NZATE English Conference | Landscapes: Peaks. Perspectives.

Conference / AGM Otago

Posted: 08 March 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9ruD

Central Otago teachers of English are excited to host the NZATE Conference for 2019 at Wakatipu High School in Queenstown.

Inspired by our unique surroundings, and alluding to the ever-shifting nature of education, this year's theme is Landscapes. We have planned a number of opportunities to celebrate the peaks of our professional endeavours as well as step back from the day-to-day and gain perspective.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Toby Manhire, Editor of The Spinoff
  • Cathy Wylie, Chief Researcher at NZCER
  • Dylan Horrocks, Graphic Novelist.

A panel discussion around creativity in the classroom will be led by Laura Borrowdale, featuring screenwriter Albert Belz; novelist Annaleese Jochems; novelist Brannavan Gnanalignam and poet Cilla McQueen.

The conference dinner, a gourmet BBQ, will be held at Walter Peak Station by way of the historic TSS Earnslaw. More information can be found at

We are now accepting proposals for workshops from the talented pool of teachers in Aotearoa. Send us your ideas!


Events summary


10 July 2019 – 12 July 2019

Further information

Contact: Jennifer Smart

 (027) 472 5460