We’ve had huge sales today (Friday February 23), with unprecedented demand for our Friday evening session featuring Jacinda Arden and Mary Robinson.

We limited sales for the session to two per person across the board because we knew demand would be high, and had availability online, by telephone and through our box office at Lake Wanaka Centre from 8.30am on Friday morning.

This was the fastest-selling show we have ever had for both Aspiring Conversations and the Festival of Colour!

With this in mind, we will be recording this session for podcast/broadcast, so no one will need to miss out on the discussion between these two world leaders.


And, as usual, we will have the ticket exchange board in operation after Easter at Lake Wanaka Centre. If you have spare tickets, this is the place to post a note to sell them; if you’re looking to buy tickets to sold out shows, this is the place to look.

The ticket exchange board has proved extremely successful in the past.


Tickets are still available for nine out of 11 of our programmed sessions and shows. You can book for these online at www.aspiringconversations.co.nz, or by telephone on 022 4 849 669.

We will also be at the box office at Lake Wanaka Centre on Saturday, February 24 from 8.30am to 2pm if you would like to book in person.

And we will be announcing the speakers for our ‘The Future of Work’ session next week.

A big thank you to our ticketing staff today, who did a great job today.