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

The inaugural Think Future event brought together a global mix of 230 change makers from 6 to 8 Nov 2017 at Spier Wine Farm, South Africa. 

The big idea: To spark action that results in children from all communities having the type of experiences that help them realise their full potential in the world they are going to live in.

60% of the participants ​had Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE ) at the core of their work; while 40% were from completely different sectors and fields of expertise.

Together these ‘unlike minds’ were exposed to the current ECCE landscape and navigated the challenge of scale. They looked to a number of global forces driving massive change and explored 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.

Have a look at the Inspire & Ignite Talks videos and presentations and make sure to browse the Breakaway Sessions page.

To get an idea of the Think Future experience, have a look at what one of the participants had to say in an article published in Medium after the event.

When’s the next event? Watch this space 🙂




​”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.” 

Take a look at the Think Future 2017 programme , speaker line up & image gallery.

You will also find videos of the talks and downloadable presentations by clicking on the Talks and Breakaway Session boxes below.

Think Future 2017 was designed & hosted by Innovation Edge and its investors, in partnership with Yellowwoods.

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