Brisbane Womens College

AANZPA Conference 2020

The AANZPA 2020 Conference will be held in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Conference Venue

College House, 100 Waimairi Rd. Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Conference Theme

Beauty and Truth
Ugliness and Ignorance

Conference Dates

  • Conference Dates: 5:00 pm Wednesday 22nd to 3:00 pm Sunday 26th January 2020
  • AGM on Saturday, 25th January 2020
  • Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd January 2020
  • Post-Conference Workshops: Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th January 2020


Registration for the conference is open.

  • AANZPA Member: Registration (includes 4 nights accommodation – 22, 23, 24, 25 January) $ 800.00 NZD
  • AANZPA Member: Registration (no accommodation) $ 640.00 NZD
  • Non-Member: Registration (included 4 nights accommodation – 22, 23, 24, 25 January) $ 920.00 NZD
  • Non-Member: Registration (no accommodation) $ 740.00 NZD


Register for the AANZPA Conference 2020

Contact Information

Pre and post-conference workshops

The following workshops will be held at College House, 100 Waimairi Rd. Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand:

Note: Preference for pre and post-conference workshops will be given to registrants who have also registered for the Conference.

Giovanni Fusetti

Pre-Conference Workshop – The Tao of Clown: A poetic journey of awareness through laughter – Giovanni Fusetti. 20 – 21 January 2020. NOTE: Workshop full. Ask us if you want to go on the waiting list.

Hiromi Nakagomi

Pre-Conference Workshop – How do different cultures meet? – Hiromi Nakagomi. 22 January 2020. $180 NZD

Charmaine McVea

Post-Conference Workshop – It’s what we do now that matters: Spontaneity after a breach in the working alliance – Charmaine McVea. 27 – 28 January 2020. $450 NZD


All accommodation at College House is in units of five single rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchenette.

The venue has a range of areas for sitting and socialising and we are hoping for lovely weather so the gardens can be enjoyed.

College House Location

Extra Activities

Christchurch: Then and Now

Christchurch: Then and Now

Meet at the corner of Armagh and New Regent Streets for a short walk in central Christchurch with Gap Filler’s Simon Gurnsey. Wednesday, 22nd January (the day the conference begins) 10:00 AM to 12:00 Midday.

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Horse as Auxiliary for Life

Horse as Auxiliary for Life

Mt Lyford, two hours north of Christchurch. Monday, January 27 (the day after the conference closes) 10:00 AM  to 4:00 PM. Kate Tapley is offering a 6-hour session with the horse to teach, demonstrate and coach you with a horse to be exposed to this language and see how it calls you into life.

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Conference Policies


Refund and Cancellations Policy

Registration refunds are at the discretion of the Conference Treasurer. Conference fees may be repaid in full for cancellation requests received on or before 15 January 2024. After this date, refunds may be paid minus an administration fee of $25. To assist the group process please notify the registrar if you cannot attend the workshop.

All registrations will be processed when payment is received. For specific payment and refund inquiries email:

Pre and Post Conference Workshop Policy

Preference for pre and post-conference workshops will be given to registrants who have also registered for the Conference. This means sociometry built during the pre and post-conference workshops has an effect on the conference as a whole.

Disability Policy

In the service of inclusion of all members of AANZPA, we accommodate those with a disability at our annual gatherings, as far as possible in communication with those affected. We anticipate that there will be some limitations in meeting all needs. We undertake to not reduce people with a disability to their specific needs or unnecessarily draw attention to their disability, rather we aspire to relate as one human being with another.


In our conference processes, we aim to strengthen sociometry to enhance the possibility of an encounter between people. We aim to stay spontaneous in the face of exhaustion and role fatigue. There is mutual responsibility whereby the expansion of roles and role-reversal is encouraged by all parties.

A Disability Liaison Person/s (DLP) is/are appointed by the Executive for the long term. To maximize full participation of all attendees the conference committee will designate one of their members to work on these matters with their own committee, the venues, with the DLP, with the conference information re the limits of venues.

The DLP will keep in touch with the range of people with disabilities and liaise with the conference committee member responsible for implementing this policy. A conference committee member will ensure limitations of access etc. of the venue are communicated in the conference publicity and will liaise with the venues used by the conference anticipating and progressing negotiations on conference attendees’ behalf.



We are working towards achieving carbon neutrality for our conference as requested by many of you. We have included a carbon fee in your registration fee of $10 NZD. This carbon fee will go towards offsetting the conference’s carbon footprint. Conference food will be primarily plant-based.

We are committing to offsetting the estimated impact of our participants travel and our supply chain (electricity, fuels, waste disposal etc) with certified carbon credits. These offset funds are used to grow and protect indigenous forests in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. They also deliver climate resilience, waterways protection, erosion control, biodiversity conservation and community economic development.

The conference will be certified as a Carbon Friendly event by Ekos.