21st Hospice New Zealand Pallative Care Conference
TE PAPA Wellington
We were delighted to once again organise the Hospice NZ Palliative Care Conference. This year was a special milestone: their 21st conference. Held over three days at Te Papa, the venue was an extraordinary backdrop; and we were excited by the challenge of managing the event within a working museum.
In the spirit of tradition, we thought it perfectly fitting to celebrate the conference turning 21 with a “Happy 21st” dinner on the first night. The dress code for delegates: come dressed as they would have done when they were 21. The night generated a lot of laughter and was a wonderful way for everyone to relax and connect.
The theme for this year’s conference was Reaching Out, Community Engagement. This engagement extended beyond the discussion topics to the other delegate experiences: the pōwhiri, Remembrance Service, conference app and the inclusion of the interactive art form Tape Art; whose temporary murals sparked many a conversation.