Work-Integrated Learning International Conference 2023

Presenter: Hosted by WILNZ and University of Canterbury
  • Date: Thursday, 20 April 2023 to Friday, 21 April 2023
  • Time: 08:30PM to 01:00PM
  • Location: Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, 188 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
  • Ticket: Paid

Work-Integrated Learning is “an educational approach that uses relevant work-based experiences to ​allow students to integrate theory with the meaningful practice of work as an intentional component of the curriculum.” (  

WIL is a high impact, experiential teaching practice where students can bridge their disciplinary specific knowledge into the world of work. WIL provides students with a special opportunity to foster and develop professional identity, personal and professional capabilities and deepens their understanding of how knowledge from the classroom becomes invaluable in the “real world.”

If you are Interested in learning more, come along to the upcoming Conference. We look forward to seeing you there.

Work-Integrated Learning International Conference

You are warmly invited you to the Work-Integrated Learning International Conference, here, in Ōtautahi Christchurch at Te Pae (20-21 April).  Come along to share and hear innovative and inspirational ideas, practice and research from around NZ and abroad.

With an after-hours viewing of the Christchurch Art Gallery before dinner at the Thirsty Peacock, and an optional punting activity – there are options aplenty to connect with fellow practitioners, researchers and wider WIL connections to enhance practice, research, and publishing capability.

Register now

  • General registration (until 19 March) - $400 - $475
  • Late registration - $450 - $525
  • Pre-conference workshop - Wednesday 19 Aprill, 2-5pm

Registration includes

  • Conference presentation attendance
  • Meal break catering
  • Conference dinner being held at The Thirsty Peacock, including a after hours viewing of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Keynote speakers

Dr Rod Carr

Chair, He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commission.

Keynote topic: Opportunities to create a thriving, climate resilient, low emissions future. Implications for the way we work and what we work on.

Dr Rod Carr is a leading voice in climate policy and action with extensive experience in both public and private sector governance and leadership. He served as Chair and non-executive director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and served as Deputy Governor and for a time Acting Governor of the Bank. He led the University of Canterbury as Vice Chancellor for ten years, leading the University through a challenging period following the Canterbury earthquakes.

Tracey Cotter-Martin

Associate Director: Futures, Insights + Experience, Datacom.

Keynote topic: The future of learning and how it interconnects with the future of working.

Datacom is Australasia’s largest technology services and solutions organisation and Tracey and her team are responsible for bringing an increased focus on innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to its customers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Recently, Tracey led a major research project examining mindsets, macro trends and industry pressures which identified the need for new ways of working in a post-pandemic world. With her career based in strategy, consultation and big-picture thinking, Tracey is perfectly positioned to discuss how applying a ‘mindset-based’ approach to learning can help ensure tomorrow’s workforce is future fit.


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