NZARE Conference 2023

Monday 20 November - Wednesday 22 November

Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa

Palmerston North 

Ka ora te whenua, ka ora te wai, ka ora te tangata

Education research for sustainable communities

Education and education research play an important part in understanding wellness. Wellness is affected by what is happening to the land, our water and to our communities. While these are not healthy, we cannot hope to live sustainably. As education researchers adapt to the Performance Based Research Fund’s ‘more capacious’ definition of research, how do we as a research community ensure that our work contributes to more sustainable educational practices and relations, natural environments and social communities?

Key note speakers

NZARE Council and the organising committee at Massey University are delighted to announce three of our speakers. Distinguished Professor Barbara Rogoff, Distinguished Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith, and Professor Alex Gunn! We are so excited to be challenged, inspired, and educated by each of these wonderful scholars. Don't miss this opportunity to hear them speak!

Distinguished Professor
Barbara Rogoff
- UC Santa Cruz


Distinguished Professor
Graham Hingangaroa Smith
- Massey University

Professor Alex Gunn
University of Otago
- Herbison Lecturer 2023

Abstract submissions have closed for the 2023 Conference.

Individual paper presentation

All individual presentations will be allocated a 30-minute timeslot and grouped with two similar presentations where possible. When preparing your presentation allow for a 20-minute presentation and up to 10 minutes of questions and discussion. 

Symposium presentation

A symposium presentation consists of three presentations and a discussant/chairperson, who may be one of the presenters. Each symposia are allocated 90 minutes. The title of the symposium plus the names and affiliations of all participants in the session, including the chair, and an overview of 100-200 words should be submitted by the organiser. In addition, each presenter in the symposium must submit an abstract of 100-200 words. Organisers of symposium proposals must nominate adiscussant/chairperson and organise the session to allow time for questions and discussion.

Round table discussion

A round table discussion consists of three or four papers that focus on a theme or issue for discussion. Papers of approximately 2000 words from each author are available in advance and the expectation is that those attending the discussion will have read the papers and considered a question posed by the author. Each author will present a five-minute overview of their research and question before the facilitated discussion begins.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts will be reviewed on the following four elements:

  1. Objectives or purpose
  2. Contemporary significance, scholarly relevance, and/or relevance to the conference themes
  3. Perspective(s), theoretical framework, and/or methodology/methods
  4. Results, conclusions, implications and/or scope for future contributions.

When submitting your abstract, you will be asked to include or indicate the following:

  • Title of presentation
  • Up to three keywords
  • Author(s) and affiliation(s), including name(s) of presenter(s)
  • Email address and phone number of corresponding presenter.
  • Abstract content (100-200 words)

Further information: Please direct all enquiries to our executive officer:

Preconference Timetable 

Date Event Where 
Saturday 18 November Pasifika Caucus Fono  TBC
Sunday 19 November Māori Caucus Symposium  TBC
  Early Childhood Education SIG day  TBC 
  Student & Emerging Researcher Dinner TBC 


Conference Host & Convenors 

 Professor John O'Neill - The Institute of Education: Te Kura o te Mātauranga  

 Associate Professor Pania Te Maro - The Institute of Education: Te Kura o te Mātauranga  

 Professor Roseanna Bourke - The Institute of Education: Te Kura o te Mātauranga  








Registrations are now open - click on buttton at top of page to register

Registrations open 1st August - Early bird closes 1st October
Full conference attendees    Day conference attendees 
member early bird  $550.00   member early bird $245.00
non-member early bird  $650.00   non-member early bird $295.00
member teacher early bird  $450.00   member teacher early bird $195.00
non-member teacher early bird  $550.00   non-member teacher early bird $245.00
member student early bird  $100.00   member student early bird $145.00
non-member student early bird  $200.00   non-member student early bird $160.00
Full conference attendees 
(After 1st October)
  Day conference attendees
(After 1st October)
member full rate  $695.00   member full rate $295.00
non-member full rate  $795.00   non-member full rate $345.00
member teacher full rate  $595.00   memberteacher full rate $245.00
non-member teacher full rate  $695.00   non-member teacher full rate $295.00
member student full rate  $435.00   member  student full rate $150.00
non-member student full rate  $455.00   non-member student full rate $250.00