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NZCS 50th Anniversary Conference

15 September 2010: 5:30 pm, to
18 September 2010: 5:00 pm

Distinction Hotel and Conference Centre
390 Fenton Street


Calling all procrastinators and last-minute people!

If you do nothing else, check out:

It's not too late to register for the IITP 50th Anniversary Conference next week.

This is a conference for innovators, entrepreneurs, educators and practitioners offering 8 major Keynotes, 40 presentations, 3 panels, an Innovation Barcamp and a number of workshops. One thing we can promise is it'll absolutely blow your mind.

This is no ordinary conference - this is THE ICT event for 2010 - a celebration 50 years in the making: half a century of ICT Innovation in New Zealand. This is a massive milestone and we've got a line-up to match.



Click Here for full details of the Keynote Speakers.

Two international presenters mix with a selection of the country's top ICT innovators to cover all aspects of ICT in New Zealand.

Join kiwi Craig Nevill-Manning (the founder of Google's first remote engineering centre in Manhattan, USA) and Canadian Greg Lane (the National Director of the Canadian Council of IT Professionals), along with New Zealand innovative entrepreneurs Ian Taylor (Founder, Animation Research Ltd), Sam Morgan (Founder, Trade Me), Rod Drury (Founder, Xero), Nat Torkington (creator of Kiwi Foo Camp and the Open Govt Project), Ian McCrae (Founder, Orion Health) and Sam Knowles (founding CEO of KiwiBank).

This is a wholly engaging event designed to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and equip you with the tools to succeed. With inspirational speakers, numerous panels and a debate, plus a series of workshops designed to grow innovation (details coming soon) and a full Innovation Barcamp, this will be a truly enlightening experience.

This is just the start, however - with another 32 top-tier presentations, this is an event not to be missed.

You can view a full programme at

Workshops Now Registering

A number of Workshops are now available on Wednesday 15th September and Saturday 18th September.

These include:

  • Search Engine Optimisation: The Inside Story
  • Role Profiling and Refining Skills Capability
  • Making Projects Effective
  • Becoming an Innovator 

Full details at

These workshops are HIGHLY recommended. Note that workshop costs are additional to conference registration.

Register Now!

Registrations are open and can be secured below.

Registration fee below INCLUDES attendance at the Conference Dinner and Saturday's BarCamp, but does not include workshops. You can register for workshops during conference registration.


Accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel, however IITP has negotiated a significant package discount at the venue, with superior rooms from $140 incl GST per night.

Full details on accommodation rates and how to obtain this discount are available on the Conference Website.

You'll need to book early as the venue's accommodation will sell out fast. Alternatively, there are a number of other hotel and motel options in the area.

More information

Please see the conference website at for more information about this momentous event.




Registration Details:

You can register for this event via Credit Card online now by using the link below, or alternatively call 0800 252 255 with your Credit Card details.

IITP Corporate Partners and approved organisations can opt to pay by invoice by calling 0800 252 255 or emailing attendee and business details through to [email protected]. Credit criteria and other conditions apply.

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

Attendance Cost

Student Members$343.48 + GST / $395.00 incl GST
Retired Members$430.43 + GST / $495.00 incl GST
ITP Financial Members$517.39 + GST / $595.00 incl GST
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$546.96 + GST / $629.00 incl GST
Non-Members$691.30 + GST / $795.00 incl GST

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