29-30th APRIL 2021 | Online

WILNZ conference for 2020 was rescheduled to 2021: April 29th and 30th (Thursday and Friday)

Following recent rapid changes in Alert Levels in New Zealand (coupled with uncertainty over access to professional development in many institutions),  the Board of WILNZ has decided to hold our 2021 conference online. The decision was made after considerable thought.

We will be using an online conference platform and planning the conference to provide the collegial experience that attendees associate with our conferences.  An abstract book and conference proceedings will be produced. Many of the expected features of our conferences will still be present. However the Pre-Conference Workshop will not be held prior to conference.

Authors and people with current registrations have already been contacted.  Please contact if you have not been contacted.  Existing registrants have options relating to their registration.

A number of delegates are still planning on being in Hamilton at the time of the conference and so informal gatherings for lunch and dinner will be possible.  This will be at the delegates’ own cost (not part of the conference).

If you find that the change to online enables you to undertake a presentation, that may be possible.  Contact

Conference fees

The cost of using an online conference platform is similar to venue hire.

It produces a better experience for delegates and with technical support is less stressful for conference organisers.

We thank our sponsors for their continuing support:  Massey University,  Catalyst,  University of Waikato and Wintec.

With their support we are able to offer prices appropriate to the current environment in which professional development budgets are challenged.

For new registrations:

    • The price is $100 plus GST for two days (or $50 plus GST per day) for institutional members of WILNZ or another national association
    • For non-members the price is $150 plus GST for two days. This includes annual membership.

 Registration for the 2021 Conference is now closed. Late registrations are still possible, please contact There will be a small administration charge for late registration.

Meet our Keynote!

Prof Denise Jackson

Prof Denise Jackson is the Director of Work-Integrated Learning in the School of Business and Law and Edith Cown University, Australia.  Denise has won a number of award in research and teaching, is on the national bard for ACEN (the Australian WIL Association), and has published widely in WIL and graduate employability.  Denise will be presenting about developing and evidencing student employability through work-integrated learning, drawing from research exploring student employability, pathways of development, strategies for optimising learning outcomes, and the links to work-integrated learning.


Major Sponsors

Thanks to our major sponsors for their support