This year's Keynote Speakers
Dr Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere
, Waikaremoana, NZ
, Christchurch, NZ
, Nature Play, Western Australia
British Columbia, Canada
Read and download the complete workshop program here
More about the presenters on our website
Registration fees (all incl gst):
Early bird (no dinner & entertainment ) - $410
Early bird (incl dinner & entertainment) - $450
Standard Registration - $450 (no dinner)
Standard Registration - $490 - (incl dinner & entertainment)
$100 discount off any of the above options for Students. Also, see Scholarships below. (Proof of student ID required)
Four or more from the same centre – 7% further discount to above prices!!
Are you interested in sharing your centre's story? – If so, come prepared to share as there'll be a slot for informal presentations on the Friday evening.
Accommodation at the conference
is b.y.o. - in your comfort of your own tent! We've had lots
of enthusiastic feedback from previous years about how much staying on the site of the conference in tents has really enriched the experience of the weekend. You'll love being part of the little camping village that's created on the grass right beside where all the action happens; workshops, shared meals and browsing stalls during the day, camp fire, music, sing songs, sharing stories and making new friends at night. How can you resist!
For non-camping accommodation options, there's a couple of options on our website
, or google Tutukaka Coast.
What others have said about the Conference
“Quite simply, the whole experience IS
the education instead of the usual “just talking about
education”. Plus it's held in Paradise, and you don’t have to die first!” - Pennie Brownlee
“This is the conference I have always dreamed of, I just didn’t know I was dreaming it” - Rusty Keeler
“Too many highlights. The whole thing was a highlight, look out when I get home I won’t be shutting up for a while” - Ana Shaw
“An inspiring soul fulfilling place where you can be an individual and take so much from the Earth, speakers and all the whanau at the conference. A beautiful place to remind us of our passions for mother nature and children. This is the start of an amazing journey that the centre can take on.” - Hayley Beecroft
“Thank you for this amazing opportunity. We will be coming back next year. Can’t wait to share all this inspiring knowledge with the rest of the team. Arohanui”
“I loved the relaxed atmosphere of this conference as opposed to some conferences with a more hurried approach. This was a theme in discussion about children being unhurried. So we can as adults benefit from them too!”