Aspiring Pass


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The Aspiring Pass grants you a reserved seat in the tiered seating block and access to ten speaker and panel sessions that promise to spark your curiosity and broaden your perspective. 

Here's your curated schedule:

Friday, April 5:

Adventures with Emilie, 12pm

Chancing It, 8pm


Saturday, April 6:

Breakfast with Papers, 9am

Ko Kāi Tahu me Te Tiriti, 11am

Syndromes and Surgery, Politics and Personal, 1pm

Truth & Lies, 3pm


Sunday, April 7:

Quintessentially Irish, 9am

The Drinking Game, 11am

What is the Tipping Point?, 1pm

With your pass and a reserved seat, get ready to immerse yourself in a weekend of intellectual exploration and entertaining discussions at the Lake Wānaka Centre during the Aspiring Conversations Festival of Ideas & Kōrero, from Friday, April 5, to Sunday, April 7.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Terms and Conditions:

- The Aspiring Pass admits you to each of the ten Wānaka Sessions listed.

- Excludes Dirty Passports, Modern Chinese, Helios, Tower of Song.

- The Pass replaces individual tickets for the relevant sessions.

- Please show your Pass at the door for entry; ID matching the Pass name may be required.

- Non-transferable between people and events.

- Arrive at least 10 minutes before the session starts for guaranteed seating – please let us know if you can’t make any session so we can accommodate others.

- For full terms and booking conditions, visit the 'how to book' page.


Aspiring Conversations
Ten events Friday 5 - Sunday 7 April
from 9am each day
10 events
$225 + service fees
Lake Wānaka Centre

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