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Our Mission

The International Festival of the Environment Science and Technology Dunedin New Zealand Incorporated is a not-for-profit charitable organisation established to achieve the following aims.


Aims of the Society

Aims + Object

To celebrate and promote education and research in the fields of science, the environment, and technology, and to foster awareness of the contributions which scientific, technological, and environmental endeavours make to society with particular emphasis on the excellence of the achievements in these fields attained in New Zealand. The Society, through the events and festivals it stages, is a catalyst to encourage all organisations (educational, research, business and community) and individuals to participate in the promotion of their work in science and its applications and contributions to society.


Our Purpose

To conduct in Dunedin - The City of Science public International Science Festivals and Events on an annual basis which celebrate and promote the contributions science makes to society - past, present and future.

To celebrate New Zealand's excellence in environmental, scientific and technological education and research within all sectors of the community and particularly to those involved in primary, secondary and tertiary education.

To conduct festivals and events to promote public awareness and interest in the environment, science and technology.

To enhance the local economy by the promotion of science and technology opportunities, through research and education, available through Otago's educational facilities, particularly its' tertiary institutions.

To promote and secure the reputation of Dunedin as a venue for conventions, conferences, symposia and other events in the fields of science, technology and the environment, science education and research.

To promote and disseminate information in relation to scientific technological and environmental research and education, and the events to be held to promote awareness and understanding thereof.