Semi Permanent takes over Aotea Centre this August


Semi Permanent takes over Aotea Centre this August
Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2018, Semi Permanent takes festival form this year with an expanded programme that builds on the successes of last year’s sell-out event.

The Coachella for creatives, entrepreneurs and future thinkers, Semi Permanent is returning to Auckland and will run for the first time across three days from Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th August at Aotea Centre.

For the first time the event will last three days, kicking off with Future of the Future on Thursday, 9th  August, showcasing a stellar line up of speakers from the world’s most disruptive brands. The best creative minds from six of the top global innovative companies, Google, Uber, Facebook, Netflix, AirBnB and Spotify will share their highly regarded insights on what the world could look like in several decades and what the future could be with artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

The big names featuring on Future of the Future’s line-up are Ethan Eismann, Product Director at Airbnb, Joshua To, Head of Design, Daydream Google VR at Google, Sara Ortloff Khoury, Director at Google Cloud, Andrew Law, Director of Product Design at Netflix, Micahel Gough, Global VP of Design at Uber, Chris Wiggins, Vice President Product Design at Spotify and Julia Peter, Artificial Intelligence Design at Facebook.

On Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 18 designers, creatives and artists will take to the stage to share stories, ideas and insights about the nature of creativity.


Where: Aotea Centre, Auckland Central

When: From 9-11 August

Tickets can be found here


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