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Submit your abstract for Outdoors Forum, Waves and Recreation Conference now


We're looking for speakers for three of our conferences; the Outdoors Forum, Waves and the Recreation Conference. Read on to find out more about each conference.


The forum is responding to the theme of Diversity. Listening to feedback and reflecting on who you are and what connects with you, we are excited to change location, diversify the engagement at the forum and endeavour to provide a forum that will leave you fizzing about your purpose, your contribution and your future. Areas of interest being considered for presentations and workshops are:

• Environmental Diversity - Dieback, Water quality, Access Issues & Success Stories.
• Business & Programme Diversity - How to Grow, Reinvent, Sustain, Franchise your business or organisation
• People Diversity - Cultural, Social, Workforce, Age

Waves - 21, 22 & 23 August 2018, Rotorua

In August we are bringing Waves, the AUSTSWIM Aotearoa conference and the NZ Lifeguard Championships together for the first time.

The conference that used to be known as JAWS (Just Add Water Seminar) is now called Waves; the name change reflecting a new direction based on creating long term partnerships within the sector, which will ultimately improve the programme content. Aquatics Week is taking place from 19 - 23 August and we will be reuniting professionals from across the country in Rotorua to shape the future of the industry.


The premier event on the professional development and networking calendar for recreation professionals, the NZRA Recreation Conference is looking to the horizon to understand future New Zealanders and their future recreation needs and wants.

The Recreation Conference will provoke discussion on the global/local issues that will impact our future participants and our society.

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