Conferences

Timeline of NZSLTA National Conferences (1992-2019)

2018

NZSLTA Hui 26 - 28 October 2018, Auckland

Theme: Professional Development
Venue: Peter Snell Village, Whangaparoa Peninsula

2017

Conference 25th Celebration, 24 - 26 November 2017, Auckland

Theme: Signs of Professionalism (Combined NZSLTA, AUT, SLIANZ, VUW)
Venue: AUT, WG Building, Auckland City
Guest Presenters: Ben Lewis, USA; Rachel & David McKee, NZ; Lorraine Leeson, Ireland

2016

14th Mini Conference: 4 - 5 November 2016, Auckland

Theme: Expanding Potential, Reach and Ako of NZSL in the Digital Era
Venue: Kelston Deaf Education Centre, Kelston (combined NZSLTA - SLIANZ)
Guest Presenter: Daniel Gough, USA

2014

13th Conference: 11 - 13 July 2014, Auckland

Theme: Diversity in Sign Language
Venue: Waipuna Hotel, Mt Wellington
Guest Presenter: Nicholas Padden, UK

2012

12th Conference: 6 - 8 July 2012, Christchurch

Theme: Resources in Teaching
Venue: University of Canterbury, Illam
Guest Speaker: Ben Lewis, USA

2010

11th Conference: 26 - 28 November 2010, Wellington

Theme: Challenges in Sign Language Teaching
Venue: Victoria University of Wellington

2008

10th Conference: 11 - 1 3 July 2008, Auckland

Theme: Sharing Knowledge
Venue: Auckland Deaf Society, Balmoral
Guest Presenter: Jeffrey Davis

2006

9th Conference: 6 - 8 July 2006, Auckland

Theme: Teaching NZSL: The Modern Way
Venue: Kelston Deaf Education Centre, Kelston

2004

8th Conference: 14 - 16 July 2004, Auckland

Theme: Exploring the Depth of our Language
Venue: AUT, WT Building, Auckland City
Guest Presenters: Adam Schembri / Darlene Thornton, Australia

2002

7th Conference: 18 - 20 July 2002, Auckland

Theme: The Progress
Venue: AUT, WB Building, Auckland City (combined AUT - NZSLTA - SLIANZ)
Guest Speaker: Dan Levitt

2001

6th Conference: 26 - 28 January 2001, Auckland

Theme: Issues in Sign Language Teaching
Venue: Deaf Association of NZ community room, Avondale
Guest Presenter: Mel Carter, USA

2000

Professional Day Workshop: 5 - 7 February 2000, Wellington

Theme: NZSL Assessment and Video - Making Stories
Venue: VUW, Law Library, Government Building, Wellington City

1999

Workshop 14 - 15 August 1999, Auckland

Theme: Languages and Linguistics of Sign Language
Venue: Kelston Deaf Education Centre, Kelston
Guest Presenters: Frances Eton / Julie Smith, UK

1999

5th Conference: 22 - 24 January 1999, Wellington

Theme: Teaching NZSL: Teaching in the Classroom
Venue: VUW, Law Library, Government Building, Wellington City
Guest Presenters: Anne Bremner / Melissa Anderson

1997

4th Conference: 27 - 29 June 1997, Christchurch

Theme: A Professional Partnership between Deaf Community & Interpreters
Venue: Latimer Lodge, Christchurch City (Combined NZSLTA - SLIANZ)
Guest Presenter: Robert Adams

1996

Professional Development: 27 - 29 June 1996, Auckland

Theme: Teaching NZSL: Principles & Practice Understanding between English and NZSL
Venue: Kelston Deaf Education Centre, Kelston
Guest Presenters: Frances Elton & June Smith

1995

3rd Conference: 27 - 29 January 1995, Wellington

Topics: NZSLTA, Class Activities, Assessment, Feedback, Grammar
Venue: The Royal Police College, Porirua
Presenters: Rachel McKee / David McKee

1994

2nd Conference: 28 - 30 January 1994, Wellington

Topic: NZSL class teaching Venue: Willis Lodge, Willis St, Wellington City
Presenters: Rachel McKee / David McKee

1993

1st Conference: 12 - 14 February 1993, Auckland

Topic: Teaching to NZSL adult learners
Venue: Kelston Deaf Education Centre, Kelston
Presenters: Rachel McKee / David McKee

1992

NZSL Workshop: 14 - 16 February 1992, Auckland

Topic: What is NZSL?
Venue: Kelston Deaf Education Centre, Kelston
Steering Committee: NZ Sign Language Tutors Association (NZSLTA) formed
Presenters: Rachel McKee / David McKee

Last updated: 10/3/2019