What’s the age limit?


The conference is open to those in high school, or who have chosen alternatives for year 12 or 13. If this doesn’t apply to you consider volunteering which will allow you to experience the day plus be a part of an interesting team and learn new skills.


Do I have to be from Wellington?


No, you can be from anywhere around New Zealand. Consider pairing up with others from your school or area to make the travel easier. If you need support to get to the event talk to us and we’ll see what we can do.


Does it cost?


Yes. The ticket cost for two days $30, which includes all food.


What times does the conference start and end?


Registrations open at 8.30am and the conference will start at 9am on both Saturday and Sunday. Both days will close between 4pm and 4.30pm. There is no longer a launch night.


What if I can’t afford the ticket?


We have some scholarships available to students who can’t afford the ticket price or have to travel from out of town to get to the conference. Find out more here.


Can I volunteer?


Yes! We need volunteers for a range of roles. Get in contact with us to find out more nzclimatechallenge@gmail.com

Can I donate to help a participant get there?


Yes, please! Our scholarship fund relies on your generous donations, and with your help, we can make sure all young New Zealanders reach their leadership potential. Please contact us at nzclimatechallenge@gmail.com if you want to support the next generation of change makers.


What do I wear?


Business casual- something nice but comfortable, or school uniform.


Is there food?


Yes! Full catering is included in the ticket price. Please remember to tell us about any dietary requirements when you’re buying your tickets.


Do I have to find my own accommodation for the weekend?




What if I have no leadership experience or knowledge about climate change?


That’s fine! We will have a range of students, all with different levels of understanding and skill levels. We’re making sure our program is inclusive of everyone and the conference will be a great experience for any skill or understanding level.


Can my organisation run a stall at the conference?


Yes! We’re working hard to help match up passionate students with organisations that are aiming to make the world a more sustainable place. Having a stall at the Climate Challenge Conference is a great way to build one-on-one engagement with high school students from around the country. Contact us at nzclimatechallenge@gmail.com

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