The 2022 New Zealand Employers’ Network ‘Disability Inclusive Pathways’ Conference offers an exceptional opportunity to connect with other organisations committed to improving disability career and inclusion outcomes. Hear from leading disability experts, experienced practitioners and people with lived experience, including inspiring international and local speakers.
Join our powerful network of business leaders, diversity and human resources professionals, industry experts and influencers from the public, private and for-purpose sectors.
This year's theme, 'Unlocking True Potential' looks at how we can support and empower disabled and neurodiverse employees to be all that they are capable of being and ways to foster organisational culture of true belonging of disabled people in the workplace.
Conference dates and location
- Thursday 11th - Friday 12th August 2022
- Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Re-imagining Recruitment - Pre-Conference Workshop
- Wednesday 10th August 2022 - 1pm to 5pm
- Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
This year we are offering a half-day pre-conference round table workshop 'Re-imagining Recruitment' which will be an opportunity to look at inclusive recruitment practises that will better allow employers to tap into the wealth of talent of disabled people.
We invite you to join us as a sponsor of our 2022 event. We have four sponsorship options with limited availability. Early confirmation of your sponsorship will ensure a higher level of exposure.
Early release speaker line-up
Founder, business disability international
Susan Scott-Parker is an internationally recognised thought leader who has made a career from challenging outdated assumptions regarding both disability as it affects business and the potential of responsible business to adapt respectfully for human reality.
President of DesignABLE Environments Inc.
Thea has 20 plus years of experience in barrier-free and universal design for architectural projects of varying size and complexity.
People and Culture Director, Stuff NZ
Annamarie launched and implemented the award-winning Creative Spirit programme, which gives young adults with intellectual disabilities a chance to contribute to society in a meaningful way. This was followed by The Coffee CO-OP, Stuff’s Auckland office cafe, which is staffed by deaf baristas.
Professor Amanda Kirby MBBS MRCGP PhD
Found and Chief Executive Office, Do-IT Solutions
Amanda is an internationally renowned expert in neurodiversity and is the found and CEO of Do-IT Solutions. An emeritus professor at the University of South Wales and honorary profess at Cardiff University.
Photos from the 2021 conference
What people said about the 2021 Conference
"The mix of people with accessibility needs and people working with people with accessibility needs/employers (was great) - a great blend of perspectives. The range of topics covered was excellent."
"Everything was done very well! Very professionally pulled together, great speakers, great venue (and catering), great networking opportunity. All in all it was very enjoyable and gave me some great insights/resources to take back to my organisation."
"First level of accessible documentation. Great having braille of the presentations. Enjoyed the passion and commitment."
"Great speakers & content. Most inspiring people and stories. Great networking. Such nice people. Good venue. Well looked after."
"The speakers were all great, I especially liked hearing from disabled people and the struggles and successes they have had. The location was great."
"It provided specific useful information, inspirational speakers, was relevant, good contacts, national and international speakers."