Public Policy Network Conference Event as iCalendar

(Public Policy, Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences)

29 January 2019 - 31 January 2019

Venue: City Campus, University of Auckland

Host: University of Auckland, Massey University and AUT

Contact info: Tim Tenbensel

Contact email:

Website: Public Policy Institute

The Public Policy Network (PPN) is an informal collective of Australian and New Zealand scholars of public policy and public administration. The annual conference provides an opportunity for scholars to meet and network in a single-stream (no concurrent sessions) format.

The 2019 conference will be held at on the City Campus of the University of Auckland, and is co-hosted by the University of Auckland Public Policy Institute, Massey University and AUT.

Graduate Student Conference: Tuesday 29 January

Registration fee

Early bird Registration fee: NZD $220 (Staff) NZD $55 (Student)

Registration portal


Conference Venue

The Public Policy Network Conference 2019 will be held at the University of Auckland's city campus in the Science Centre (Building 302), 23 Symonds Street.

PPN map


There are a number of accomodation options withing walking distance of the University of Auckland, covering a range of budgetary reqirements. The Pullman, The Copthorne, and UniLodge all have a special conference deals available but there several other options nearby.

Accommodation options and discounts

Abstract submission

Please send a 300 word abstract to program chair Tim Tenbensel at by 10 September 2018.


10 September 2018: Abstracts due
10 October 2018: Notifications of acceptance
20 December 2018: Early bird registration ends

29 January 2019: Graduate Student Conference
30–31 January 2019: Main Conference


Full Programme (PDF)
(362.8 kB, PDF)
Abstracts (PDF)
(825.0 kB, PDF)

29 January 2019

12pm: Graduate Registration
12.00-4.30pm: Graduate Student Conference
12.00-1.15pm: Lunch
1.15-2.30pm: Graduate Session 1
2.30-3.00pm: Afternoon tea
3.00-4.30pm: Graduate Session 2
4.00-5.00pm: Conference Registration
5:30-7pm: Welcome Reception for all participants (Old Government House)

30 January  2019

8.30am: Registration
9.00am: Welcome
9.20am-4.30pm: Paper Presentations
9.20-10.30am: Session 1
10.30-10.50am: Morning Tea
10.50-12.20: Session 2
12.20-1.10pm: Lunch
1.10-2.40pm: Session 3
2.40-3.00pm: Afternoon Tea
3.00-4.30pm: Session 4
4.45-6.00pm: Policy Impact Panel
7:00pm – Conference dinner (Optional, not included in registration fee). Venue: Pilkington's (41 Shortland Street)

31 January 2019

9.00am – 5.00pm: Paper Presentations
9.00-10.30am: Session 5
10.30am-10.50am: Morning Tea
10.50am-12.20pm: Session 6
12.20-1.10pm: Lunch
1.10-2.40pm: Session 7
2.40-3.00pm: Afternoon Tea
3.00-4.30pm: Session 8
4.30-5.00pm: Prize-giving and Handover 

5.00pm: Conference ends


Please contact Tim Tenbensel at for further information.

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