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FAQs

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.

Monday 8 Feb - Event submissions opened

Friday 18 March (5pm) - Final date for event submissions 

Monday 28 March - Programme announced

Monday 18 April - Techweek TV Progamme announced

16 – 22 May - Techweek22 (Techweek TV runs 16 - 20 May)

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

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.

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.

Following submission of your event, our team will review your application and will be in touch with you.

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

In-Person events guide

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

Vaccinations required

As part of the Covid Protection Framework, everyone who attends an in-person event will be required to be fully vaccinated. Attendees will be required to present their Vaccine Pass as proof of vaccination.

Humanitix have integrated My Vaccinee pass into the Humanitix scanning app

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.