Kia ora koutou,
After careful consideration the SLANZA 2020 Conference Committee have decided to postpone the SLANZA 2020 Conference until next year. While it is disappointing that we will not be celebrating our 20th birthday altogether in September, we think a 21st birthday party next year will be an opportunity for a wonderful celebratory, inspiring and educational event (which by then we will all deserve).
The Conference will now take place in Wellington during the 2021 October school holidays from Sunday 3rd October to Wednesday 6th October, 2021.
We are working together with Conference Innovators to secure the same venue and Keynote Speakers for next year. Thank you to those who have offered to present workshops, the expertise offered has been of a very high calibre and we will be in contact with you shortly to reconfirm your availability for the new date.
Those people who have already registered and paid will be contacted shortly with the following options:
Conference Innovators will also be in touch with anyone who has accommodation booked through the registration process and will give you the option to keep it in case you still wish to utilise that booking for a mini-break in the Capital. If you have booked accommodation outside of the registration process, you will need to contact the provider directly to discuss options.
If you have registered for Conference but not yet paid, you have the option to pay now (if you have approval for this PD expenditure out of your 2020 budget), or to pay early next year out of your 2021 budget.
The good news is the earlybird registration date has been extended and will remain open until April 2021, which now means you have potentially two years of budget available to secure your spot. If you haven’t yet registered you could do this now. We will hold the current prices for 2021.
Any questions regarding registration can be directed to Raewyn at Conference Innovators (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Conference Co convenors Helen Muxlow (email@example.com) and Clare Forrest (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We encourage you to look after yourselves and your whānau. Keep being a part of the fabulous support network that are school librarians, and show everyone how important we are!
Ngā mihi nui
SLANZA 2020 Committee