Get inspired while you learn, share and connect face-to-face with creative visionaries who hail from the USA, Australia and New Zealand at Spark’s 20th Festival. This week long series of talks, workshops, exhibitions and performances will be held on Wintec’s city campus with other events happening in the heart of Hamilton city.

Speakers will share their knowledge in talks and workshops on everything from being a social influencer, to making it as a freelancer, finding creative people-centred solutions to difficult brand problems, and building collaborative creative and inclusive communities in an increasingly connected world.

Step out from behind your screen and be part of this two-way exchange at these critical, and intimate, conversations. Share knowledge and fuel your curiosity at this week-long, creative experience.

The festival is free to attend and open to all, though there are limited places at each event. For entry, students bring your Wintec ID and for anyone else get your Eventbrite Ticket at no cost here. To sign up for workshops click the register link on the website and find out all you need to know.

You can follow us on social media or join the mailing list where you can request a printed programme. If you’d like to get in touch then please email our Festival Director Megan.

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Sara Radin

Freelancer NYC

Events Room 1, Gallagher Hub, Wintec

Design Industry Breakfast

Copresented by Chow Hill and Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts & Design

Mavis Made to Order, Wintec City Campus

Batay-Csorba Architects

The Long Room, Wintec House

Emily Nathan

Photographer USA

Events Room 1, Gallagher Hub, Wintec

Donovan Bixley Illustrator's Workshop

Telling stories with words and pictures

X Block, Alexandra Street


Telly Tuita

Weasel Gallery, Victoria Street

Ryan Delaney Workshop

Design Sprints

RG.02, Wintec

Emily Nathan Workshop

Shooting for the 'gram

P Block, PG.18, Wintec