NZPI are seeking speakers for the 2020 Conference - 'VALUES / VOICES / VISION' being held in Nelson, 31 March - 3rd April. 

As planners we are called upon to listen to the many voices and sets of values represented in our increasingly diverse communities throughout New Zealand.  How we respect and respond to those multiple voices and values is essential in  setting out a vision for the kind of society and environments we wish to plan for.

Join us in Whakatū/Nelson - Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Māui (the prow of Māui’s waka), to take stock of the wealth of experience and expertise we hold collectively as a profession. We seek your input in reflecting on and responding to past and foreseeable future challenges and opportunities planners face in transforming voices and values into bold visions. We welcome your creative and thought-provoking presentations on all aspects of planning in 2020 and beyond.

Submission of your bio, photo & abstract gives full authority for publication on the NZPI Conference Website & in the Conference Handbook if accepted as a speaker.

Acceptance  is at the discretion of the Conference Committee. Submitters will be advised of their acceptance in October 2019.

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Abstract submission deadline has been extended to Friday 20th September, 5pm.  Please submit using the following online form:

 >>>  Abstract submission form* 



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