2024 Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference

Our fourth New Zealand Disability Employers’ Network (NZDEN)opens in a new tab ‘Disability Inclusive Pathways’ Conference, 6th-7th August, presents an exceptional opportunity to gain insights from prominent disability in business experts, establish connections with other organisations dedicated to advancing disabled and neurodivergent career paths and outcomes, and fostering a truly disability confident and inclusive Aotearoa.

This year's conference theme, "Orchestrating a disability inclusive workplace culture" is about coordinating the elements of workplace cultures to facilitate the inclusion of disability and neurodiversity. Together we will explore the purpose of disability and neurodiversity inclusion, the opportunities that disability inclusion provides, and the success that it brings to the organisation, the disabled community, and the individual.

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A person (Paula Tesoriero) stands on stage presenting to an audience. Behind her are purple seats and a video screen that reads: Themes & Progress in Disability, Paula Tesoriero MNZM.
Paula Tesoriero MNZM presenting on Themes and Progress in Disability at the 2023 DIPC in Auckland.
Three people seated on stage at the Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference. Left to right they are, Julie Woods who is wearing a bright pink wig, Loren Savage (holding a microphone), Geoff Trappett who is in a wheelchair, and Angela Desmarais. Loren is speaking into the microphone, and the others are listening to her.
Loren Savage from Whaikaha, speaking during a panel session at the 2023 Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference in Auckland.
NZ Sign Language interpreters at work with people seated on a stage behind them
Sign Language interpreters from WordsWorth during a panel discussion at the 2022 conference.

Past Conferences

2023

In August 2023, our conference was held at the Spark Conference Centre in Auckland, where we hosted almost 150 people. The theme, 'Collectively Stronger' embarked on a journey of exploration, uncovering strategies to support and empower disabled and neurodiverse New Zealanders in their professional paths, and confronted prevailing societal narratives.

2022

In August 2022, themed 'Unlocking True Potential', we hosted 120+ people at the Novotel Lakeside Rotorua - doubling the size of our inaugural 2021 Conference.

2021

July 2021 was our inaugural conference, themed 'Disability Inclusive Pathways' in Rotorua. With a top-class range of international and local speakers and panellists.

A person (Paula Tesoriero) stands on stage presenting to an audience. Behind her are purple seats and a video screen that reads: Themes & Progress in Disability, Paula Tesoriero MNZM.
Paula Tesoriero MNZM presenting on Themes and Progress in Disability at the 2023 DIPC in Auckland.
Woman on stage presents to an attentive audience
Korrin Barrett, at the lectern during her presentation on 'The value of work' at the 2022 conference.
A panel of four people on stage at the Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference 2021. The audience has their attention on the speakers.
A disabled person panel on stage, sharing their experiences with finding a job at the 2021 Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference in Rotorua.