The 2017 Conference

We ran two Limitless conferences in August - for students all throughout Canterbury and the West Coast. We had 360 students attend, and we were excited to work with 27 schools throughout the region, who brought students to the programme. Once again, the support to provide this programme was absolutely phenomenal. We'd love to say a massive thank you to all those who gave their time and talent to see Limitless conference come to life. The Limitless conference was adapted and developed based off what we learnt from our 2016 programmes, and input from various Limitless supporters and students. We are excited to continue growing and developing Limitless into 2018 and beyond.

A few of our amazing speakers, session leads and workshop facilitators were:

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Stephen Henry

CEO, Kode Biotech Group

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Hannah Duder

CEO, Indigo & Iris

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Jaye Pukepuke

Founding Director, Bros for Change

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Sophie Kennedy

Sustainability Engineer, Fulton Hogan

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Grant Ryan

Founding Coordinator, The Cacophony Project

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Andrea Brewster

Strategy Development Manager, Girl Guiding NZ

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Suicide Prevention, He Waka Tapu

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Rochelle Faimalo

Social Recovery Coordinator, Hurunui District Council

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Limitless was life changing for our students, hosting engaging speakers that connected well with our tamariki and inspiring them to be the change they want to see in the world. It allowed them to connect withpeers their own age and challenge their assumptions on the world to move forward with vigour and passion. I would recommend Limitless to any group of students who are moving out into the world and attempting to engage with who they are as people.

- Jono Broom, Kaiarahi, Haeata Community Campus

Attending Limitless was such a unique and worthwhile opportunity. Across the two days I was confronted with a fresh perspective on strengths, passions, values and the courses our lives may follow. It gave me a clearer holistic view of who I can be instead of what I can do, but above all, I learnt that by building this self awareness, you have the power to not onlytransform your life, but the lives of the people around you

- E Wen

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Limitless Conference provided my students with a vibrant environment that inspired, challenged and encouraged them. The young people who attended came away buzzing with an understanding of their values, strengths and how they could use these to build their passion and purpose into careers that address the issues surrounding them. Seeing students interact with their peers across the region in such a meaningful way as they figured out more about themselves and others was so encouraging for me as a Dean of Year 10.

- Lydia Mills, Year 10 Dean, Craighead Diocesan School