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We want you!

Are you coming to Annual Conference? Know your way around an app? Consider yourself able to proficiently navigate the World Wide Web? Then, we want you!

Become an Annual Conference Tech Buddy today!    Sign-up here.

What will this require?
You will need to be available for a quick briefing for 30 mins immediately prior to Annual Conference opening. Then during conference you will be available to answer web or app related queries from other delegates. You will only need basic knowledge, as any of the tough questions can be passed on to NZEI staff.

Stars in Their Eyes

Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be.....

That's right! The beloved ITV series Stars in Their Eyes is coming to NZEI Annual Conference as part of the President's Dinner.

Think you've got what it takes to take the Stars in Their Eyes stage? All you need to do is send a short clip (30 secs & can be a phone recording) of the act you will be performing to events@nzei.org.nz with the subject line 'NZEI Stars in Their Eyes' . The chosen acts will be notified a month before Annual Conference. So get submitting!
Submissions are due by Friday August 18. 

Don't worry, everyone can get involved!

So you don't consider yourself to be the next Adele? Don't worry! The theme for the evening will be Dress as your Favourite Star. There will be prizes for the best dressed stars! So dust off those Elvis costumes.

Keynote Speaker Announcement:
Welby Ings

We are delighted to announce that Professor Welby Ings will be giving the Keynote Address at Annual Conference 2017.

Welby Ings is a Professor in Design at Auckland University of Technology. He is an elected Fellow of the British Royal Society of Arts and has been a consultant to many international organizations on issues of creativity and learning.

Welby is also an internationally acclaimed author, designer, illustrator, and film maker. He has taught at all levels of the New Zealand school system and his widely acclaimed book Disobedient Teaching was released in March this year. In 2001 Welby was awarded the Prime Minister’s inaugural, Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence and in 2014 he was awarded the AUT University medal for his contributions to research, pedagogy and creativity.

Registrations open!

02 June 2017

Registration for Annual Conference 2017 is now open, and will remain open until 5.00PM 7 July 2017!

Register for Annual Conference 2017

What do you need to know?

This year, we are using Eventbrite to register Annual Conference attendees. So you will need to be able to identify your Area Council, and the Branch/AT/KP you will be representing at Annual Conference. If you are registering yourself, please make sure you have been in contact with either your Branch or Area Council official to find out if you are eligible to attend Annual Conference.

Are you an Area Council or Branch official? You can register multiple people at once (up to 10). Please ensure you have the contact details (full name, email, dietary requirements) of those you are registering.

Accommodation & Travel

When registering, you will be required to identify if you are driving or flying to Annual Conference. Please check out the 2017 Travel Policy to make sure you click the right option!

As usual, the three hotels we have special rates with in Rotorua are the Novotel, Sudima, and the Millennium. NZEI does not make accommodation bookings, so please contact your Branch or Area Council officials to do so.

The fine print

Please try and get all registrations in by the cut-off date. Late registrations will still be considered however branches will be responsible for both booking and payment of return travel.

Need a refresher on entitlements? We’ve got you covered. Check them out again here.

Key dates

  • 30 June 2017: Nominations for Associate or Fellow
  • 30 June 2017: Resolutions to amend the NZEI Te Riu Roa rules or policy
  • 7 July 2017: Registrations Close