Call for Speakers information page


To submit your presentation proposal, you will need to provide:

  • Abstract of your presentation (up to 200 words)
  • Your biography
  • Full contact details

Please refer to the following guidelines:

Email your presentation proposal to by 10 November 2017


About the conference

The 2018 ISNZ Conference aims to investigate the changing face of leadership with reference to the education sector and with specific attention to leadership in the age of disruption.

Independent Schools of New Zealand is the peak body representing the interests of the nation’s leading private schools.


Session formats and lengths

The conference encompasses a wide range of session formats, including:

Keynote or traditional presentations: these presentations are standard plenary conference sessions. They are one hour in duration and are expected to allow 10 minutes for facilitated questions and answers with the audience.

Panel discussions: three or more panellists are invited to these sessions. Panellists have the chance to share their point of view on a given topic before opening to facilitated questions and answers for the audience. Panel discussions are usually one hour in duration, allowing interactive input from the audience.

Workshops: these sessions are expected to be highly interactive and should involve audience participation. Duration can vary depending on the topic.



Representatives from the leading private and independent New Zealand schools are expected to attend the conference.

Key job titles are: Governors, Board Members, Principals, Business Managers and senior leaders.