Evidence to Action 2018 conference

Join us at our Evidence to Action conference in Wellington on 10 April 2018. Registrations will open in early 2018.

We’re delighted to confirm that Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley and Dame Diane Robertson are joining us as two of our amazing keynote speakers.

  • Prof Spoonley is Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and one of New Zealand's leading academics. Prof Spoonley will be reflecting on families and whānau past, present and future.
  • Dame Diane was the Auckland City Missioner until 2015 and is now a community leader and Chair of the Data Futures Partnership. Dame Diane is an advocate for delivering better outcomes for New Zealanders through the development of sound policies informed by qualitative and quantitative data. She will be talking about investing in and using research and evaluation to help support families and whānau.

More speakers and the full programme will be announced shortly. We promise that you’ll leave with more knowledge about how you can include family and whānau perspectives in your own work and a better understanding of how to use evidence.  We expect to be disestablished from mid-2018 and want to sign off with a final Evidence to Action conference where we pass on some of what we’ve learned about families and whānau since 2004*.

The conference will be held at Rydges Hotel in Wellington. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for registration information, or send us an email and we'll let you know as soon as registrations open.  

Ticket prices (including GST):

  • Early bird (available until 11 March 2018) - $200
  • Standard (available 12 March - 3 April 2018) - $250
  • Last minute (available 4-6 April 2018) - $300

Ticket prices include lunch and other refreshments during the day. Sorry, tickets can't be paid for on the day. More information to come when registrations open in early 2018.


* The Families Commission was established in 2004. In 2014, we became the Social Policy Evalution and Research Unit, or Superu for short.

Event date: 
10 April 2018
Event Type: 
Superu events
Last update: 8 Jan 2018