Educate Plus

NZ Chapter Summit 2023

The Educate Plus New Zealand Chapter is thrilled to invite you to our Summit taking place on Thursday, 31 August at Christ’s College, Christchurch and on Friday, 1 September at Lincoln University, Lincoln.

The conference offers an incredible opportunity for professional development and learning, and immense value for all those working in any aspect of educational advancement including: fundraising and development, admissions and enrolment, marketing and communications, alumni relations and community engagement, across all the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education sectors of our schools and universities.

The theme of this year’s Summit is NEXUS and we hope you use this opportunity to connect and collaborate with your peers across New Zealand and be Stronger Together.

Pre-Summit Workshops

Date: Thursday 31 August 2023

Venue: Christ’s College, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8140

NOTE: All workshops are tailored to deliver learning for both school and university members. 

Workshop 1: The power (and pitfalls) of becoming data-driven
Presenter: John Bird, Associate Director, Business Operations, Alumni and Development, The University of Auckland

Workshop 2 : Building a Foundation for Success: The Future Family Journey from Enquiry to Enrolment 
Presenter: Susie Gill, Educate Plus Chapter President WA; Business Development Manager, Enquiry Tracker

Workshop 3: Are educational institutions business brands? Helping people to think this way
Presenters: Lucy Dobbs, Marketing & Communications Specialist; Nicola Parsons, NZ Chapter Committee Member; Director of Marketing and Advancement, Lindisfarne College

Workshop 4 : Major gifts fundraising from start to finish. How to build deep partnerships with your donors
Presenter: Dr Nicole Bassett, NZ Educate Plus Chapter President and Summit Chair; Development Manager, Auckland Bioengineering Institute and Liggins Institute.

Timings: 1.00 – 4.00 pm (including afternoon tea)

Costs$150.00+gst per person. Registration is required ( This does not include the Welcome Event later in the evening)

Welcome Event

Date: Thursday 31 August 2023

Venue: Christ’s College, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8140 – Dining Hall

Timings: 5.30 – 7.30 pm

Costs: Included in Summit Registration (see below).

Includes: Beers, wines, soft drinks and light finger food

If delegates wish to attend just the Welcome Event, they can purchase tickets as follows:

Welcome Event Only (Additional tickets)

Includes Beers, wines, soft drinks and light finger food

Summit 2023

Date: Friday 1 September 2023

Venue: Lincoln University, Ellesmere Junction Road, Lincoln 7647

Timings: 7.30 – 4.15 pm

Please note we will be provided a complimentary bus service from Christchurch to Lincoln at 7.00 am in the morning and the return at 4.30 pm.


Early bird Summit Registration (until Friday 30 June 2023). This includes the Welcome Event on 31 August.

Member Registration$350.00+GST                                                                                                                                
Non-Member Registration$400.00+GST

Standard Summit Registration (From Saturday 1 July 2023). This includes the Welcome Event on 31 August.

Member Registration $400.00+GST                                                                                                                                
Non-Member Registration$450.00+GST

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