2018: APSTE Conference

2018 APSTE Conference hosted by Ara Institute of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand

Wednesday 10 October (10am) – Friday 12 October (12.30pm)

This year’s Fono is driven by the theme: “Ready For Change.”

The theme has been inspired by the recent changes in the tertiary sector at national and institutional levels, which have ripple effects for Pasifika learners, staff, and communities.

Food, accommodation and transport are included, you just need to pay for your registration fee and flights (if applicable)

Highlights of the conference include:

  • 3 key note speakers; Riki Welsh, Daniel Faitaua, and Sela Faletolu-Fasi
  • An opportunity to share experiences, ideas, skills and knowledge via institute feedback, workshops and presentations READ PROGRAMME HERE
  • Panel discussion from industry leaders with an opportunity for questions.
  • A tour of Christchurch
  • Plenty of networking opportunities including a formal dinner.

What you need to know:

As the conference is being held in Christchurch this year, and Christchurch has had many changes since the earthquake, we have decided to start the conference with a bus tour.

The bus will be leaving at 11.15am on Wednesday after the welcome.  Please organise your flight arrival time so that you dont miss this opportunity.  Also our first key note speaker will be presenting somewhere on the route.

Ara is providing a time in the conference on Wednesday for your institute to feedback on a positive change happening in your institute.   Please come prepared for a 3 minute presentation.

The Dinner on Thursday evening will be at 6pm.  Please dress in theme: “Wear something different for a change”

If you are sleeping at Ara, Ara will be providing the mattress, but you need to organize your own bedding.

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