OffGrid did a great job organizing and encouraging a cohesive conversation around a topic as complicated as a city. The multi-faceted speakers all brought their own insights around the core topics of branding, people, culture and storytelling in the city, but the high-level mission for both speakers and attendees was to collectively define what it means to be an experiential city. That came to life through a mix of talks, workshops, tours, concerts and panels that blurred the lines between presentation, conversation and participation.
Justin Lester, Mayor of Wellington
Sean Perkins, North (London) brand design legends
Louise Vogel Kielgast, Gehl (Copenhagen) cities for people
Susan Mavor, Public (Vancouver) exhibition design
Johnson Witehira (New Zealand) Maori Designer and Artist
Nick Kapica, Design Lead, Wellington City Council