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Frequently asked questions to help you plan your Techweek event. 

Techweek is Aotearoa New Zealand’s nationwide festival of technology and innovation. 

The intention behind Techweek is simple. New Zealand’s technology sector is growing rapidly and Techweek fosters that growth by providing the nation with a week-long opportunity for connection and collaboration. Techweek is an independent platform where individuals, organisations and regions can showcase their unique and inspiring tech and innovation stories.

Techweek is a platform to showcase tech and innovation in New Zealand. Any event that focuses on tech in New Zealand can be involved. This could be anything from a networking event to an open day, hackathon or a conference.

Tuesday 29 March      Preliminary programme and headline events announced

Friday 22 April             Friday 5pm is the final deadline for event submissions

Tuesday 3 May            Full Techweek22 programme announced

16 May - 22 May          Techweek22

What event organisers need to know:

Our new Techweek portal and organiser dashboard allows you to create, submit, publish and manage your event with ease. Once you and/or your organisation have decided on an event topic, date/time and target audience you’re ready to start our submission process.

If this is your first time running an event with Techweek you will need to register with us by clicking the sign up to Techweek tab. All we require for registration is your name, organisation and email address.

Below is an outline of the information you’ll need to provide in your submission. If you have this information to hand, your event submission will take a matter of minutes. 

 

Event basics

Event title: for example ‘Tech careers in New Zealand’ (up to 70 characters)

Event theme: select from this years Techweek themes. If your event does not align with our themes, please choose the one that best reflects your subject matter. 

Event type: is your event an in-person event, a virtual event or a combination of the two? 

NOTE: There’s a possibility this year’s festival will be required to pivot online should COVID-19 restrictions apply. To minimise the risk of cancellations, we encourage all event organisers to strongly consider delivering hybrid or fully virtual events.

Location: choose your location from our dropdown list. If you are running a virtual event please select the location you are based in.

Single event or multiple sessions: does your event programme cover multiple time slots that someone can attend – i.e. an expo, or morning/afternoon drop-in sessions? Or is it a single event that audiences will attend in its entirety?

Event date and times: choose the day or days your event will take place on, as well as the start and finish time (between 16 - 22 May). 

Event cost: is your event free for attendees? Is there a cost? Or would you prefer a donation?

 

Event content

Event formats, sectors and target audience: please select from our dropdown menus. This information helps us promote your event to the right people.

Event image: we require an image that is 600 x 400 and at a 2:1 ratio for best results (Max 5Mb). Please do not include logos or text in your image – these can be attached within the ‘organisation’ tab.

Event summary: this summary is displayed on your event tile on the main programme, and is used when sharing your event across social media. Your summary should be short and attention-grabbing to generate event registrations (30-40 words max). 

Event description: a full description of your event. Please consider your event format, sector and target audience when writing your event description. You may edit your description, add in speaker details and new information at any time once your event has been accepted into the Techweek programme. 

Event cost: if you plan to run multiple events (i.e. different events and/or different locations), please submit a separate listing for each event. You will be required to pay the standard event fee of $49.00 plus GST for each event. However, if your single event runs across multiple days (i.e. starts Monday morning and ends Tuesday evening), this should be submitted as one event and you will only pay a single event fee of $49.00 plus GST.

Duplicate an event

After your event has been submitted, in your dashboard  you can view/ manage your events, you will also see the option

duplicate, click on this and you can duplicate your event and choose the details you want to duplicate

ie: 

  • Location details
  • Dates & Times
  • Event contents
  • Speakers
  • Schedule
  • Sponsors
  • organisation

 

Next steps 

  • Your event will be reviewed by your Regional Coordinator. 
  • If your event requires changes your coordinator will be in touch with feedback.
  • If your event meets our acceptance criteria you will receive a notification of its acceptance into our event programme.
  • You will be required to pay your listing fee before publishing your event on our website
  • Once our event is published you can start to advertise your event, share across social and start to collect your registrations.
  • We suggest you utilise Techweek promotional assets alongside your newly created event URL by posting across your social media, website, newsletters and associations. 

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1. Skills & knowledge

The future we live and work in will be technologically advanced. New Zealand is focused on growing its tech and digital skills and talent pool to match the growing demand for jobs and careers in tech.

 2. Digital transformation

We are on a path to digital transformation with technology helping to keep people connected and the economy active, but to attain our share of the exponential growth potential in the digital sector and the economy, we must act now.

