Where exactly is the Takirua Conference?

The InterContinental Hotel and Conference Centre, 2 Grey St, Wellington, 6011, Aotearoa 

When is the Takirua2020 conference?

6:00pm Friday 24 April to 12:30pm Sunday April  2020. ANZAC Weekend! Monday is a public holiday.  

Is the conference schedule available?

Sure is – see the ‘Programme’ page – day-by-day or download as a PDF. 

Is the venue accessible for wheelchair users?

Yes, the venue is fully accessible.

Are my dietary needs covered?

Yes, but do flag them in your registration. Contact us directly (conference@takirua2020.nz) if you prefer. 

What are my accommodation options?

We’ve listed and linked some options on the ‘Accommodation and Venue’ page (scroll down).  

I have registered and cannot now attend; can I transfer my ticket or get a refund?

Transfers and refunds will be at the discretion of the Conference Organisers. Please be in touch outlining the details of your situation – conference@takirua2020.nz .  

The Conference sounds exciting - can I help?

Sure! Make contact and we’ll see if we can match you up with some of the voluntary roles. It’s going to be big so we can certainly use some help! 

How old do I need to be to attend this event?

All ages are welcome but anyone under 18 years of age should be attending with a guardian. Please note that the event is aimed at adults and alcohol will be served at times.  

I’d like to assist financially, who should I talk to?

Fantastic – email us at conference@takirua2020.nz and we’ll be in touch. 

Where do I get my lanyard, conference materials etc. when I arrive?

Registration will be well signposted as you arrive at the InterContinental. In in doubt, ask any staff member. 

I need a proper invoice, what do I do?

Our registration system is set up to email this to you as soon as you register and pay. Any problems or further enquiries be in touch at conference@takirua2020.nz . 

Who do I contact if I have complaints?

During Conference, please enquire at Registration or ask a staff member to direct you to a member of our Conference Executive team. Before or after, be in touch in the first instance at conference@takirua2020.nz and we will call you or provide a contact number as preferred.  

My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?

Simply email us at conference@takirua2020.nz . 

Who are the speakers?

As speakers, facilitators and other specialists are announced they will be listed here. Takirua2020 will be mixing things up with shorter presentations, panel discussions and a wide range of voices. 

Why have we merged Youth Ministers and Marriage Ministries?

Scheduled to host conferences for both national organisations simultaneously, the local organisers sought and gained the permission of both groups (Catholic Network of Marriage Educators and Council for Young People) to come together. Since then a range of synergies have emerged and the result will be an exciting, diverse and enriched Conference experience.