Yellow banner with purple text reading: NZ Disability Employers' Conference, 2023 Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference, 10-11 August, Auckland. Early-bird registrations now open

Conference dates and location

  • Thursday 10th - Friday 11th August 203
  • Spark Conference Centre, Auckland


The NZDEN ‘Disability Inclusive Pathways’ Conference offers an exceptional opportunity to connect with others. All attendees are committed to improving disabled and neurodiverse career and inclusion outcomes, fostering a culture of true belonging in the workplace. Hear from leading disability experts, experienced practitioners, and people with lived experience, including inspiring international and local speakers.

This year's conference theme, ''Collectively Stronger'' is about exploring the strength of disabled people, the value they bring to organisations, and breaking the narratives that have formed in society. As an attendee you will explore how we can all support and empower disabled and neurodiverse New Zealanders in their employment, and ways to foster our own organisational cultures of true belonging for disabled people in the workplace.

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.
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.
A room full of people sitting at round tables.
Delegates at the 2022 Disability Inclusive Pathways Conference.

Past conferences


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


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