ArtsTech Speed Dating

Tue 9 May 12:30 — 7:30pm

New Zealand's artistic, science and tech sectors come together to transform classical performing arts in the 21st century.
Ticket price: $5

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There is currently a global lag in the application of science and technology to traditional branches of the performing arts, particularly ballet, orchestra, opera and kapa haka. Imagine if they were infused with science and technology in the same way that our agriculture, film and high performance sports sectors already are! This ArtsTech Speed Dating event is an inaugural opportunity for New Zealand's artistic, science and tech sectors to come together and innovate, using their collective skills and knowledge to kick-start us exploring the potential for New Zealand to lead the world in ArtsTech and transform each of these art forms for the twenty-first century. 

The event has three components:

12:30-1:30pm | See the Potential - lunchtime public showcase event MCed by Simon Morton: leading arts professionals, scientists and tech innovators talk about what excites them about arts/tech/science collaborations.

1:30-5pm | ArtsTech Speed Dating Rotation and Micro Match-up

    1:30pm-3pm - Leading arts professionals, scientists and tech innovators 'speed date' to discover opportunities for combining their knowledge to create innovations

    3pm-3:30pm - afternoon tea

    3:30pm-5:00pm - participants match-up into mini teams and develop the ideas that excite them most

5:15pm–6:30pm | ArtsTech Innovation Showcase and Prize-giving - Public showcase event MCed by Simon Morton, where the teams of artists, scientists and tech experts present the ArtsTech concepts they've created to a panel of expert judges who award prizes.

Members of the public are able to book for both the Showcase sections, or just one.

$5 koha per Showcase. This is a not-for-profit event. Koha will be put towards costs not covered by sponsorship and in-kind contributions.


Simon Morton presents & co-produces Radio New Zealand National’s award winning weekly consumer sci-tech programme 'This Way Up', which he established in 2005. He also contributes to the BBC World Service technology programme, 'Click' He's won numerous awards & has a deep understanding of innovation.
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