That’s right – a real in-person event!
Our event theme this year is “Clarity through Ambiguity?
We live in turbulent times, the rulebook is constantly changing and we’re moving at pace to keep up with BIG issues. How we respond to climate change, grow more sustainable cities and communities, move more people in less cars, communication in global pandemics, work with other cultures and build iwi partnerships are central to massive regulatory reform in Aotearoa right now. The rules are being re-written on local government, water regulation, the resource management act, education, health, justice and more, in an environment that is rife with distrust in authority and traditional information channels.
How do we as IAP2 practitioners support communities and organisations to engage in informed and equitable participation, when the only constant is change?
Deputy Mayor Foon – Wellington City Council
Arihia Bennett, CEO – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
We are excited to have Mike Oates, Senior Engagement Lead from Get Wellington Moving included in our program on the first day who will be taking everyone on a stroll through the CBD to learn about the ambitious programme to move more people with less vehicles. The walk will highlight the challenges of engaging with a wide range of stakeholders in an urban environment during a time of transformational change. During the walk you will meet with Let’s Get Wellington Moving officials involved in the programme and council staff involved in innercity regeneration and community programmes. The walk will start at Te Papa and end at Te Ngākau – Civic Square. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
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Dinner will be held at the Wharewaka Function Centre in the Makaro Room.
Beginning with pre-dinner drinks from 6:30pm, followed by a 3 course meal inclusive of Bubbles, wines, beers, cider and non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment to ensure you connect with colleagues and dance the night away.
Tuesday 21 March – Wednesday 22 March, 2023
Te Papa, Wellington
It is the must-attend event in New Zealand for engagement practitioners, and if you haven’t already registered, then consider these five reasons to be part of the Symposium:
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