Social events

Welcome reception

Will be held on Wednesday evening, immediately following the final session of the day.  The welcome reception is an opportunity for informal interaction among attendees and development organisations, publishers, and networks.

Conference dinner

Thursday evening, a short time after the final session of the day.  Details to be advised.

Lunchtime forum

Friday lunch time.  This is an opportunity to reflect on the conference, details to be advised.

Walking tours of Central Christchurch

The walking tour will be an opportunity to go on an exploration tour around Christchurch Central! We will have a wander around multiple community initiatives (such as GapFiller projects, and Greening the Rubble community gardens), explore the street art, visit new infrastructure and urban spaces popping up, and acknowledge pre-earthquake spaces. It will be an appreciation tour for this exciting, transitional time Christchurch currently sits in. Ella Martin, our volunteer tour organiser and guide is a born and bred Cantabrian who saw the city’s transition first hand. It’s an ideal activity for some fresh air before/between/after chats at the conference, and a good way to get your walking shoes on (comfy shoes are a must!), to explore Christchurch in an exciting stage. Be prepared for sunglasses weather, or rain jacket weather – you never know in Christchurch! The tours should be around an hour but are very flexible in terms of where people need to be for the conference. We’re planning to set off from the YMCA.

Available tour times:

  • Tuesday 4th at 4pm
  • Thursday 6th at 5pm
  • Friday 7th at 8am
  • Saturday 8th at 9am (if there is enough interest)

Sign up HERE!

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