The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab community meet-ups
Conversations to create impactful futures
Welcome to Converge. Your place and space to have the urgent and essential conversations and discussions we need to have about emerging disruptive technologies, leading change in the world and creating and innovating contemporary education.
We host three different Converge online meet ups that current students and alumni are welcome at:
Emerging and Disruptive Technologies Converge: meets fortnightly on Tuesdays, 7.30am – 8.30am.
Tuia te kōrero Change and Leadership Converge: Date and time to be decided by you. Have your say by clicking here.
Contemporary Education Converge: meets on the last Tuesday of every month, 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Although we host these meet ups, its open to be run by whoever wants to share and contribute. It’s your place, as learners and alumni engaged in change and innovation in your projects, your communities and your workplaces, to bring ideas, projects or challenges.
Converge is an ideal place to have robust discussion amongst a group of curious, open-minded critical thinkers to get feedback, ask questions, seek input or hear alternative viewpoints. Its non-hierarchical and democratised; everyone (and no one) is both teacher and learner. And it’s completely free.
To get notifications of upcoming Converge meet-ups, join the community.
If you’ve got an idea, project or challenge you want to sound out with one of the Converge communities, this is your forum to do that. Whether it’s half baked or nearly done we welcome you join in and share.
Just complete the form below to participate as a contributor to the meet-up. We’ll get in with touch you directly to coordinate the best session for you to present at. See below for more on how the meet-up sessions will run each fortnight.
Converge is a space for robust conversations amongst The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab communities. As part of our learner whanau you are welcome to join all but you may find one that feels more like home to you. To receive email notifications about upcoming Converge meet ups and/or put your hand up to be a Contributor at Converge, please opt in using the form below.
The approach of Converge is to not over-organise it – it’s not an event, it’s a meet-up. The more informal and organic it can be, the more that genuine conversation and engagement will occur. That’s the idea. But to be worth everyone’s valuable time there is some structure to it.
Firstly, it’s good to know there are different rhythms to the three Converge meet ups. When you join, you’ll receive a calendar invite from Judy Christie, Communities Manager, so you’ve got it locked in to your diary.
Emerging Disruptive Tech Converge: meets fortnightly on Tuesday mornings, 7.30am – 8.30am.
Tuia te Kōrero Change and Leadership Converge: TBC for 2023
Contemporary Education Converge: meets monthly on the last Tuesday of each month, 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Converge is designed to facilitate more opportunities for critical engagement with your community. The critical engagement component is core to this – we want this to help shine light on blind spots, open up perspectives and instil a practice of systems and impact thinking. But the approach must still align with our Te Ara Kotihi principles and values, underpinned by manaaki, rangatiratanga, pono and ako.
To achieve this, we’ve set some house rules. Joining the Converge community requires you agree to these.