ANZTSR Conference 2014


Resilience, Change and the Third Sector

12th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference

18-20 November 2014

 Otautahi / Christchurch, Aotearoa, New Zealand


We have an exciting conference lined up for November, bringing together researchers, practitioners, educationalists, activists and policy makers with an interest in non-profit organisations, Tangata Whenua/Indigenous organisations, charities, community groups, volunteering and philanthropy.

It has been a coup to get our international keynote speaker, Margaret Wheatley, to make a rare trip down-under, and we have over 60 Australasian speakers, panellists and workshop leaders presenting on a wide range of challenging and leading edge issues for the Third Sector. 

I hope you will be able to join us in Christchurch, New Zealand on 18-20 November.  It's now more affordable than ever, includes free optional pre-conference workshop and post-conference Community Recovery Tour, and $50 off if you Register while Early Bird rates still apply (up 'til 30 September).

As an extra bonus for community, sector or academic networks, if you become a supporter and circulate the attached brochure or other information about the conference around your network or mailing list, you become eligible for a free registration.  As soon as five (5) people register and pay for the conference, contact our conference organiser Lani Evans on listing the five people's names and, once verified, she will give you a discount code for one free registration.  (You define your networks as you wish - the only rule is that people can only be counted once for a free registration.)


General conference tickets include all presentations, delicious food, performances and conference swag.

The optional conference dinner will consist of a three-course meal, drinks and special guest speakers on the 19th of November.

The community recovery tour will be a one day tour on Friday the 21st of November from 10am-3pm, visiting organizations and groups that demonstrate innovative responses to the Christchurch Earthquakes. Tickets are limited. Please email the conference organizers for more information. 

The Community Research New & Emerging Researcher Symposium is an invitation only event held the day before the conference proper. This hui is designed to provide new researchers with a space to network, discuss their research and talk about the challenges and opportunities they are currently facing. 
Early bird prices are available until September the 30th.

Early Bird Prices
ANZTSR Members $350
Non Members $425
Students $250

Tickets purchased after September 30th
ANZTSR Members $400
Non Members $475
Students $300

Conference dinner  -$60 per person

Pre-Conference Events
Community Research New & Emerging Researcher Symposium – $0

Post Conference Events
Christchurch Recovery Tour

"Resilience, Change and the Third Sector" is sponsored by Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research (ANZTSR) and Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre (Community Research), and hosted by Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology  

General enquiries about the Conference to:



24th March  2015