12 June 2017

Semi Permanent Auckland - August 2017

Auckland 2017

Aotea Centre

August 10-12


*The Creative Store has an exclusive discount for our Candidates. Click here to buy tickets*



The Mecca for creatives, entrepreneurs and future thinkers, Semi Permanent is back in Auckland this year and today launch the list of industry heavyweights headlining the two-day symposium.


What was once a niche event for ‘creative types’ continues to grow in relevance and importance as creativity and design come to the fore as increasingly important elements for careers and business.


The speed of change within industries is at a pace never seen before and re-invention is the key. Now more than ever design, business and culture are overlapping with creativity being a key demand.


This year’s speaker line-up is a roll-call of names, of the best minds from today’s biggest global companies – Dantley Davis, Director of Product AI at Facebook; Ethan Eismann, Director of Product at Uber; Katie Dill, Head of Experience at Airbnb and Hector Ouilhet, Head of Design at Google Search.


Cult leaders, who are rock stars in their communities include world renowned book designer Irma Boon, the world’s leading scent artist and designer Sissel Tolass, HaydenShapes surfboard designer, Hayden Cox; world renowned typeface designer, Tobias Frere Jones; New Zealand’s leading contemporary artist, Michael Parekowhai …. and the list goes on.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Simon Velvin - NZ Director



Future of the future

Change is constant. Business is being reinvented at an unprecedented pace. Curious about what’s next?


A two hour, high impact business briefing that gives your team the opportunity to hear first-hand from the visionaries behind four of the world’s most disruptive companies.


Download and apply these insights to arm your company with the strategies and confidence to move forward in this rapidly changing world.


Rod Oram, New Zealand’s favourite business futurist, will set the scene, interview our speakers and apply outtakes to the New Zealand market.


Google Hector Ouilhet will discuss Talking to technology

How Google is finding inspiration in the way we talk to each other to make technology adapt to human interactions, and not the other way around.


UBER - Ethan Eismann will talk about Cities to Citizens

How the Uber product design team designs on a global scale to make transportation reliable, enjoyable, and affordable for everyone.


AIRBNB - Katie Dill will discuss When Great Experiences Go Offline

How Airbnb has created a Trust platform where great user experiences can happen, at any time between real people in the real word – even when the company isn’t directly in control.


FACEBOOK - Dantley Davis will share The Story of Your Life 

How Facebook develops products to stay ahead of the competition, combining design, art, and science to create a new platform for storytelling.


Future of the Future is:

Fast: 2 hours including breakfast on the run.

Early: 7.30 – 10.00am on Thursday 10th of August / Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland.

This is a Premium Ticket holder event only.


Speakers and Artists

Amber CartwrightDesign Manager – AirbnbSan Francisco, United States


Dantley DavisDirector of Product AI, AR and Camera Experience – FacebookSan Francisco, United States


Erik KlimczakUber, Creative Director — Advanced Technologies Group, Data Design GroupSan Francisco, United States


Ethan EismannUber, Director of Product DesignSan Francisco, United States


Hayden CoxHaydenshapes Surfboards, founder and surfboard designer.Los Angeles, United States


Hector OuilhetGoogle Search, Head of DesignSan Francisco, United States


Irma BoomGraphic designerAmsterdam, Netherlands


John BrownTechnical Director – InstrumentPortland, United States


Kara PlaceExecutive Director – InstrumentPortland, United States


Katie DillDirector of Experience Design – AirbnbSan Francisco, United States


Lucy McCraeScience fiction artist, Body ArchitectLondon, United Kingdom


Michael ParekowhaiProfessor in Fine Arts, Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries – University of Auckland (UoA)Auckland, New Zealand


Natasha JenNatasha Jen is a partner and designer at the legendary design firm Pentagram.New York, United States


Nicholas KamudaSensory Design Director – Windows Mixed RealitySeattle, United States


Sascha LobeFounderStuttgart, Germany


Sissel TolaasSmell researcher & artistBerlin, Germany


Steve DenekasExec. Creative Director - InstrumentPortland, United States


Tobias Frere-JonesFounder and design directorNew York, United States

The Creative Store has an exclusive discount for our Candidates. Click here to buy tickets