The Inclusive Education Summit 2019

Friday 25 October to Sunday 27 October

Update 5

3 October 2019

Only three weeks away!

The Summit Programme has been completed. Find below the downloadable .pdf of the sessions over the three days.

All those presenting should be registered and will be charged the Early Bird fee of $510 for the full three days Summit. Stipulate other requirements in the comment field on registration.

Please look at earlier updates on this page for other information to support your stay in Auckland.

Summit Registrations

This registration includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as well as a mix and mingle social event on the first evening


Early Bird Registration

(Open 26 July, Close 27 September)


Full Registration

All registrations close 18 October

One Day Registrations (Saturday 26 October or Sunday 27 October) (please enter the day when registering online) $290

Unemployed / Beneficiaries / Disabled people (full 3-day summit)

(validation must be provided at the summit registration desk)


Update 4 

2 September 2019

The call for proposal closing date has been extended to Monday, 16 September 2019.

Presenters notified of results and presentation times on Monday 23 September 2019.

Update 3

20 August 2019

Only 2 weeks remain before the Call for proposals close on the 16 September

Early Bird registrations are now open. (Close 27 September 2019) $510

We also have a reduced fee for unemployed and beneficiaries. $300 for the full 3-day summit (validation must be provided at the summit registration desk)

For those seeking accommodation in Auckland:

Click here to locate Kohia Centre at The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work

We recommend using Central Auckland, Epsom, Mt Eden or Newmarket as your area searches. Suggested websites are: Airbnb Auckland.

For local hotels we suggest the usual booking websites such as or Trip Advisor

The Kohia Centre is a 10 minute taxi ride from the city centre. Buses from the city stop in Mt Eden and a pleasant 5 minute walk will get you to Kohia Centre.

The Auckland Transport website and app provides information on local transport systems.

Skybus operates from the airport to the central city regularly. Only 2 weeks remain before the Call for proposals close on the 30th August.

View the draft Summit Programme below

Update 2

26 July 2019

Early Bird registrations are now open.

Calls for Proposals remain open until 16 September 2019. 

The conference will be opened by New Zealand’s Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero and feature keynotes by Assoc Dean Ann Cheryl Armstrong, University of the South Pacific; Prof Angus Macfarlane, Professor of Māori Research, University of Canterbury; and a performance by the Hobson St Theatre Company “That’s what friends are for.”

Update 1 

 28 June 2019

The Inclusive Education Summit – TIES – is an annual international conference, in recent years hosted in New Zealand and Australia. Read more about the history and the theme of this 2019 TIES Summit being held in Auckland, New Zealand.

Call for Proposals open now.

Call for proposals (close Monday 16 September 2019)

Please email submissions to 

Subject Line: TIES 2019 Call for proposals submission from (Name) 

Summit dates:  Friday 25 October to Sunday 27 October. 

Venue: Kohia Centre, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland. The Kohia Centre is located on the Epsom Campus (Gate 1, 78 Epsom Ave), Auckland.

Here are some key dates for your planning (and sharing)

  • Friday 26 July                   
    Early bird registration opens
  • Friday 30 August       

       Draft programme posted on website

  • Monday 16 September              

        Call for proposals closes

  • Monday 23 September             
    Presenters notified of results and presentation times announced

  • Friday 27 September       
    Early bird registration closes (Presenters need to have registered)

  • Friday 25 October           
    The Inclusive Education Summit opens 

We will be welcoming proposals in a variety of formats including: community presentations, individual paper presentations (academic and peer-reviewed), panel presentations (up to three presenters, academic and peer-reviewed). All proposals will be reviewed for their clear relationship to the conference theme.   

We hope you will be able to join us for

The Inclusive Education Summit 2019.