SHIFT Aotearoa Conference & CHA Engagement Series

The 2021 conference and engagement series will run from June – November and includes the SHIFT Aotearoa online conference and the Regional Event and Masterclass Series.

Part 1: Making the SHIFT: The SHIFT Aotearoa – Online Conference
Tuesday 15 & Thursday 17 June
The online conference features keynote speakers, interviews, an interactive workshop, and other opportunities to contribute. It will focus on progress in the implementation of the right to a decent home (15 June) and set the scene for changing how we talk about housing (17 June). These discussions will set the stage for the Regional Events Series to follow. All online content will be available for viewing across the conference period and through to the end of the engagement series.

Part 2: Regional Event Series & Masterclass Series – June - November
This year’s engagement series provides a range of online events that enable us to continue the korero from conference at a community level and bring together subject matter experts to share their insights, research evidence and expertise.

Regional Event Series
These partner-led and hosted events enable hosts to surface and explore their own key kaupapa specific to their town, city, region. CHA will support these events by capturing lessons and opportunities at local, national and systemic levels carrying over ideas for change to the national symposium in 2022 (date TBC). There is a one-off $50 registration fee for this series which gives you access to all online content from SHIFT Aotearoa conference and all events hosted in the series.

Masterclass Series
Developed and led by the CEO & Sector Leaders Forum & CHA, this series of webinars focuses on the key issues that affect the sector. Using research evidence and the expertise of a range of subject matter experts, this series is intended to raise our effectiveness as a sector by increasing our knowledge through in-depth and interactive presentations and learning. Each Masterclass webinar is 1.5hrs in length and is free to attend.

2021 National Symposium – Cancelled
Due to the ongoing uncertainty with Covid-19 alert levels and to prioritise the safety of everyone involved, we have made the decision to cancel our national symposium on 24 & 25 November. We are looking at hosting an in-person event post-March 2022 and will confirm the dates soon.


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Registration will be open soon, click here for more information.

The Shift Aotearoa 2019 Conference

The Shift Aotearoa Conference 2019 and Māori Housing Think Tank was brought to you by Community Housing Aotearoa and the Building Better Homes, Towns, and Cities National Science Challenge.