On behalf of the Southland and New Zealand Literacy Associations (SLA & NZLA), we welcome you to join us at the 45th NZLA Literacy Conference, held on the 25th - 27th September 2023 at the Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, New Zealand. We are very much looking forward to seeing you at our Literacy Conference down in the deep south.
Click here to view the latest NZLA Literacy Conference 2023 flyer and keynote information.
Updated keynote speaker:
It is with great regret that Liz Kane (one of our previous keynote speakers advertised) has had to pull out of presenting at the conference.
We warmly welcome Lyn Stone who will fill this position at the NZLA Literacy Conference. Lyn is based in Australia and is the founder and creator of ‘Lifelong Literacy.’
Before completing the registration form, please read the following information and terms & conditions carefully. If you have any issues completing this online form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Please register for the conference under one of the following sections:
- SECTION 1: School/Group registration booking
- SECTION 2: Individual registration booking
Complete ALL questions for the section you chose to register under before submitting your registration.
When we receive your online registration, a confirmation email will be sent within 24 hours. Please check your junk mail if it does not arrive in your inbox.
Conference registration cost:
$395 +GST - 2023 Southland Literacy Association member (early bird)
$425 +GST - 2023 New Zealand Literacy Association member (early bird)
$495 +GST - 2023 Full Registration
University and Teachers College students please contact us directly via email for conference registration costs.
Early bird prices end 1st May 2023. Prices are per person. The conference registration cost does not include overnight accommodation.
Will be shared at a later date. As soon as our itinerary is confirmed, all registered attendees will be emailed.
The conference venue 'Ascot Park Hotel' has a wide range of apartment, hotel and motel rooms available for attendees to stay in. We have blocked out all venue rooms from Sunday 24th to Wednesday 27th September 2023 so you do not miss out. We suggest you book your accommodation as soon as you confirm your registration and flights.
To make a reservation, call or email the conference venue directly and mention to the hotel reservations team that you would like to book a room for the 'New Zealand Literacy Conference'. You will receive special room rates over the conference dates when you mention the conference.
Venue phone number: 0800 272 687 or 03 219 9076
Venue email: email@example.com
Conference Evening Social Event:
The SLA will be hosting an 'Authors Evening' after Day 1 of the conference on Monday 25th September. Participants who choose to attend this evening will travel by bus to and from the Ascot Park Hotel to Bluff for the event. You will get to listen to and mix and mingle with authors while enjoying a two course meal and drinks. This event is an additional cost of $80 per person to the registration cost. This event will work on a 'first in, first served' basis due to limited numbers.
Books for Oceania:
The NZLA is committed to developing literacy awareness in Pacific Island schools. The NZLA and Scholastic raise awareness and purchase books from funds donated by attendees at Literacy Conferences. The importance of this is huge with all the much needed funds going to schools in Oceania such as Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands.
If you personally, or your school/group, would like to make a contribution to this outstanding cause, please complete the Books for Oceania section in your registration process. All contributions will be added to your invoice and then passed on to Books for Oceania. This may be an area your BOT would be happy to donate to. Even a small amount can go a long way for these tamariki and schools.
Invoices will be emailed to the school/group email or individual email. All invoices must be paid via online banking to the SLA by the date and bank account stated on the invoice. We do not accept credit cards or cash. Registrations will be fully confirmed once payment has been received.
We will be in contact with all registered attendees via email by the end of May 2023 with further conference information.
Remember to follow us on Facebook & Instagram @nzlaconference2023 to keep up to date with the latest conference updates and news or head over to the NZLA website.
Joyce Wakelin & the Southland Literacy Association Team