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New Zealand Symposium

The New Zealand Symposium brings together engagement practitioners, community development practitioners, communications and marketing professionals and academics to engage, learn, share and network.

​As we continue with some uncertainty and challenges this year, IAP2A will be providing a new opportunity for New Zealand engagement practitioners to connect, share and learn in 2022.

In place of our usual NZ Symposium, a series of events will celebrate the strength of engagement success and innovation across the country.

It is anticipated that these events will be held in various centres including Christchurch, Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Dunedin with potential virtual opportunities to join throughout the year.

Focusing on people and practice, with localised content, these events will aim to honour and learn from leaders of the practice, share knowledge and discuss contemporary issues in partner, community and stakeholder engagement.

This 2022 event series will wrap into the NZ Symposium that will be held in Wellington in March 2023. Sign up to our e-newsletter, or, bookmark the Hidden Gems of Engagement information page.

Stay tuned for further information as we develop the program and confirm all the details for these events.

If you would like to be involved in organising, participating, speaking or sponsoring these events, do reach out to us at info@iap2.org.au with the subject “NZ Events 2022”.

That’s a wrap – past symposium events

Read about our past symposium events.

NZ Symposium 2019 – It’s a wrap!

NZ Symposium 2019 – It’s a wrap!

It was really quite satisfying to spend a couple of days with engagement colleagues growing our collective body of knowledge (matauranga) at our recent Symposium. The Matariki theme was focused on new beginnings and particularly relevant in that Christchurch is a city that has had more than its fair share of ‘engagement’ recently. Mostly due to the huge effort to help our people recover, rebuild and regenerate after a damaging series of earthquakes.

What you had to say

2019 New Zealand Symposium

“Loved the atmosphere and hearing discussions about a topic I am passionate about. It was inspiring and through this symposium I have made connections that I didn’t before.”

2019 New Zealand Symposium

“It was my first time attending the Engagement Symposium and it was awesome! Thank you for an enjoyable time of networking and learning :)”

2019 New Zealand Symposium

“The Symposium provided a really good forum for meeting other people, sharing ideas and issues, and we heard some different (and refreshing) perspectives on engagement theory and practice.”

2019 New Zealand Symposium

“The Turanga visit was a real highlight- not just the engagement planning story but to be sitting in the outcome of their engagement and hear about the impact on relationships and lesson learnt.”

 

2019 New Zealand Symposium

“It was great, very welcoming and positive.”

 

2019 New Zealand Symposium

“This symposium was both inspiring and challenging for me. I am still processing some of the information from the two days, but come away with lots of reflections of my own professional and personal practice when engaging with others.”

 

2019 New Zealand Symposium

“Great, loved it!! Learned so much I will come next year for sure. Great people, great info, great venue!!“

 

2019 New Zealand Symposium

“Fantastic event“