20 Sep 2014Draft papers
20 Oct 2014Notification of acceptance
31 Oct 2014Final Paper Due
08 Dec 2014Conference Opening

Craig Watterson
Victoria University of Wellington
eMail: craig.watterson@vuw.ac.nz

Location: Wellington

Wellington offers something special. Our capital city is the heart of New Zealand’s culture, creative arts and science endeavours, as well as the home of government and many international businesses.

Picturesque and Accessible

Looking out on its busy harbour, Wellington is a beautiful city that makes the best use of its natural setting. It’s a thriving capital city that is still compact and easy to get around. Just five minutes from the centre of town and you can be playing volleyball on a sandy beach or mountain-biking in native bush.

The Bustling Capital

Wellington has an excellent public transport system, a vibrant nightlife centred on Cuba Street and Courtenay Place and something for everyone with great shopping, beaches, miles of coastline to explore, mountain-bike trails, galleries, museums, restaurants, festivals and live shows every night of the week. You can swim, kayak, surf, windsurf and sail all within 15 minutes of the centre of the city. Wellington is the hometown of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, and has a lively music and theatre scene, not to mention the best cafe culture in the country.

One of a Kind

Our capital city status means that Wellington is home to many national organisations and treasures found nowhere else in the country, including Parliament, Te Papa, the highest courts in the country, the National Library, Zealandia and the New Zealand Film Archive, as well as the highest concentration of science organisations in New Zealand.

Conference Venue:
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

TALE will co-located with AAEE at Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand, where our guests can enjoy the conference surrounded by the stories and treasures of a nation. Te Papa is remarkable and has seven purpose-built venues for groups aimed at providing visitors with a connection to its life and heart.

Te Papa’s vision for the future is to change hearts, change minds, and change lives. The Museum’s role is to act as a forum for change in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is to help people form ideas about the world, through experiencing and sharing different perspectives, so that they can take action from an informed position.

Te Papa has spectator views of Wellington’s Habour and contains many of New Zealand’s historic cultural artefacts. In addition it is an excellent conference and function venue with modern facilities equipped with the latest technology.

For more information on Te Papa, please visit the Te Papa website: http://www.tepapa.govt.nz

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa