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14 – 18 November 2018

Wellington, New Zealand

A must attend festival for everyone interested in creativity and innovation.

Speakers & Performers

The WLG-X programme is being crafted focussing on the creative collisions.  For a taste of what’s to come here are our first global speakers.

Aly Ehlinger

Aly Ehlinger Aly Ehlinger is a Talent Buyer at C3 Presents in Austin, TX where she helps create, book, market, and produce live experiences, concerts, and events. C3 Presents is a concert promotion and event production company that produces many of the most well-known music festivals around the world, including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Auckland City Limits, and Sydney City Limits. […] Read more»

Mark Moore

Mark Moore Mark D. Moore worked for NASA for 32 years before joining Uber to become the Engineering Director of Elevate Vehicle Systems. Uber has developed a transformative vision for urban mobility called Elevate to implement short-range aerial ridesharing that will provide a fast, on-demand aviation alternative to ground highway gridlock. Throughout his entire career, […] Read more»

Liz Manashil

Liz Manashil earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Post graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series JUST SEEN IT (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution […] Read more»


LEARN, PLAY, EXPLORE, NETWORK, AND FEAST YOUR MIND. WLG-X is a convergence of tech, design, film and music, bringing together the world’s most exciting innovators of creativity in Wellington, New Zealand – the world’s coolest little capital. From tech geeks to film gurus, aspiring musicians to serial entrepreneurs, there is something for everyone at WLG-X: a revolutionary festival of creative collisions.

















Breaking the mould of traditional events, our unique programme allows you to follow your passions and create your own individual festival experience across tech, music, film and design. One ticket allows you entry into anything and everything, so you can check out the headliners, or dive a little deeper into the indie stuff – it’s really up to you.

WLG-XCHANGE - Hear from internationally renowned rockstars in tech, music, film and design, create unscripted connections with local heroes, and get your game face on at pitching events and hackathons.

WLG-XPO – Check out crazy cool tech at Innovation Showcase, be inspired at Start-up Village and expand your horizons at the WLG-X Jobs Fair.

WLG-XPERIENCE – Lap up the best of Wellington’s unique culture from great coffee, craft beer and cuisine, to an after dark array of music, gigs and parties, meetups and film screenings.

WLG-XTENSION – Join the WLG-X community to host or attend VIP sessions and events, sponsor showcases, industry events and summits.

WLG-XPLORE – Discover what make’s Wellington the world’s coolest little capital, and make Wellington your launch pad to see more of New Zealand.



Programme announcements will be coming soon. To keep up to date with the latest news, be in-the- know about underground gigs and pop-up events, sign up to our newsletter for updates.


One ticket allows you entry into anything and everything in the core programme. With sessions, events and experiences celebrating tech, design, film and music, there’s something for everyone! Take advantage of earlybird rates now.

Pass Type
23 May – 30 Jun
1 Jul – 30 Sep
1 Oct – 31 Oct
1 Nov – 14 Nov
Full WLG-X Pass
$740 incl. gst
$890 incl. gst
$1,090 incl. gst
$1,290 incl. gst
3-Day WLG-X Pass Wed-Fri
$600 incl. gst
$600 incl. gst
$600 incl. gst
$715 incl. gst
3-Day WLG-X Pass Fri-Sun
$600 incl. gst
$600 incl. gst
$600 incl. gst
$715 incl. gst
Student WLG-X Pass
$150 incl. gst
$150 incl. gst
$150 incl. gst
$200 incl. gst

Special passes to music and film threads may be available closer to the time, subject to availability.




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