We are excited to announce that registrations are now open for the ASPG Annual Conference 2024. The New Zealand Parliament is thrilled to be hosting the conference this year from 2 – 4 October, with the theme “Te Manawaroatanga o Pāremata i tea o Hurihuri – Parliament’s Resilience in a Changing World”.

Registering for the conference

If you would like to attend the conference, please register on Eventbrite here. Registrations cost $540NZD for ASPG Members and $560NZD for non-members for the three days and includes all catering (including the conference dinner).

Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

Ngā mihi, Nico Henneveld (Secretary) and Lauren Zamalis (Treasurer)

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Parliaments are responsible for adapting laws to changing needs and circumstances. They must also preserve the integrity of the Government system by effectively holding the Executive to account. To achieve these objectives and remain relevant to the people they represent, parliamentary systems must remain constitutionally sound while becoming increasingly adaptable. Parliamentarians themselves need to be forward-looking, resilient, and open to change.

As we navigate the challenges of a fast-paced and changing world, Parliaments are confronted with technological advancements, evolving communication methods, information overload, and increasing political and social polarisation. Addressing persistent issues like climate change requires long-term consensus and commitment.

The ability for Parliaments to identify opportunities and manage risk in this environment is paramount to our future as trusted democratic institutions. At this year’s ASPG Conference in Wellington, sessions will cover a range of thought-provoking areas such as transforming parliamentary practice in committees and with youth, engagement and participation in decision making, Parliaments and artificial intelligence, engagement through social media, parliamentary preparedness for pandemics and climate change, safeguarding Members and staff, increasing accessibility, and Parliament’s resilience in the media era.

We look forward to welcoming you all to the New Zealand Parliament in October.