NZSTA 2021 Conference


Thank you for being a valued NZSTA member.

The 2021 conference in Christchurch on 29 – 31 August 2021 was not able to be held due to Covid-19. The Board and the conference planning committee (CPC)  decided on the following alternatives:

  • Keynote workshops offered live online to delegates – these were successfully held on 30 and 31 August.
  • Oral presentations which are available as video recordings online. See the programme of available recordings in the right-hand menu tab. Conference delegates have been sent their access passwords.
  • The Grace Gane Memorial Lecture has been deferred to the 2022 symposium – 5 September in Christchurch (TBC).
  • Workshops have been deferred to the 2022 symposium – 5 September in Christchurch. (TBC).

Conference App:
The conference app provides the abstracts of the oral, workshop and posters, together with details of the conference exhibitors.

For the best experience use a mobile and search Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and download Guidebook.  On Guidebook search for NZSTA 2021 Conference.

Read this Guidebook guide and follow the links for troubleshooting.

Please note that you do not have permission to copy or use any of the abstract details provided unless you have received permission from the presenter.

Can I still register for the conference oral presentations? 

Even if you did not initially register for the conference, you can still access these online presentations by registering here and paying an access fee of $200.00, including GST for NZSTA members and members of the international speech pathology professional associations, OR $400.00, including GST for non NZSTA members. Once you have paid, we will email you the website addresses and the passwords for access.

Please do not share your passwords with anyone.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – PLEASE READ: The Association makes no warranty or representation in relation to the content or accuracy of the material in this document or conference. The Association expressly disclaims any and all liability (including liability for negligence) in respect of the use of the information provided. The Association recommends you seek independent professional advice prior to making any decision involving matters outlined in this document and conference.

Participant list – A list of conference participants, which includes each attendee’s name, workplace (if provided), and email address, is available via the conference app. If you indicated to be included on the list, you might be contacted by anyone who accesses the list.

Cancellations and refund of fees (as per programme)
A full refund, less $126.50 administration charge, will be paid if notification of cancellation in writing (emailed or faxed) received by Monday 26 July 2021.

Notification in writing from 27 July and until 16 August 2021 will result in a refund of 50% of the registration fee.

There will be no refund of the registration fee from Tuesday, 17 August 2021.

If, due to circumstances beyond the control of the NZSTA, the conference needed to be postponed or cancelled, the programme will be provided to conference delegates as recordings of all presentations.

If you require additional information, please email

Conference Committee:
Conference Convenor- Julianne Johns; Scientific Programme Chair – Toby McCrae; and Kate Cook, Bernice Goh, Naomi Grigg and Ruth Ramsay.