New Zealand’s priority is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and controlling this Delta outbreak. Based on the current alert level restrictions, the SLANZA national executive have elected to cancel the SLANZA Conference planned for Wellington in October this year.
Given developments, the organisers do not believe it would be responsible to gather a group of school professionals together and wanted to give you as much notice as possible on the cancellation of the event.
We will be working through the process of cancellations and refunds in the coming weeks and ask for your patience and understanding at this time. For any specific queries please contact the event manager, Raewyn Tse (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the conference convenor, Clare Forrest (email@example.com ).
If you secured your accommodation through the registration process, or with the assistance of Conference Innovators, your booking has been cancelled and you will not need to take further action. If you secured your own accommodation, we recommend you contact your provider as soon as possible.
Members will receive further communications specifically regarding the AGM which will be held virtually on 16 October 2021. Those who were providing workshops and presentations will also be contacted about the possibility of other opportunities to share your skills and knowledge.
We encourage you to take care of yourselves and your family during this time.
The SLANZA 2021 Conference will take place in Wellington during the 2021 October school holidays from Sunday 3rd October to Wednesday 6th October, 2021. We will be celebrating our 21st year together so it will be wonderful to get together again to share our love of school libraries and learn from each other. It will be held at Samuel Marsden College in Karori, Wellington.
We have started planning for a hybrid event so that we will be able to go ahead regardless of COVID alert levels. It also means that if you are unable to travel to Wellington, you will be able to register as a virtual attendee and hear the keynote speakers, some of the workshop speakers and still engage with the speakers and attendees via the virtual platform.
Register now for an early-bird registration. Click here to register Early-bird registrations closing 31 April 2021. We will keep you up-to-date with developments and look forward to seeing you at this special event but keep an eye on the SLANZA website for updates http://www.slanza.org.nz/slanza-conference-2021.html