CATE Conference 2020 in Christchurch has been postponed until 2021

As you are aware, CATE 2020 has decided to postpone its Conference planned for November 2020 in Christchurch.

We would be grateful if you could please confirm whether you wish to:

Transfer your registration; Christchurch Convention Centre, Te Pae from Wednesday 24 November to Friday 26 November 2021

If you'd like to transfer your registration to the 2021 CATE Conference, we will be happy to do so at the early bird rate:

  • CATE members: $684.25 (incl GST)
  • CATE Non members: $747.50 (incl GST)

If you paid the early bird or full rate for the 2020 CATE Conference, you will be entitled to a partial refund of your registration fees.

Cancel your registration

If you choose to cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund of fees and any accommodation paid as part of your registration. If you booked accommodation separately, you will need to arrange cancellation with your accommodation provider as per their terms and conditions.

If you paid by credit card, a refund will be automatically processed to the credit card used. If you paid via bank transfer, we will be in touch to get the necessary details so we can complete the refund.

If you have any questions about your conference registration, please contact Event Dynamics or see the 2020 CATE Conference website for additional question and answers.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

Please get back to me with your chosen option and I look forward to working with you towards our exciting 2021 conference.

Please click the link below to confirm transfer or cancellation of your conference registration

2020 registration refund or transfer for 2021



He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata. It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.

CATE Conference 2021

We have chosen the theme ‘He Tangata‘ for 2021. The whakatauki we are all familiar with:
He aha te mea nui o te ao? What is the most important thing in the world?
He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata. It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.

In our endeavours to help transition people to tertiary education, employment or apprenticeships and training we are often focussed on skills shortages, technological advancement, changes in the vocational pathways and funding, when we really need to pay particular attention to the individuals we help, their aspirations, personalities, skills, their whakapapa and their place in the world. It is important to offer opportunities to them and consider future developments, but the people and their hauora or well-being are the centre of our conference. Our logo shows the inter-connectedness of the mountains and rivers, and the communicative stance of three people.

Our city, Ōtautahi Christchurch, is a city re-emerging, one that is re-inventing itself and it is the people who have designed and constructed the new buildings, initiated urban regeneration, opened up a booming hospitality scene, laid out new laneways, pathways, street art and retail spaces. It is the people who have created business, industry and educational opportunities. It is the people who have connected with each other in times of crisis, have helped those in need and they are ready to share their stories.

The conference will be held in the new Christchurch Convention Centre, Te Pae, which opens in 2021 and is in the centre of town on the banks of Ōtākaro, the Avon River. This will be a world class convention centre and is an architectural gem. One meaning of Te Pae is ‘gathering place’, another is ‘horizon’. When we gather together and look towards the opportunities and the future for the people we influence, we will also be able to appreciate the city of parks, rivers, beaches and hills, a city waiting to be explored again. Our ever resilient and innovative people are ready to welcome you and our Canterbury CATE Conference team are excited to host you.

Follow the conference website to keep up to date with the latest developments.