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Programme

Conference dates

The conference will be held from Sunday 26th November 2017 to Wednesday 29th November 2017.  The conference venue is the St David Street Lecture Theatre Complex, corner of St David and Cumberland Streets, Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand. Please refer to our Contact us page for further information.

The conference will begin at 9.00 am on Monday and conclude on Wednesday afternoon by 4.30 pm.

Conference registration

Registration may be completed on Sunday afternoon, 3.00 – 6.00 pm, or Monday morning at 8.00 am

Conference dinner

 The conference dinner will be held on the Tuesday evening.

Programme information

The conference programme is now finalised. Detailed programmes are available for download.

Monday, 27 November 2017

08:00 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:40Mihi Whakatau and conference opening
09:40 - 10:10Tea and coffee break
10:10 - 10:40Conference introduction
10:40 - 11:30Keynote address 1
11:30 - 11:55Conference programme overview
11:55 - 12:15Introducing the new Disability Rights Commissioner
12:15 - 13:15Lunch break
13:15 - 14:15Themed session 1
14:30 - 15:30Themed session 2
15:30 - 16:00Tea and coffee break
16:00 - 17:00Keynote address 2
17:00 - 18:30

Welcome function
People First award ceremony

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

09:00 - 10:00Keynote address 3
10:00 - 10:30Tea and coffee break
10:30 - 11:30Themed session 3
11:40 - 12:40Themed session 4
12:40 - 13:40Lunch break
13:40 - 14:40Themed session 5
14:45 - 15:15Tea and coffee break
15:15 - 16:15Keynote address 4
16:15 - 17:00Poster session
19:00 - 22:30Conference dinner

Wednesday, 29th November 2017

09:00 - 10:00Keynote address 5
10:00 - 10:30Tea and coffee break
10:30 - 11:30Themed session 6
11:30 - 12:30Plenary: Conference commentators' summary
12:30 - 13:30Lunch break
13:30 - 14:30Plenary: Keynote panel reflection on conference summary and future actions
14:30 - 15:00Conference farewell