Conference Programme

ACE Conference June 15-16, 2021, Te Wharewaka o Pōneke

ACE Conference 2021 Programme (click image below for the full programme booklet)

Conference Programme

Tuesday June 15

8am-9am   Conference registration open at arrivals desk
9.00am      Gathering for Mihi Whakatau outside main doors
9.15am      Mihi Whakatau  
9.45am     MC welcome/announcements and morning tea
10.15am   Innovation in a Post Covid Environment - a presentation by Judge Andrew Becroft, Commissioner for Children followed by panel of community leaders sharing innovative thinking and practice. Panelists will address the question How can ACE foster diversity, community wellbeing and sustainability, and prepare people for the work of the future?
Panel: Julia Milne (Common Unity Project), Rachel Karalus (K'Aute Pasifika), Ronji Tanielu (Salvation Army).
11.30am   Group response and feedback
12.15pm   Lunch
1.15pm     Buses arrive for site visits
3.30pm    Afternoon tea
4.00pm    Feedback from site visits
6.00pm    Drinks, conference dinner and ACE Aotearoa Awards


Wednesday June 16

9.00am    Gathering, announcements and introductions

9.10am    Focus on Rangatahi - How can we best support rangatahi in these uncertain times? Youth leaders Melissa Lama, Peter Foaese and Māhera Maihi will share their knowledge and experience of working with youth.

10.00am  Morning tea

10.15am  Workshops

11.30am  Minister Chris Hipkins

Midday    Lunch

1.00pm    Sector updates

2.00pm   Evaluations

2.15pm   Poroporoaki, afternoon tea and departures