Frequently asked questions (relevant to registration) will be posted here.
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Q. I need to make changes to my registration. How do I do this?
A. We need to do this for you in the back end of the registration system. Please email Carole with the changes you wish to make.
Q. My employer has an organisation membership of HiNZ. Can I claim the HiNZ member $300 discount?
A. No. Our organisation memberships were discontinued last year. To be eligible for the registration discount you need to be an individual member of HiNZ, in your own name, with an expiry date after 31 October 2016.
Q. If I join HiNZ now do I get the $300 discount?
A. Yes. Anyone who joins HiNZ while registering for the 2016 conference is able to claim the $300 conference discount. We have a special discounted new member rate for conference delegates of only $149 (usually $189). You will be given the option to join HiNZ during registration. Register now.
Q. Is there a group registration discount?
A. No. There is no group discount but there are special promotional prices for individuals who register early and who are members of various organisations.
Q. Can I book multiple people at the same time?
A. No. You will need to register each person individually. However, if you would like us to combine your organisation’s registrations into one invoice, we are happy to do this for you. Simply register everyone individually and choose the 'invoice' option at checkout. After you have completed the registrations, email Carole with a list of your delegate names, and request a group invoice for all of your delegates.
Q. Can I pay for multiple registrations on one invoice?
A. Yes we can invoice you for more than one registration. Simply register everyone individually and choose the 'invoice' option at checkout. After you have completed the registrations, email Carole with a list of your delegate names, and request a group invoice for all of your delegates.
Q. I am a HINZ member - do I need to book to attend the conference?
A. Yes, if you wish to attend the conference or any of the workshops then you need to register. Being a HiNZ member entitles you to a conference registration discount of $300.
Q. I am studying 1 or 2 papers part time at university and also working. Am I eligible for the student conference rate?
A. No. To be eligible for the student conference rate of NZ$299 you must be a full time student ie. doing a full programme of papers and not working in full time paid employment.
Q. I am no longer able to attend. Can I cancel or transfer my registration to a different person?
A. To cancel your registration, a cancellation fee of $50 will apply. Registrations are unable to be cancelled after 23 September however a substitute delegate can be arranged at any time. Please email Carole and request a registration transfer.
Q. I'm an exhibitor. How do I register some extra staff?
A. This is explained on the exhibitor FAQ page.
Q. How do I enter a VIP code?
A. If you have been given a VIP code you will be prompted during registration to enter this and your discount will be applied during checkout. To start registration, choose whichever registration type best relates to the days you wish to attend.
Q. What are the prices for each registration type?
A. It depends on the date you register and whether you are a member of an affiliated organisation. Read more about pricing.
Q. Which days should I attend?
A. That depends on which topics & speakers interest you:
- Optional workshops are on 31 October (Monday), prior to the start of conference sessions
- Conference sessions for HiNZ, SFT, GT are on 1-3 November (Tuesday to Thursday)
- Conference sessions for NZNIC are only on Thursday 3 November
Q. Is the awards dinner included in my registration?
A. A free ticket to the awards dinner on Wednesday 2 November is included with these registration types: Delegate 3 DAY PASS; Speaker 3 DAY PASS; Exhibitor or sponsor; Keynote speaker. All other registration types do NOT include an awards dinner ticket. You will be given the option to purchase a dinner ticket during registration for $100 including gst. If you aren't attending any conference sessions but you wish to attend the awards dinner, then select the 'AWARDS DINNER only' registration type.
Q. How do I book to attend a workshop?
A. The optional workshops are on Monday 31 October 2016. During the registration process you will be given the option of adding a workshop booking to your selection. Each workshop has a separate booking fee, which isn't included in conference registration packages. If you aren't attending any conference sessions but you wish to attend a workshop, then select the 'Delegate workshop only' registration type.
Q. Can HiNZ help me with a visa?
A. HiNZ doesn't facilitate visas directly. But if you use our NZ travel agent (Angela Nunn at House of Travel) to book your flights, she could probably help you with your visa. To contact Angela email email@example.com
Q. Is accommodation included in the registration fee?
A. No, but we have negotiated cheaper rates for delegates with the venue. To read more about accommodation options please go to this page.
Q. I need to get funding/leave approval before I can register but this will be after the stated deadline. Can I still get the discount?
A. Yes. If you tell us before the SuperSaver deadline of 26 August we will put you on our late registration list and give you a VIP code so you still get the low 'supersaver' registration rate. To request this please email Carole.
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