Frequently asked questions (relevant to registration) will be posted here.
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Q. If I join HiNZ during registration do I get the member discount?
A. Yes. Anyone who joins HiNZ while registering for the conference is able to claim the member discount immediately.
Q. I want to attend two days, which pass do I choose?
A. Choose the full pass which gives you access across multiple days.
Q. Which pass do speakers choose?
A. If you are speaking at the NZNI conference, choose the 1 day NZNI pass. If you are speaking at the HiNZ conference, choose the FULL pass or 1 DAY (HiNZ & NZNI) pass. HiNZ speakers will be prompted during registration processing to claim the $400 speaker discount.
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 us with the changes you wish to make and we will coordinate this for you.
Q. Is there a group registration discount?
A. No. We don't have a group option, 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. 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 us 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 us 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.
Q. My employer has an organisation membership of HiNZ. Can I claim the HiNZ member discount?
A. Organisations are not members of HiNZ - this option was discontinued two years ago. 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 2017.
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 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 30 September however a substitute delegate can be arranged at any time. Please email us 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.
Q. Which days should I attend?
A. That depends on which topics & speakers interest you:
- Optional workshops are on 31 October, prior to the start of conference sessions
- Conference sessions for HiNZ are on 1-3 November
- Conference sessions for NZNI are only on Thursday 2 November
Q. Is the networking dinner at Skyline included in my registration?
A. No. This is an optional extra for all delegates. Tickets cost $149 per person. If you wish to buy an extra ticket for a guest who isn't a conference delegate, please email us.
Q. How do I book to attend a workshop?
A. The optional workshops are on 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.
Q. Can HiNZ help me with a visa?
A. If you require a letter confirming your conference attendance to assist with your visit please email us.
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 here.
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 need an extension, please tell us before the SuperSaver or Earlybird deadline and we will give you a VIP code so you still get the low 'supersaver' registration rate after the deadline. To request this please email us.
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