‘In the neighbourhood: connecting, growing and celebrating our communities’

A draft programme is now available. Please note that this programme may still change; however, there will be no changes to the opening and closing times, nor to the timing of the keynote presentation and  the AGM. The evening event is also confirmed.

Saturday 6th July – Day 1

08:00 Registration Opens
08:45 Welcome / mihi whakatau(SLIANZ Conference Organising Committee)
09:15 Activity –
09:30 Keynote PresentationIn the Oceania neighbourhood  (Krishneer Sen & Inise Tawaketini)
10:30 Morning tea
11:00 Presentation – Through Deaf Eyes: Interpreted Election Debates (Sara Pivac Alexander, Catherine Greenwood, Rosie Henley & Jeremy Borland)
11:30 Presentation – Exploring the Application of Ally Theory in Spoken-Language Community Interpreting in Aotearoa New Zealand from a Service-User Perspective(Agustina Marianacci)
12:00 Lunch (60mins)
13:00 SLIANZ Board update
13:30 Presentation – New Styles in Online NZSL (Rachel McKee, George Major, Micky Vale & Sara Pivac Alexander)
14:00 Panel – Māori Deaf & Māori Interpreters Q&A
15:00 Afternoon tea (30mins)
15:30 AGM – including Committee Elections (SLIANZ Committee)
17:00 End – Karakia and Closing remarks(SLIANZ Conference Organising Committee)
18:30 Conference Function Ernesto’s Cocina Cubana, 1 Grey Street, Wellington Central


Saturday evening: Conference social function

Join us for an evening of socialising together….Ernesto’s Cocina Cubana https://www.ernesto.co.nz/

Sunday 7th July: Day 2

08:30 Registration Desk Opens
09:00 Welcome – Karakia and Spotlight Brief announcements and updates SLIANZ Conference Organising Committee and SLIANZ Committee (15min)
09:15 Activity
09:30 Presentation – Expanding, Repeating and Checking: Strategies Used by Experienced NZSL-English Interpreters in a Medical Context (George Major)
10:00 Presentation – Successful Partnerships (Rachel Coppage & Julia Freeman)
10:30 Morning Tea (30 mins)
11:00 Presentation: Interpreters Supporting Interpreters (Deaf Connect)
11:30 SLIANZ Mōteatea
12:00 Lunch (60 mins)
Workshop / discussion 1: Interpreting in marae settings (Cha’nel Kaa-Luke) Workshop / discussion 2:Giving back and supporting a Deaf ecosystem (tbc)
Workshop / discussion 3   Workshop / discussion 4
14:30 Wrap up – what’s happening in our neighbourhood?
15:00 Poroporoaki – 2024 Conference End and Closing Mōteatea SLIANZ Conference Organising Committee
15:15 Afternoon tea, Cake and Farewells
16:00 Committee Handover
SLIANZ Committee