SASP2020 Information

Where is the conference being held?

SASP 2020 will be hosted at the Rydges Auckland Hotel, 59 Federal Street, Central Auckland, New Zealand.

Where should I stay?

SASP is offering three room options in the Rydges Auckland. Please visit the Hotel Booking page for more details:

The link has already been setup and is directed to the discounted rate – no promo code is needed.

Alternatively, you are welcome to find your own accommodation anywhere locally.

Registration Costs

Conference registration includes admittance to the conference (Thursday morning through to Saturday) and the welcome reception (Thursday night), which will be held at the conference venue.

Registration rates are listed below. Please note that these are earlybird rates and will expire on 16th March 2020. The rates will increase by $50 after this date.

For Current SASP Members:

  • SASP postgraduate members: $340NZD
  • SASP academic members: $450NZD

For non SASP Members (note that the costs for non members are higher by the amount of a 1-year membership to SASP, so please consider becoming a member first and then making your purchase as a SASP member):

  • non SASP postgraduate attendee: $390NZD
  • non SASP academic attendee (includes anyone who is not a postgraduate student): $550NZD

Will there be a conference dinner?

Yes, the conference dinner will be held at the Vue Restaurant, Grand Mercure Hotel. It will be a buffet-style meal including vegetarian/vegan options and free alcohol for two hours.

Conference Dinner Cost: NZ$110 per person
When: Saturday 18th April 2020
Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM
Address: 8 Customs Street East, Central Auckland, New Zealand

Why Auckland?

Auckland is a city with a lot of character. As New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city, it is definitely a place to visit if you are looking to experience an array of different attractions.

Waiheke Island
Aucklanders and outside visitors adore Waiheke Island because of its remarkable viticulture, stunning white-sand beaches, and jam-packed adventure activities. Getting to the island is as easy as catching a ferry from downtown.
Mission Bay
Mission Bay is an idyllic suburb about a 20-minute drive out of Central Auckland. You would not realise that you are that short a journey from the centre of New Zealand’s biggest city. Mission Bay offers a beautiful beach rooted in rich history with an abundance of restaurants.
Sky Tower
A truly captivating experience awaits visitors to Auckland’s Sky Tower. At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction.