6-8 NOVEMBER

SPIER WINE FARM, STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

The path of a child’s life is shaped by the experiences they have during their first 5 years.

We want children from all communities to have the type of experiences that help them realise their full potential in the world they are going to live in.

While there are many life-influencing circumstances outside of our control, what if we could significantly impact a handful of them?

The Think Future conference aims to bring together a global mix of change makers and risk takers. Together we will explore & co-create action around five of the critical ingredients needed by today’s children to succeed in tomorrow’s world.

The 5 critical ingredients for future success:

RESILIENCE

Preparing children to respond to uncertainty, novelty, change and adversity

APTITUDE

Building powerful brains that are ready and able to learn in a digital age

INGENUITY

Teaching the ability to problem-solve and innovate right from the beginning

EMPATHY

Ensuring that children are able to see the world from someone else’s viewpoint

IMAGINATION

Stimulating the spirit of imagination in children to unlock their creativity

​Because we want all children of this generation to have the opportunity to thrive in the future, we cannot keep doing what we’re doing. We need inventive ideas and radical change to happen quickly, without compromising quality and at scale.

Participants will be exposed, through a series of exciting talks, to 5 of the forces currently driving massive shifts in our world.

They will look to these disruptors to inform and inspire the design of new ideas and transformative approaches to building resilience; aptitude; empathy; imagination and ingenuity in young children, especially those living in conditions of poverty and hardship.

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Exploring the influence of the crowd and drivers of citizen movements

THE SHARING ECONOMY

Thinking about the increasing value being placed on the commodity of trust

ACCELERATING TECHNOLOGY

Discovering opportunities to leverage the exponential rate of technological advancement

DECENTRALISATION

Understanding the distribution of functions, power and people driving systemic change across sectors

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS

Learning from innovation in systems, products and financing fueled by a growing respect for mother nature

“Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.”
-Dr. Seuss

Every person attending Think Future is an active participant.

A sense of adventure, curiosity and a genuine desire to create change is a must.

Think Future is brought to you by Innovation Edge and its investors, in partnership with Yellowwoods.

6-8 NOVEMBER

SPIER WINE FARM, STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

FOR MORE INFO ON THINK FUTURE CONTACT NICOLE@INNOVATIONEDGE.ORG.ZA