifted Education School.
Caroline is a qualified architect with NZ qualifications in tertiary learning and education.
Our Educational Director has over 20 years of experience in both corporate & charity human resources and adult training.
She co-founded Nelson educational charity and was its president for 5 years, she ran the day-to-day operations and overall strategy for over 40 events per year.
Our Communications and Marketing expert is a former secondary school teacher and university lecturer with an MA in geography and a BA in English.
Cassa is passionate about empowering young people to explore their futures and the world.
Our Youth Trainer was born in Germany where she studied social law & professional coaching. A kiwi sabbatical evolved to moving to NZ and assisting in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes.
Jen is a highly qualified and experienced mentor who helps others become focused, creative and resilient.
Our Youth Voice is a senior college student determined to ensure youth have all the resources required to reach their full potential.
A member of the UN Youth and Youth Council, Jenna is the recipient of the NZ United World College Scholarship for 2018.
Events Coordinator at NMIT, Alex has a real passion for youth work and is a dynamo at generating and developing creative ideas for the festival.
When not working on the IDEAS Festival or Young Enterprise Scheme Alex can be found behind the scenes or as a front of house manager for the Theatre Royal.