Conference dates and location
- Thursday 10th and Friday 11th August 2023
- Spark Conference Centre, Auckland
Spark New Zealand Corporate Office, 167 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD (Google Maps)
About the Conference
The NZDEN ‘Disability Inclusive Pathways’ Conference offers an exceptional opportunity to connect with others. All attendees are committed to improving disabled and neurodiverse people's career, inclusion, and belonging outcomes.
Hear from leading disability experts, experienced practitioners and people with lived experience, including inspiring international and local speakers.
This year's conference theme, ''Collectively Stronger'' is about exploring the strength of disabled people, the value they bring to organisations, and breaking the narratives that have formed in society. As an attendee you will explore how we can all support and empower disabled and neurodiverse New Zealanders in their employment, and ways to foster organisational cultures of true belonging for disabled people in the workplace.
Join our powerful network of business leaders, diversity and human resources professionals, industry experts, and influencers from the public, private, and for-purpose sectors. Share and discover innovative solutions to apply to your organisation and learn how to support career development and foster a culture of true belonging for disabled and neurodiverse people.
Our Sponsors and Key Partners
The NZ Disability Employers' Network would like to thank the following sponsors and key partners for their support of the 2023 Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference.
Master of Ceremonies: Korrin Barrett
We are pleased to announce Korrin Barrett as our conference MC for 2023.
After her outstanding presentation at the 2022 DIPC Conference, we are thrilled to welcome back Korrin for 2023.
Why you should attend
- Experience a broad range of workshops and presentations, including both local and international guest speakers participating in inspirational presentations and panels.
- Share insights and connect with a powerful network of business leaders, diversity practitioners, international speakers, industry experts, and influencers.
- Take away practical, effective strategies you can apply in your organisation.
- Learn tested and pioneering practices that facilitate employment, retention, and inclusion of disabled and neurodiverse people in the workforce.
- A uniquely New Zealand event relating to the employment of disabled and neurodiverse people and business in Aotearoa.
The only one of its kind.
Sponsor this event
Would your organisation benefit from becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at this year's conference?
The NZDEN ‘Disability Inclusive Pathways’ Conference offers an exceptional opportunity for organisations to connect with other organisations committed to advancing disability and neurodiversity career and inclusion outcomes and fostering a culture of true belonging for disabled and neurodiverse people in the workplace.
In addition to the reputational benefits, the conference also provides significant opportunities to network with and influence decision-makers from leading New Zealand businesses.
For further information, read our sponsorship proposal (PDF 818KB).
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What people have said about the Disability Inclusive Pathways conference
"Great panellists and presenters. Wonderful sense of camaraderie in the room. I left with practical information to take back to my employer."
"Thank you for putting together an amazing event. Last year I said that it was the best conference I had ever been to, but I think it was even better this year."
"As someone currently without a physical disability or neurodiversity, I was humbled to be in a space where I could hear from disabled people in a safe environment."
"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."
"It was inspiring and life-changing and has given me information and steps to take to actively make my workplace more accessible to staff and customers. World class."
"Fidget toys were very helpful! Probably the best work conference I've ever been to."
"[Loved] connecting with like-minded people, the workshopping and re-energising me in this work and reminding me why we do what we do."
"It was an incredible experience. The venue, the way the days were planned, the people on the panels, and the length of the talks were all just right. I have taken away so many ideas to implement in my practice. The thing I liked most was how inclusive the entire experience felt, it was hard going back to normal life and readjusting after being in a lovely bubble surrounded by amazing, kind people who are motivated to support the disabled community."
"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."
"The speakers were all great, I especially liked hearing from disabled people and the struggles and successes they have had. The location was great."