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For this years' Conference we have lined up some fantastic social functions to allow you to get to know the other delegates, and to have some fun!



Date: Sunday 19 November.
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
The pōwhiri (welcome ceremony) will be held at Tūrangawaewae Marae
Buses will depart Claudelands Events Centre at 3:00pm and return to the Novotel Hotel and Claudelands at approx. 6:00pm.
Light refreshments will be served following the pōwhiri
The pōwhiri is a welcome ceremony by the tangata whenua that draws everyone together in the opening of the conference.


Pre-Conference Mixer

Date: Sunday 19 November
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Pre-Conference Mixer will occur after the pōwhiri at the Novotel

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Date: Monday 20 November
Time: 4:15pm - 6:30pm
Location: Claudlands Upper Concourse Arena
The Monday Mixer will be a great opportunity to mingle with fellow attendees of the IMAV Conference, you will be able to share ideas and discuss the week ahead.

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Conference Dinner

Date: Thursday 23 November
Time: 6:30pm
This is the night everyone remembers! This dinner is an additional cost from your Conference registration and sells out fast! So be sure to book your ticket on the registration page.
This will be held at Hamilton Gardens and the theme is Flower Power!

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A few costume ideas for the Conference Dinner could include:



Optional Event

Special screening of the Lost Rivers Film, organised by Morphum Environmental

Lost Rivers is a thought provoking documentary about daylighting which presented a global vision to resurrect “hidden” rivers to revive urban areas and provide solutions to flooding and pollution issues. The film takes you on an adventure into the underground world of piped waterways across the globe, meeting visionary urban thinkers, artists and explorers from around the world, all passionate about reconnecting rivers with their natural and urban environments.

There will be no cost for for attendence, and Morphum Environmental will provide drinks and nibbles prior to the film in the foyer from 6pm.
Spaces are limited so if you would like to book your spot, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a seat.

Watch the trailer below


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