Meet the volunteering humans putting together this unique Wellington experience:


Licensee / Creative Producer

Yes, just a D and a K. Creative Producer & Speaker Coach. Love ‽’s.


Erica Brooks

Speaker & Performer Curator

Event manager and producer with a background in design, marketing, film and media. Senior Comms + Media Analyst for NZ Classification Office.


Alex Matthews

Head of Community & Partnerships

Alex has a passion for community development and engaging local organisations. Co-Founder and Digital Producer at Xequals, a cutting-edge web and graphic design company.


Ciaran Jacks

Communications Director

Co-Founder of Design and Digital agency Obvious and Course and Scholarship discovery platform StudySpy, Ciaran is passionate about creative and education industries, activating businesses for positive social impact.


Hannah Wignall


Contractor in both the creative and health sector. The human element of events excited me the most. I play football and ride bikes for some endorphins. Talk to me about: empathy.


Helen Kirlew Smith


Helen has been producing and managing public art initiatives and interactive events in Wellington over the last 6 years. Sharing stories, connecting people and inspiring people to be the best they can be is at the heart of all that she does.


Emily Dwyer


Emily truly thrives when creating experiences that immerse, surprise and delight people, whilst fostering meaningful interactions. Emily has over a decade of events experience, including event design & production across a variety of sectors.


Gareth Parry

Speaker Coach

Gareth is a partner in PwC’s Experience Consulting practice, specialising in helping create the right conditions for diverse groups of people to collaborate, participatory design, and live-scribing.