New Zealand College of Midwives 14th Biennial National Conference
SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre
Once again, this large-scale biennial conference was a privilege to manage. Held at SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre, with over 600 delegates, 50 exhibition spaces, 42 concurrent sessions, six panel discussion and a number of keynote and invited speakers. In addition to the programme a wine, cheese and chat night, and conference dinner all ran smoothly, like clockwork.
Following the powhiri, a sand artist opened the conference, along with a violinist and the Minister of Health. Complete with an ending with Korean and Pasifika dance groups.
This year, tweeting and updates via facebook were encouraged as an added way for delegates to participate in discussions.