Planning to attend
- Where is the conference?
- How many people will be there?
- How much does a ticket cost, and when do you stop selling?
- What if I need financial assistance to attend?
- How do I buy a ticket?
- What type of payment do you accept?
- I can’t attend anymore. Do I get a refund?
- Is food and drinks included?
- What dietary needs do you cater for?
- What access needs do you accommodate?
- Can I attend the conference online?
- Do you publish talk recordings afterwards?
- Conference day
Planning to attend
Where is the conference?
How many people will be there?
Our venue caters for up to 300 people, so we hope our final number will be close to that.
How much does a ticket cost, and when do you stop selling?
$110 early bird ticket closes 31st May 2023
$150 standard ticket closes 30th June 2023
$110 group discount applies to 4th ticket onwards in the same booking.
$170 standard ticket until sold out
$130 group discount applies to 4th ticket onwards in the same booking.
What if I need financial assistance to attend?
How do I buy a ticket?
We’re selling tickets on good old Lil Regie (built in NZ since forever). You can purchase multiple tickets for different people at once!
Please head over to our ticket sale page to make your purchase. If you get a 404, try opening the link in incognito mode.
What type of payment do you accept?
We only accept debit or credit card payments on Stripe. We do not have the capacity to manage manual bank transfers right now.
I can’t attend anymore. Do I get a refund?
No, our tickets are not refundable, but you can transfer them to someone else. More information on our ticket sales policy.
Is food and drinks included?
Yes it is! We will provide morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.
Our co-founders are serious foodies. Please rest assured that the food will be tasty.
If we have enough sponsors, we’ll seriously look at hiring a coffee cart too.
But for the time being, filtered coffee and tea station will be managed by our lovely volunteer.
If you really need expresso style coffee, please feel free to purchase one from the Lab cafe downstairs.
What dietary needs do you cater for?
Our vendor is a seasoned events caterer and can cater for various dietary requirements.
Please specify your preferences during registration, and we will try our best to meet your needs.
What access needs do you accommodate?
Glad you asked; this has been a large part of our focus.
If you’d like to help us make the event more inclusive and welcoming, please send prospective sponsors to our Sponsor’s information page!
By default, we’re providing these accommodations:
First, we picked this venue due to its unparalleled access to public transport and reasonable wheelchair access.
Though we're closing off downstairs entrance to the room to reduce on-stage disruptions, we will let you in upon request during breaks.
The registration, catering, and other acitivites will be done on the mezzanine on the level above, which is accessible by a nearby elevator or a staircase.
We've hired professional human captioner to provide live caption for the whole event.
The caption will be visible on screen during talks.
If you require other accommodations, please let us know when you’re purchasing a ticket or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Can I attend the conference online?
No, we do not have the capacity to manage a hybrid experience this year. But we are seriously researching it for our following events.
We understand not everyone is comfortable with large crowds or can attend in person. We will work hard to slowly make our events more inclusive as we gain more capacity and experience.
Actually, if you have experience hosting a virtual or hybrid event, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
Do you publish talk recordings afterwards?
Yes, we do!
One of our primary purposes is to grow our community. It’s vital that our content is made available to as many people as we can.
We will endeavour to post all of the recordings on our Youtube channel for free within a month after the event.
And yes, there will be video captions.
Do have live NZSL interpretation?
Due to availability of NZSL interpreters, in combination with lack of requests from attendees, we will not be providing live NZSL interpretation this year.
However, we are still committed to providing accessbile recoding. All videos will be captioned, and we will work with the Deaf community to ensure inclusiveness of the next confernece.
Where is registration?
Upstairs on the mezzanine.
Our lovely volunteers and signage will direct you from the building entrance.
Can I attend the conference if I miss registration time?
Yes you can.
Please enter through the back door from the mezzanine, or wait until the transition between speakers.
I don’t want my photos taken by the official photographer. How do I let them know?
Upon request, we will provide you with a black lanyard during registration. This will help our photographer and other attendees identify that you do not wish to be photographed.
But we cannot guarantee that we can avoid you completely.
If you do find yourself clearly identifiable in a photograph on our website, then don't hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make you unidentifiable, or take the photograph down and delete it from our collection.
Not great with forced small talks?
We’ve setup an area with casual games and activities. Who knows, you might meet a fellow jigsaw puzzle lover, a Jenga master, or a new friend who’s as terrible at crosswords as you are!
Our activities are spread out on the 2nd floor. If you're after a quiet corner, there should be some nooks downstairs!
I feel unsafe or have witnessed someone being harassed. What do I do?
We take our code of conduct seriously and do not tolerate any harassment.
Please inform one of our staff who'll be wearing a green lanyard immediately.
Thank you to our amazing sponsors. We wouldn’t be able to do it without you!