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australia new zealand regional IASYM conference,
auckland, new zealand
31 July - 2 August, 2024

The next IASYM Australia New Zealand Regional Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from Wednesday 31 July (4:00pm) – Friday 2 August (4:00pm) 2024.

The IASYM regional conference presents research related to ministry amongst children, youth, and emerging/young adults in the Australia - New Zealand region.

This three-day academic conference provides an opportunity for teachers, lecturers, researchers, research students, and practitioners to engage with the latest scholarship and research as well as present their work to their colleagues for feedback and constructive criticism.

The program for 2024 offers three formats for engagement and interaction: research papers, emerging research, and practitioner reflective discussions:

  • Research Papers are complete works of new research that are ready for constructive critical engagement. Research Papers must be submitted in advance of the conference and when presented will be followed by a prepared response as well as group discussion
  • Emerging Research sessions provide an opportunity to share ‘works-in-progress’ and developing thoughts as well as completed ideas not yet established in a formal paper. These sessions provide an opportunity for new or emerging researchers (whether engaged in formal study or as a thoughtful practitioner) to road-test ideas and receive feedback in a constructive environment.
  • Practitioner Reflection sessions are thoughtful theological reflections on youth issues or youth ministry practice. They may or may not be accompanied by a paper, and provide an opportunity to discuss ideas with the academic community.

Auckland 2024: Location and Accommodation

Conference sessions will be held at Carey Baptist College, 473 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland 1061, New Zealand.

The College is less than 10km from the centre of Auckland. Closest access by public transport is via the Southern Line Train (Ellerslie Station – 10 minute walk to Carey), or various bus routes from around the city go to the main Transport Hub of Ellerslie (15 minute walk to Carey).

Please note that Auckland public transport is OK, but not brilliant. We recommend you look at transport options carefully when considering your accommodation.

**Note: There is no accommodation included in the registration fees. You will need to arrange your own accommodation in Auckland. 

Nearby accommodation options include the Greenlane Motel (2 mins walk), La Quinta by Wyndham Ellerslie (10 mins walk) and the Greenlane Manor Motel (15 mins walk). Newmarket or the CBD have plenty of accommodation options and are both only a train ride from Carey Baptist College.

Registration Fees (all in NZ Dollars)

Registration covers all conference sessions, morning/afternoon teas and lunch each day, conference dinner on Wednesday evening, and breakfast on Friday morning.

All registration Fees are in New Zealand Dollars.

Discounted registration fees apply for IASYM members. IASYM membership also provides print copies of the Journal of Youth and Theology and electronic access to the current and past issues. Annual membership is €65. Apply for membership.

IASYM fully-paid Members


Full Conference



Wednesday, 31 July (incl. dinner)



Thursday, 1 August



Friday, 2 August



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