Welcome to Boma New Zealand

Boma New Zealand is part of a global network supporting business leaders, politicians, educators, entrepreneurs, young people, and changemakers to navigate our rapidly changing world, so that we can be more intentional and intelligent about the future we’re creating.

 
 

Understand. Adapt. Thrive.

 
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To navigate our highly uncertain world, we need a new kind of conversation.

We are facing a dramatically changing future.  

It’s not just technology. Sociopolitical change. Geopolitical change. Climate change. Changes in our structures and economic systems.

How can anyone keep up?

How can our organizations and institutions adapt and thrive in a future that looks nothing like the past?

How can we thrive in this future?

 

How can we all come together to impact the world for good? How can corporates and communities work side by side to address some of the biggest challenges we face? How can for-profits, non-profits, government, and youth align for a more constructive, inclusive, prosperous society?

 
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(ˈBoma) The roots of the word “Boma” date back to Africa—the cradle of all mankind—and lie in the languages spoken in the African Great Lakes. The Boma was a circular enclosure for the community and elders to gather, normally built out of branches. It was a sacred space for community gatherings and meaningful discussions to be had, a space where decisions were made and actions were taken.

(ˈBoma)
The roots of the word “Boma” date back to Africa—the cradle of all mankind—and lie in the languages spoken in the African Great Lakes. The Boma was a circular enclosure for the community and elders to gather, normally built out of branches. It was a sacred space for community gatherings and meaningful discussions to be had, a space where decisions were made and actions were taken.

Global Community

Imagine a global community, created from the ground up by its international members and focused on delivering positive impact.

Imagine combining the best in global thinking with the best in local insight, to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Imagine getting access to the world’s most innovative thinkers and doers, tailored to your unique environment and culture and focused on solving problems and action.

At Boma, we don't challenge you to change the world. We empower you to change your world.

Join us in making this powerful paradigm a reality.

 
 

Coming full circle.

The Chairman and Founder of Boma Global, Lara Stein, created the TEDx program at TED, and grew it into a global movement with more than 15,000 events and more than 1 billion video views.

Through her work with TEDx, Lara learned the innovation power of local communities, and how to harness this power. She also learned how to build a massive volunteer network and how to sustain it long term.

After leaving TED, she joined Silicon Valley's Singularity University, to build a decentralized network of country partners and take them global.

Now, she has joined forces with three of the most established TEDx organizers: Kaila Colbin (New Zealand), Michel Levy-Provencal (France), and Stephan Balzer (Germany). Kaila and Stephan also successfully brought Singularity University to their regions.

All four of the co-founders have an intimate understanding and appreciation of the power of large-scale, decentralized networks.

They have come together to create a new global network of country partners, supporting business leaders, politicians, educators, entrepreneurs, young people and grassroots organizers to navigate our rapidly changing world, helping create a better, more sustainable and human centered future for us all.

 
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Global Founders

The Boma founding team has over 50 years’ experience creating massive global communities, world class events and conferences, industry leading corporate training, and cutting edge futurist curriculum—all with a focus on positive impact.

Lara Stein

Founder, TEDx; Global Expansion Strategist, Singularity University.

Kaila Colbin

Curator, TEDxChristchurch; Curator, TEDxScottBase; Curator, SingularityU New Zealand Summit; Curator, SingularityU Australia Summit;  Co-founder, Ministry of Awesome

Michel Levy-Provencal

Curator, TEDxParis; Co-founder, Brightness; Co-founder, Joshfire; Co-founder, Rue89; Founder, L'Échappée Volée

Stephan Balzer

Founder, red onion; Curator, TEDxBerlin; Curator, SingularityU Germany Summit; Curator, Qberlin Conference