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Talking Matters 2017 Summit: The Power of Talk

June 08, 2017 at 4:26 PM

*From Talking Matters*





Early bird registration: $150 | Full registration: $170 

Early bird registration closes: 30 June 2017

Flyer with registration link attanched 

Programme – agenda at a glance:

The day will be interactive and energetic!

Opening address | Judge Andrew Becroft Childrens' Comissoioner
Why talk needs to be on our agenda for children

Whakawhanaunatanga | Exploring the landscape
An interactive session to develop connections and grow our understanding of the power of talk

Research and data | What's the story?
Insights from New Zealand studies

Kōrerotia mai | Weaving together culture and talk
A presentation and table talk about the importance of home languages and relationships

Lunch | Poster session Displays and networking

Panel discussion | Early language – everybody's issue
Four uniques perspectives from: health, social change, diversity whānau & community sectors talk about the current status. The panel will be moderated by Professor Jan Gaffney, Director of the Marie Clay Research Centre, University of Auckland.

Showcase | What is making a difference?
Short presentations of initiatives and programmes focused on language in the early years

A focus on the future | Where to from here?

Networking and drinks | Mingling with drinks 5.30- 6.30pm

Showcasing research and practice

We invite researchers and organisations to showcase their work at the Talking Matters Summit. This is an exciting opportunity to share nationally and to learn about actions on talk from different sectors. The showcase poster area is for sharing:

  • Poster displays of research projects focused on oral language in the early years
  • Poster of programmes that focus on supporting parents to develop early language in families, in any language
  • Display tables for organisations and programmes to display resources on early language

Email us a description of your research and/or an outline of your work

Showcase submission



Talking Matters partners and supporters

Talking Matters is led by COMET Auckland with seed funding from the NEXT Foundation. The partners and supporters of the 2017 Summit are:


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