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Social Service Providers Aotearoa Conference 2017: Call for papers

Wednesday, February 15, 2017   Posted in: Conferences By: Administrator With tags: social, conferences, services

SSPA.This is the premier conference for all those working with children, young people, families, whānau and communities, including practitioners, researchers and policy makers.

The theme for the 2017 SSPA Conference is Beyond Boundaries: Collaboration in Action. The conference is about achieving better outcomes through improved engagement and collaboration between agencies.

This year’s keynote speakers include Judge Andrew Becroft (Children’s Commissioner), and Grainne Moss (CEO of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki).

Dates: Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September 2017
Location: Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington).

Call for papers at the SSPA Conference

The conference will include a small number of workshops that build on the theme of the conference and support professional development.

SSPA is now calling for proposals to lead and facilitate 1-hour workshops - this includes time for set-up and gathering together. These workshops may be interactive and designed to offer practical tools and ideas, or a presentation with group discussion around new ideas and developments.

AV equipment and some technical support will be available but must be requested at least three weeks prior to the conference.

Expressions of interest for workshops close at 5pm on Friday 10th March 2017. Contact Ayumi for more information on facilitating a workshop (events[at] or 027 510 1517).

Complete the proposal form to express your interest in presenting or leading a workshop [DOC].

Applicants will be notified by Friday 31st March 2017 as to whether your submission has been successful. If successful, you will be required to submit your presentation to SSPA at least two weeks before the conference.

Please note that:

  • The information you provide may be edited for length and posted on the SSPA website and in the conference book.
  • SSPA is not able to offer financial support for workshop preparation or to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend the Conference.
  • A discounted rate is available for presenters wishing to attend the conference as participants. Conference registration will open in May 2017.

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