Wellington has secured wins for three international conferences, in conjunction with bid champions from Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington.
The wins are in collaboration with Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design Innovation, Museum & Heritage Studies, and School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.
The conference wins include OzCHI in 2023, the International Annual Conference on Computer Human Interaction. The Australasian event will bring together a broad international community of interaction designers,U X practitioners, information architects, software engineers, human factors experts, information systems analysts and social scientists to boost Wellington’s growing Human Computer Interaction knowledge hub.
The 15th Linguistic Landscapes Workshop will follow in 2024. Known as the world’s premier gathering of scholars investigating the intersection of language, communication and space/place, it will attract researchers come from a wide range of language-related disciplines. It will be the first time that this conference is held in the Australasia region.
A third conference win has yet to be announced publicly.
Business Events Wellington’s manager Irette Ferreira, stated: “The internationally recognised expertise of the faculty plays a major role in attracting international conferences to the capital. These conferences boost local knowledge by bringing global thought leaders to the city, while simultaneously showcasing Wellington’s knowledge strengths and creating opportunities for collaboration.
“They’re a win for the university, for Wellington, and New Zealand.”