NZATE Conference 2024

Dunedin Sound: Brave Words

John McGlashan College, Dunedin

Conference Dinner - Thursday July 11th at Tūhura Otago Museum

with special guest to be announced in the new year

10th - 12thJuly 2024


Sir Ian Taylor KNZM

With roots in Kāeo and his upbringing in Raupunga, and with strong ties to his Pakeha, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Pāhauwera ancestry Ian Taylor has captivated audiences as a television presenter, founded Taylormade Media and Animation Research Limited and undertaken visionary work in computer animation.

In 2019, Taylor started Land of Voyagers documenting the Polynesian voyage to Aotearoa. Ian Taylor’s accolades include being named Outstanding Māori Business Leader (2013), New Zealand Innovator of the Year (2019), and being made Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (2021).

Tom Sainsbury

Comic ‘Snap Chat Dude’ Podcaster, director and Actor. You might know Tom from The Educators, or Wellington Paranormal, or perhaps you’ve listened to Small Town Scandal, his fantastically funny Podcast. Part Key Note, part pre-dinner entertainment, Tom will be regaling us at the Conference Dinner at Otago Museum on the Thursday night. Expect fine food and drink and many laughs.

Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh, ONZM

An esteemed New Zealand poet, academic, and illustrator, Selina Tusitala Marsh, literary contributions extend far and wide, with her work featured in numerous publications and anthologies. She is the driving force behind Pasifika Poetry, an online platform celebrating Pacific voices, and serves as the co-chair of the South Pacific Association of Language and Literature. Her research interests span global indigenous literatures and performance.

Dr Ian Chapman

With a lifelong passion for writing and performing, Dr Ian Chapman is a prolific author and captivating speaker. His repertoire ranges from illuminating New Zealand society and culture in the 1970s to dissecting the allure of glam rock icons like David Bowie and Alice Cooper. Notably, he is the voice championing the internationally renowned Dunedin Sound – the inspiration for this year’s NZATE Conference. Ian blends wit with insight, offering engaging perspectives in publications like Alastair Riddell's Space Waltz (2023), OK Boomer! New Zealand in the Swinging Sixties (2020), and Scarfie Flats of Dunedin (2019).

Shayne P. Carter

Shayne P. Carter is a stalwart of the Dunedin Sound, a musician best known for leading Straitjacket Fits from 1986 to 1994, and as the only permanent member of Dimmer (1995–2012). He is a member of the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame, and has been awarded the New Zealand Herald Legacy Award (with Straitjacket Fits at the 2008 New Zealand Music Awards), and New Zealand Music Awards for Best Group and Best Rock Album (with Dimmer, 2004). Shane published his autobiography Dead People I Have Known in 2019. This won both the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction and the MitoQ Best First Book Awards: E H McCormick Prize for General Non-Fiction at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

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Onsite Accommodation Options

Accommodation Package Available

At John McGlashan College Boarding House on campus. (Includes 3 nights – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).

Single room (Including breakfast) – $285pp
Shared room (Including breakfast) – $240pp

The single rooms are in the senior hall and sit in three wings of 20. Each wing has a shared bathroom facility (individual cubicles), laundry, and lounge with kitchenette. The shared rooms are in our junior hall and have one shared bathroom facility (individual cubicles) downstairs, and two large lounge areas (one with kitchenette).

Registrations have now closed.