2023 Conference

Registrations for 2023 NZLA 45th National Conference are Open

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On behalf of the Southland and New Zealand Literacy Associations (SLA & NZLA), we welcome you to join us at the 45th NZLA Literacy Conference, held on the 25th – 27th of September 2023 at the Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, New Zealand.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at our Literacy Conference down in the deep south.

Registrations are now closed

Please contact the team if you have any questions.

Conference Registration Cost

$395 +GST – 2023 Southland Literacy Association member (early bird)
$425 +GST – 2023 New Zealand Literacy Association member (early bird)
$495 +GST – 2023 Full Registration
University and Teachers College students please contact us directly via email for conference registration costs.
Early bird prices are now closed. Prices are per person. The conference registration cost does not include overnight accommodation. Click here to view Terms and Conditions of Registration

Conference Evening Social Event:


The SLA will be hosting an ‘Authors Evening’ after Day 1 of the conference on Monday 25th September. Participants who choose to attend this evening will travel by bus to and from the Ascot Park Hotel to Bluff for the event. You will get to listen to and mix and mingle with authors while enjoying a two course meal and drinks. This event is an additional cost of $80 per person to the registration cost. This event will work on a ‘first in, first served’ basis due to limited numbers.

Conference Itinerary

Click here for Conference Programme

Books for Oceania

The NZLA is committed to developing literacy awareness in Pacific Island schools. The NZLA and Scholastic raise awareness and purchase books from funds donated by attendees at Literacy Conferences. The importance of this is huge with all the much-needed funds going to schools in Oceania such as Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and the Cook Islands.
If you personally, or your school/group, would like to make a contribution to this outstanding cause, please complete the Books for Oceania section in your registration process. All contributions will be added to your invoice and then passed on to Books for Oceania. This may be an area your BOT would be happy to donate to. Even a small amount can go a long way for these tamariki and schools.

To learn more about Books for Oceania, click here

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at conference2023@nzla.org.nz

Remember to follow us on Facebook & Instagram @nzlaconference2023 to keep up to date with the latest conference updates and news or head over to the NZLA website.

For PDF of Conference Poster – Click here

For PDF of Conference Poster – Click here