We are delighted to welcome you to Hamilton for the 37th Annual Tertiary ICT Conference. This year the conference is jointly hosted by Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), The University of Waikato and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and hosted in the award-winning Atrium venue at Wintec’s central city campus.
Hamilton (Kirikiriroa) is New Zealand’s largest inland city on the banks of the Waikato River. We have a young smart population and an appetite for tech, innovation and education. We’re strongly connected to the mighty Waikato, a dynamic region with a welcoming spirit and a rich history.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘Digital Community'. Our theme will explore the importance of relationships and how digital technology is enabling people and communities to work together more closely and collaboratively to achieve our common goals.
Our theme is inspired by a lament composed by Tawhiao, (2nd Maori King). He Tupu Pua Hou, which literally means a new flowering or growth, is relevant to our conference as we discuss how we promote and nurture relationships, and how we share and grow new ideas in our exploration of disruptive and enabling technologies.
The digital community is a constantly evolving, moving and changing place. It celebrates and generates connectivity and takes networking to different levels often without the barriers of geography and time, encouraging a diversity of opinions, ideas and knowledge from others that one would never encounter alone without their inspiration and resources. The digital community means we can work better together, and we can achieve better, together.
The ICT conference is also an opportunity to meet others in the sector, socialise, make new connections and reconnect with your peers in the tertiary sector.
I look forward to welcoming you to Hamilton city and the #MightyWaikato in October.
Chair, 37th Tertiary ICT Conference Committee.
A great list of keynote speakers will be announced shortly
Call for Abstracts Opens:
9 April 2019
29 May 2019
Call for Abstracts Close:
5 June 2019
25 June 2019
3 July 2019