Keynote Speakers & Authors

We are delighted to have secured a diverse and exciting range of Key Note Speakers for the 2022 NZLA Conference.

 

  • Russell Bishop

    Russell is Professor Emeritus, Waikato University and is arguably one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed educators for enhancing and extending the highest quality learning for Maori (and all) children.  Russell…

  • Ben Brown

    Ben is a poet and writer, and is New Zealand’s inaugural Reading Ambassador.  His book A Booming in the Night won the Best Picture Book in the NZ Post Children’s…

  • Charlotte Gibbs

    Charlotte is the editor of the esteemed New Zealand magazine Toitoi which provides children with a plethora of excellent stories, articles, poems, as well as offering opportunities for them to…

  • Peter Johnston

    Peter is Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Albany. His work in enhancing children’s engagement, agency and initiative in literacy learning and its generalisability across all curriculum areas…

  • Ken Kunz

    Ken is the President of the International Literacy Association and serves as a Board Member with the international Little Free Library organisation. He is the founder of For the Love…

  • Rae Si’ilata

    Rae is director of Va’atele Education Consulting and a Senior Lecturer at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi. She supports schools and teachers to privilege and utilise linguistically and culturally sustaining/…

  • Sir Ian Taylor

    Sir Ian is one of New Zealand’s most successful business people. He has a rich and varied background which has included presenting children’s television programmes. His outstanding development of computer…