NZSTA 2020 Conference

POSTPONED – new dates to be announced shortly

The New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association 2020 Conference Committee is delighted to announce Aoraki Iho Ake: Grounded – Aspiring – Connected.

Drawing inspiration from Aoraki, the most well-known maunga tupuna (ancestral mountain) of the Southern Alps, and from the imagery of Iho Ake ‘from Earth to heaven and everything in between’, this conference seeks to create a panoramic and inclusive view of speech-language therapy in New Zealand 2020, its local community and global partnerships.

From the grounded practice that we bring to our workplaces every day, to the research, innovations and service improvements to which we aspire and the ways in which we gain insight and vigour from each other and those we work alongside, Aoraki Iho Ake will promote conversations that strengthen and enhance the ability of the backbone of our Association, our members and colleagues, to articulate new knowledge in concert and to flex with increasing service demands.

Aoraki Iho Ake: Grounded – Aspiring – Connected will be held at The Chateau on the Park Christchurch – A DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.

Our venue has gardens, accommodation and parking aplenty and is adjacent to the Hagley Park which leads to Central City and is close to the cafés and shops of Riccarton.

Bounded by sea and rivers, and sitting between the landmark Port Hills and Canterbury Plains looking out to the snow-capped Southern Alps, Christchurch is a city of verdant beauty, compassionate connection and creative endeavour.

To celebrate this, our conference dinner will be held at the landmark Christchurch Art Gallery.

Conference Committee:

Conference Convenor- Julianne Johns; Scientific Programme Chair – Toby McCrae; and Sharon Broadmore, Kate Cook, Naomi Grigg and Ruth Ramsay.

Conference Manager – Pamela Richards –