Open Stream


The Open stream offers delegates some space and professional support to work on their business and to host the conversations they want to have.

A stone’s throw away from the Isaac Theatre Royal, the Open Stream provides supplementary spaces and facilities to have your own meetings and organise follow-up conversations on the topics you want to delve into. You can take part in additional workshops some of our professional partners are generously offering to deliver at no cost, or get first-hand advice and expertise from our on-site mentors.

Our SEWF 2017 Online Community Platform, powered by our Platinum partner SAP, provides delegates with access to the booking system for all meeting rooms, hot desks, complimentary workshops and mentor sessions across these Open Stream venues.

The Open Stream has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Vodafone Foundation, BizDojo, ChristchurchNZ and Kiwibank.

The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation, BizDojo and Christchurch NZ are providing us with their newly built facilities, including all AV equipment, for the duration of the Forum. Check out our Venue Map to locate the Vodafone Innov8 building,BizDojo co-working space and GreenHouse innovation hub, literally next door to each other.

Kiwibank, one of our Gold partners, is bringing a Mentor Bar to the Open Stream. You can make a booking in advance or drop in to the Mentor Bar space throughout the Forum to get support from a range of professional services. From banking services to legal advice, marketing to wellbeing tips, it’s a great way to get expert advice at no cost, making your social enterprise stronger while you’re at the Forum.

All in all, the Open Stream is a great opportunity to work on your own business, discuss specific topics or challenges, network with like-minded people, seek guidance and mentorship, or just carve out a space to relax and disconnect between sessions. We look forward to welcoming you into our spaces.