Venue and accommodation

HERDSA Conference 2019

Next Generation, Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities

2-5 July 2019. Auckland, New Zealand

The University of Auckland Science Centre

The venue for the conference is the new Science Centre at the University of Auckland. The University, founded in 1883, is the country’s largest university with over 40,000 students, and is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre.

23 Symonds St
Auckland 1010

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Submission dates

Contributor submissions open
1 November 2018

Pre-conference workshop submission deadline
23 November 2018
7 December 2018

Contributor submissions deadline
14 February 2019

Contributor registration deadline
10 May 2019

Registration dates

Registration opens
15 October 2018

Early bird registration deadline
30 May 2019

Conference dates

Pre-conference workshops
2 July 2019

Welcome reception and poster session
3 July 2019

Conference dinner
4 July 2019

Conference closes
5 July 2019

Suggestions for accommodation

Pullman Hotel


Corner Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland

Pullman Auckland’s sleek interiors emit a warm and friendly vibe, creating an intimate atmosphere whether in the lobby lounge, by the 25 metre heated swimming pool, or within one of 16 dynamic meeting spaces.

A selection of spacious hotel rooms, the exclusivity of an executive lounge, and chic residential suites with living areas and kitchen facilities framing views from city to sea uniquely redefines the lifestyle of the modern day traveller.

The Pullman Hotel is located just ten minutes’ walk from the conference venue.

Copthorne Hotel


150 Anzac Avenue, Auckland

Simple, sophisticated, and designed for comfort. Copthorne Hotel Auckland City is centrally located, making it the perfect base to explore the city and attend conferences. The conference venue is just five minutes’ walk away.

The hotel has 106 guest rooms and 4 luxury suites. For hunger pangs and nightcaps, there’s Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen. A casual spot serving up some of the most delicious local fare with an extensive wine, beer, and cocktail menu.

Quadrant Hotel


10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland

Located in downtown Auckland, just a well shod hop, skip and jump away from the city’s fashion district, restaurants and bars – featuring 200 apartment style rooms (studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments) each with a fully equipped kitchen, balcony and FREE Wifi with a generous daily limit of 1GB. It’s easy to see why The Quadrant Hotel becomes the home away from home for many travellers throughout the year. The conference venue is just eight minutes’ walk away.

M Social Hotel


196-200 Quay St, Auckland

A contemporary hotel for the curious, the explorers and those who thrive on new experiences.

Functionally chic, this contemporary hotel features 190 rooms and suites designed for all travellers, overlooking the vibrant Princes Wharf that is home to a stunning array of dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. Treat yourself to some of the best cuisine from around the world at ‘Beast and Butterflies’ – M Social’s signature restaurant. Alternatively, catch up with friends – both old and new – over a drink at what is disputably the longest bar in Auckland. Stay social with our distinctive hospitality. Everyone enjoys continental breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel!

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