Due to COVID-19 the ASID 2020 Conference Committee and the ASID Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 ASID conference in Auckland.  The conference will be postponed to a later date, to be confirmed.

Tēnā koutou katoa,

You are invited to attend the 54th Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) Conference, which will be held in Auckland City on 4-6 November 2020. The theme of the conference is Whanaungatanga – Growing Connections.

Whanaungatanga – Growing Connections focuses us on the importance of strengthening connections and developing partnerships. These could be with individuals, across disciplines, sectors, regions, mind-sets and across the Tasman Sea. Whanaungatanga highlights the importance of Aotearoa New Zealand’s journey as a bi-cultural nation and invites Australia and New Zealand to demonstrate bi-cultural practice within the disability sector.

The ASID conference is the premier event in New Zealand, Australia and the Asia Pacific region and provides a forum for researchers, decision makers, practitioners and disabled people to champion research and evidence-based best practice in the support and empowerment of people with a learning disability.

Ngā mihi nui,

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Debbie Espiner
2020 ASID Co-Convenor

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Jonathan Goodwin
2020 ASID Co-Convenor

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Conference Venue

Grand Millennium Auckland

71 Mayoral Drive
Cnr Vincent Street
Auckland, New Zealand 1010


The Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together research, policy and practice to improve the lives and services for people with a disability.

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