The Future of
Open source collaboration
Circular supply chains
Future State 002: The Turning Point will take place at St James Theatre, located on Courtney Place in the heart of the CBD, as part of the Semi Permanent Festival of Creativity & Design. It is within easy reach of public transport, hotels, and restaurants. There is no public parking at the St James Theatre. There is convenient street parking nearby, as well as several parking areas close to the venue. Further public transport, mobility parking and passenger drop-off information can be accessed here.
What does my ticket include?
To attend Future State you'll need to purchase a ticket to Semi Permanent Aotearoa, with both single-day and full-festival passes available. Note: Future State takes place on the Thursday of the festival's dates. Each ticket includes access to the Future State session as part of the broader Semi Permanent Aotearoa Festival of Creativity and Design, including all listed talks and panel discussions, for the duration of the day.
How do I collect my ticket and find my seating allocation?
After purchasing your ticket you’ll receive a booking confirmation via email. Your individual ticket will be emailed to you 48 hours before the event.Should you be purchasing multiple tickets and like them issued to each individual ticketholder, you may visit the booking site and add the individual email addresses for the tickets to be issued to. As tickets will be issued digitally you will be able to enter the event by presenting your unique barcode on your mobile device. Note: seating is unallocated.
Can I change my seating allocation?
Once tickets are issued seats cannot be changed, however should you require a specific seat for accessibility, such as wheelchair access or up-front seating for clearer viewing, please get in contact at the time of booking and we will accommodate your request.
Can I refund my ticket?
Future State does not issue refunds for change of mind. Should you purchased a ticket and no longer be able to attend you may have the ticket reissued to a different name at no charge.
What topics does the Future State event cover?
Each edition of Future State will explore a different aspect of contemporary culture that is reshaping business. The second edition of the event has been curated to the theme of ‘The Turning Point’, which will explore the driving forces behind the next era of sustainability practices and unpack the challenges and opportunities of developments such as the circular design systems, resource maximisation, audience engagement strategies, and open source collaboration.
The event, however, will offer more just than actionable insights into new technologies through the application of a humanistic lens to the subject matter to better understand how it applies to, and respects, people and the planet.
Will the event be streamed online?
There will be no livestream of the event, however highlights of the talks program will be featured on the Future State and Spark Lab website post event, viewable only within New Zealand.
I want to take photographs or record video at Future State, what do I need to know?
While personal content capture is allowed, photographs or video recordings made with the intent of professional or commercial distribution or sale is firmly prohibited. We kindly request the no flash photography be used during the talks program.
Semi Permanent, Spark Lab and St James Theatre are committed to producing an event experience with minimal environmental impact and maximum benefits for people.
- Digital tickets and programs will be issued in lieu of paper.
- Humanitix is Future State’s ticketing platform of choice. Humanitix donates 100% of profits from every event’s booking fees to charities, including the Manaiakalani Education Trust, an organisation supporting Māori, Pasifika and disadvantaged learners in Aotearoa New Zealand to increase student outcomes and get equal access to digital education.
Is there mobility seating?
For each ticket for a wheelchair space purchased by a disabled individual or another person at his or her request, one additional ticket in the same row and contiguous with the wheelchair space shall be made available for purchase (provided they are available at time of purchase). We will provide a solid seat as the companion seat in wheelchair accessible reserved seating areas. The St James Theatre has eight accessible spaces and eight companion seats located in the stalls on the ground floor of the venue. Elevator access is available from the ground floor. Wheelchairs are available at the venue but require you to give advanced notice so they can ensure they are on-site during the event
Is there reduced mobility access?
Stalls — The entrance is via the ground floor with no stairs.
Dress Circle — Access is either via the stairs or elevator. There are a few steps as you enter the theatre seating space, therefore it is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Grand Circle — Access is via stairs only.
When seated, walkers need to be stored under your seat for the duration of the show, to avoid creating a safety hazard. If you need additional assistance at the venue, please ask our friendly staff, who are trained to help.
What if I'm visually impaired?
Guide dogs are welcome at the St James Theatre. Live captioning will be provided for the duration of the talks program. If you need additional assistance at the venue, you can ask their friendly staff, who are trained to help.
What if I'm hearing impaired?
The St James Theatre is equipped with an audio loop for patrons with hearing impairments. The loop covers all levels of the theatre and uses an infrared system with receivers and headphones.
To get in touch with the team behind Future State, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org