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EOTC Conference 2020

28 & 29 September

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 Opening Minds, Transforming Futures

Registrations have now closed for the full 2-day programme of this amazing conference.



Meet our Keynotes


Check out the remote access programme.

 Day 1 programme


DAY 1 SUMMARY (Full registration & Remote access):

    • Mihi Whakatau
    • 5 Keynote speakers, 1 from each hub across Aotearoa streamed to other hubs 
    • Group discussions to unpack the keynote presentations
    • Workshops to help develop thinking from the keynote presentations
    • Reflection of the day and key learnings


DAY 2 SUMMARY (Full registration local hubs):

Each hub will have a slightly different focus and could include:

    • Consolidation of ideas from Day 1
    • Practical application of ideas
    • Hands-on learning
    • Localised, place-based pedagogy
    • Deeper understanding of Mātauranga Māori and multicultural values and practices
    • Building confidence as an educator outside the classroom
    • Enhancing student and staff wellbeing through connected learning
    • The nitty-gritty of EOTC



Click on each hub for details. Delegates will be fully briefed about their Day 2 programme on Day 1. 


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  • Free REMOTE access to the Day 1 programme
  • Registration to 2 amazing days of professional development (2-day registrations now closed)
  • All keynote speaker presentations
  • All workshop presentations
  • Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea
  • Networking opportunities



  • Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland—Mt Albert Grammar MAP
  • Tauranga—University of Waikato, Tauranga Campus MAP
  • Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington—Worser Bay Boat Club MAP
  • Ōtautahi / Christchurch—Ara Institute of Canterbury MAP
  • Ōtepoti / Dunedin—St Margaret’s College, Otago University MAP


The Conference logo  

Designed by Keanu Townsend, this logo is a representation of education outdoors in Aotearoa, from the mountain tops, through the rivers to the sea. The green manaia/guardian represents Aoraki/Mt Cook and the pounamu/greenstone that is produced and sourced in the South Island. The red manaia/guardian is Mt Ruapehu, the red depicts the active volcanic elements that builds and changes the landscape. The mountains are believed to be ancestors of the people, this is why the guardians are shown in the mountains. The river in-between the mountains represents the Waikato river that flows from the high elevations inland to the sea. The puhoro flow of the ocean is the currents and tides that surround our islands of Aotearoa. Inside the mountains we see the ara/pathways that people create and take to experience and adventure the landscapes of Aotearoa.

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This conference has been made possible by the Teacher Refresher Course Committee (TRCC). 

Course Director: Sophie Watson

Planning Committee: Maika Hemara, Jane Townsend, Brook Rapson, Chris North, Jen Davy

For more information about registrations please visit www.trcc.org.nz or email info@trcc.org.nz.

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