SCICON, Hutt City, 10-13 July 2016




Welcome NZARE Science Special Interest Group!
This collaboration recognises the importance of the research-practice nexus and the value of creating a mutually beneficial and synergistic environment where teachers and researchers can share ideas and practices.

Diary 10-13 July 2016 for SCICON!

Capital City Science Educators invites you to join us at SCICON2016 for “Earth-shattering Science!” in Wellington’s beautiful Hutt Valley - the heartland of New Zealand Science…

  • The call for presentations is now open until May 16, 2016!
  • Pre-registration will open Monday December 7, 2015 offering early bird rates (group registration available)

SCICON is a biennial conference for New Zealand Science Educators hosted by the New Zealand Association of Educators (NZASE).

So many reasons to attend!

  • All science strands are integrated into this conference and there will be a special focus on offering Earth and Space Science options as well as a strand for Primary Educators.
  • research strand hosted by the NZARE Science Special Interest Group with the  theme, ‘shaking up science education’ builds on the conference theme of ‘Earth shattering science’ and recognises those involved in innovative research projects across New Zealand – from teaching inquiries undertaken by teachers in their own classrooms, to national initiatives seeking to inform science education and the Government’s goal of a more scientifically engaged public.
  • Lots of networking! Hutt City and SCICON will be welcoming delegates on Sunday July 10th at the welcome reception (5-7pm The Dowse Art Gallery) and the Gala Dinner will take place Monday July 11th (venue TBC).  There will also be a social event on Tuesday evening with optional field trip offerings following the midday conference close Wednesday.
  • Local trips during the conference! As well as bringing scientists to our conference… we’ll go to them to experience science as it happens. Delegates can expect to meet cutting edge scientists on their own turf to hear, smell, see and feel the science as it happens.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Hutt City as a Principal Sponsor and host city of the 2016 Conference! 

Hutt City is committed to transforming the Hutt Valley into one of New Zealand’s leading export and economic growth centres, based on science, engineering and technology. It’s home to many fresh thinkers with Callaghan Innovation, GNS Science, two tertiary institutes, the highest proportion of high tech manufacturing jobs in New Zealand and many more. Hutt City is encouraging future science and technology businesses to make the Hutt Valley their home. Inspiring young people to consider science, engineering and technology as a career, and educators with enthusiasm and real-world experiences are key to achieving this goal.

Need more information? Want to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor? Contact or call Kerry South +64 21 024 77 554