Call for Presentations

Kia ora! The NZSLTA (New Zealand Sign Language Teachers Association) conference is a valuable professional development event for all NZSL tutors, teachers, mentors and researchers. It is an opportunity to share experiences, to learn about using the newly launched teaching resources and to share ideas.

NZSLTA Executive Committee is calling for presenters for the conference programme. We welcome all people involved in sign language teaching and learning to offer a presentation or workshop on the topics we are interested in.

The conference theme is Changing Challenges and Opportunities in NZSL Teaching.

When: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2023

Where: Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre, Palmerston North

We welcome any ideas for presentations and workshops.

All presentations and workshops may be:

  • Lecture-style (30-minute presentation, 10 minutes for questions); or
  • Practical workshop (1 hour)

How to apply:

Please fill out the online form below and submit to us before 31st March 2023.

Important dates:

31st March 2023

To submit your application. Fill out the form and send back to us before 31st March 2023.

14th April 2023

We will let you know by 14th April if your application has been accepted to do a presentation or workshop.

7th July 2023

Please send your PowerPoint file and handouts before 7th July 2023.


If you have any questions or ideas about doing a presentation or workshop, you are welcome to email us at

Other information:

Please note: all conference participants, including presenters, need to cover their own registration and accommodation.


Presentation Proposal Form - is now closed.