Welcome to the 18th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference ANEC.

Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua
My past is my present is my future I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past: Transition Technology Transformation

This conference embraces moving forward into the future of healthcare education with all its possibilities incorporating innovation, expanding knowledge and technology, while at the same time, looking back, learning from and honouring what has gone before.

Deliberately broad, this theme offers speakers and delegates an opportunity to be both reflective and future-looking, to consolidate, regenerate and push the boundaries of nursing education. We intend that a fusion of clinical and academic themes will be melded into an exciting conference programme.

Held in Christchurch/ Ōtautahi , at the newly constructed St Margaret’s College campus, and not far from the meandering Avon River/ Ōtakaro,  leafy Hagley Park and the boutique retail and gourmet precincts of Merivale and Victoria Street,  this conference promises to offer something for everyone.

Consistent with themes of transition, technology and transformation, this conference will be paper-light. Paper-light means less baggage for you, and better for the environment. The written programme and conference information will be made available to you as an app compatible with your smart device.

Christchurch is an innovative, funky, regenerating city. It is the gateway to the majestic South Island /Te Wai Pounamu, with its mountains, ever-changing coastline and braided rivers.

We look forward to welcoming you to Christchurch. Be inspired. Look backwards, move forwards and come to ANEC 2017.

Steph Cook

Steph Cook
Conference Convenor