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seismics2016-smlThe 2016 forum was the fifth in a post-quakes annual series involving representatives of public, private and community sector organisations sharing visions, discussing issues and solutions and networking with purpose.  More…

"Thank you Lyall and team for a terrific conterence.... it is a world-class event..." "I think this was one of the best ‘conferences’ that I have been to." "I have attended numerous conferences around the world and wish to compliment all concerned as this has to be as good as I’ve seen, both in terms of focus and of content." "Best organised conference I have ever attended." "Brillant event. Innovative, fun and refreshing." "Congratulations on a conference well organised and received." “Many thanks, nice diverse crowd”


Great line up of speakers for ELF16 @EdLeadersForum Tomorrow's Skills - 23 & 24 August, Akld…

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Education Leaders Forum - Tomorrow's Skills: Pathways to the Future 23 & 24 August, Auckland

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Seismics and the City: Shaping Canterbury's Future Now is underway in Christchurch. #seismics2016

An unwelcome reminder that, while the city’s regeneration is in progress, Ruamoko has only been fitfully asleep:…

Fantastic line up of contributors for Seismics and the City 2016 - 18 March… #seismics

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Seismics and the City 2016 - 18 March, Christchurch - registration open now!

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Energy Mad co-founder Tom Mackenzie launches Kickstarter campaign for 'Levicle' | The National Business Review…

Giving Change Leaders the Edge with Neuroscience -Anne Riches @SmartNet_NZ event, 25 Aug, Akld…

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Great turnout for today's forum Seismics and the City 2015: Creating a Greater Christchurch… #seismics2015

Seismics and the City: Sutton warns of compulsory acquisition… #seismics

Seismics and the City is on 22 March. ChCh organisations will share compelling learning experiences… #seismics #eqnz

Mastering the Social Media Marketing Mix workshop: 30 Aug, Wellington. New Media Marketing Tools & Techniques…

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The recent announcement that digital technology is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum makes even more relevant the 10th annual Education Leaders Forum Tomorrow’s Skills – Pathways to the Future. Register Now