2020 NZ Symposium | Call for abstracts now open

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We invite you to be part of the 2020 Community and Stakeholder Engagement Symposium by submitting an abstract.

The symposium will be held at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, Auckland area, New Zealand from 12-13 May 2020.

This year’s theme is: Wellbeing. Wellbeing in all its facets – social, cultural, environmental, economic, community and of course, as an engagement practitioner.

The NZ symposium brings together engagement practitioners, community development practitioners, communications and marketing professionals and academics to explore the diverse and challenging topic of community and stakeholder engagement.

Presentation abstract submission is open to all professionals and academics working in community and stakeholder engagement; community members and representatives who have participated in engagement and those who are exploring engagement as part of our rapidly changing design, planning, service delivery and policy making environments.


You can view the submission guidelines here.


All submissions are to be made online via IAP2 Australasia’s Survey Monkey Apply submission page. You will first need to register an account with Survey Monkey Apply.

To find out more about how to make an application through Survey Monkey Apply, check out the Survey Monkey Apply FAQ.

Presentation submissions close Monday 10 February, 2019, 7:00pm.

Please contact Josie Gruber, Marketing Manager on josie@iap2.org.au if you have any questions regarding abstract submission.


Important dates for abstract submission

  • Submissions open: 13 December 2019
  • Submission Close: 10 February 2020
  • Abstract Review: 12 February to 15 March 2020
  • Author Notification: after 16 March 2020
  • Full Symposium Program published: April 2020
  • Full Presentation Due for review: 1 May 2020