2018 Conference

Welcome from the Conference Chair

The Manawatu Literacy Association is proudly hosting the National Literacy Conference this year in Palmerston North. “LITERACY LANDSCAPES” will have a wonderful line-up of speakers, authors, storytellers and more!

Bring your whole staff; there’ll be something for all levels of schooling

We also look forward to sharing what Palmy has to offer

Sarah McCord - Conference Convenor

Conference 3-5 October
Last date for cancellation refunds 31 August


As we were later than intended getting the workshop information to you,

we have EXTENDED the early-bird registration rates to 31 August

Due to demand we have added a

day rate registration option.

Your Conference 2018 Committee:

Back Row: Jan Watts, Sonia Mudgway, Viv Wimms, Margot Mackie
Front Row: Sarah McCord, Judy Aitken, Rita Palmer.

Click here to download PDF Promotional Poster 



In this section

  • Register

    The MLA are pleased to be holding the 41st National Conference. This page covers registration and costings

  • Keynote Speakers

    The Manawatu Literacy Association are proud to be organising the NZLA 41st National Conference. We would like to introduce our keynote speakers to you.

  • Workshop & Author Selections

    Workshop and author selections are now open.

  • Author Symposium

    The Manawatu Literacy Association are proud to present the following authors as part of our Author Symposium

  • Venue & Accommodation

    The conference will be held in the multipurpose Awapuni Function Centre which is at the Awapuni Racecourse on Racecourse Road in Palmerston North

  • Conference Sponsors, Supporters & Trade Exhibitors

    The NZLA would like to acknowledge the many organisations that have helped support the NZLA 2018 Conference

  • Conference Conditions 2018

    We think it is important to be up front about our expectations if you choose to pay for a registration. Organising a conference is very challenging as many expenses are paid up front in relation to numbers of registrations. We hope this will help you to be aware of your…