 3. Climate & sustainability

New Zealand is defined by its natural environment, and its progressive and entrepreneurial spirit – qualities that can put New Zealand at the forefront of climate and sustainable tech solutions.

 4. Global impact

New Zealand has never been as attractive for global investors, tech talent and tech buyers. Now it’s time to tell that story and position New Zealand as an exciting tech industry to engage with. Key to success will be a compelling and consistent international message that encourages a common purpose.

 5. Leaders & innovation

New Zealand is home to some of the most innovative people and businesses in the world. Now is the time to share inspiring stories of local tech innovation and leadership.

 6. Māori tech participation

Inclusivity is the bedrock of innovation. Techweek will elevate and showcase Māori excellence in digital and tech business and encourage our tangata whenua to explore digital careers pathways.

We've created a digital resources pack filled with all the imagery and logos you need to promote your Techweek event. We've included branded assets and unbranded assets to which you are welcome to add your company logo and event titles. All we ask is that you follow our Techweek22 brand guidelines

Access our shared Dropbox by hitting the link below: 

 

Techweek digital assets & brand guide 
 
Digital resources pack
 
Techweek logos
 
Techweek social media images
 
Techweek branded images
 
Techweek unbranded images

 

Techweek virtual meeting backgrounds

In-Person events guide

In accordance with the Covid Protection Framework, please follow these guidelines when considering your physical event.

Other health precautions

If you’re at all unwell, please refrain from attending the in-person event

Please practice good hygiene throughout your time at the event. Observe coughing and sneezing etiquette. Sanitiser stations are positioned at the entrance of all conference rooms, at catering areas and at the stage entrance. 

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  • Sponsorship
  • General enquiries
  • Regional event coordinators
  • Discussion forum

Zoom is our partner for Techweek and for the week of Techweek they are offering limited free video webinar Zoom licences.

See article here

Please email: techweek@zoom.us for setting up your zoom account or any questions or tips.

Techweek is a mix of live, virtual and hybrid events running throughout New Zealand.

Everyone! Use our helpful tips to generate ideas and organise your event:

Techweek is all about showcasing your technology and innovation and we welcome all realms of tech! Themes for Techweek22 are yet to be announced, but we will be sure to let you know when they are.

Yes. There is a small fee of $49.00 plus GST per event. This fee goes towards running costs for Techweek such as the website platform and digital marketing campaigns.

If you plan to run multiple events (e.g. different events and/or different locations), please submit a separate listing for each event. Note you will be required to pay the standard event fee of $49.00 plus GST for each event. However, if your single event runs across multiple days (e.g. starts Monday morning and ends Tuesday evening), this should be submitted as one event and you will only pay a single event fee of $49.00 plus GST.

If your Techweek22 event is aimed at people outside of the tech sector, such as children, families, senior citizens or a general audience, then you may qualify to have the $49.00 (plus GST) event listing fee waived. 

To take advantage of this offer, simply select ‘Community’ in the event category when listing your event in the Techweek22 event platform and submit your event for review by Wednesday 20 April. The Techweek team will confirm that your event meets the criteria and will be in touch with you to complete the listing.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Events must be submitted for review between 07:00am (NZDT) on Monday 21 February until 11:59pm (NZDT) on Wednesday 20 April. 

  • Techweek will check your event meets the community criteria.

  • Your event will be reviewed by your Regional Coordinator. 
  • If your event requires changes your coordinator will be in touch with feedback.
  • If your event meets our acceptance criteria you will receive a notification of its acceptance into our event programme.
  • You will be required to pay your listing fee before publishing your event on our website

Techweek prides itself at spanning a broad audience, including:

  • Business owners 
  • Community
  • International market
  • Non tech organisations
  • Students (5 to 18+ years)

Yes. TechweekTV will again be running a series of live, online video sessions broadcasting on the Techweek website during the festival (Mon - Fri only). We'll have interactive panel discussions and presentations giving you access to the brightest tech minds in Aotearoa. If you miss out on the live events, you'll also be able to view these on-demand after the festival.

View 2021 Teckweek TV here


 

Yes we do, we have three levels of partnership opportunities with Techweek. If you are interested in finding out more please contact us for a Partnership Proposal document and information.

We have the Techweek Discussion Forum through a private Facebook Group. This is an informal platform for Event Organisers / Regional Coordinators / Sponsors and others interested in Techweek to connect, collaborate and chat about all things Techweek!

Here you can post your thoughts, ideas and questions on events, speakers and venues. Find answers here, or post your questions and the Techweek Team will answer them.

View your regional contact details here