The NZDA Conference takes many months of planning, involves many speakers (nationally and internationally), many sponsors, partners, venue arrangements, AV contractors, hotels, and caterers.
Since emerging from lockdown several months ago, we had very encouraging registrations for the Conference.
It was immediately clear that members were looking forward to getting together face-to-face.
With all the hands-on components of the programme, we were feeling very positive that we could make a really good event happen.
The recent, and almost certain on-going use of Level 2 restrictions (events limited to 100 people) has hugely altered the risk profile. This, along with the increased chance of a huge financial loss, moves things into an unacceptable zone.
I thank all of the team at NZDA and at Conference Innovators who have worked to ‘rejig’ this major event a number of times, through a number of venues and locations, and I am really very disappointed to announce that we will need to postpone the Conference until 2021.
WHAT HAPPENS FROM HERE?
The NZDA as underwriters of the event will meet the existing liabilities, and as such are refunding, in full all delegates, exhibitors and sponsors - a separate email has been sent to those concerned regarding this.
Pre-Conference courses – Sunday 11 -October – THESE WILL STILL HAPPEN
- Infection Prevention and Sterilisation
- Sedation beyond Midazolam
- Endodontic Challenges and Solutions
- Tips and tricks for consistent results with composite resin
Given these will be limited to under 100 participants, we will continue to run these. If you wish to attend please click here.
ICD Centenary Induction Ceremony and Dinner – Sunday 11 October
Unfortunately this centenary event has been cancelled. All ICD Fellows will be notified by ICD directly regarding this.
NZDA Board Meeting – THIS WILL STILL OCCUR
At this time, the Executive and Board meetings will proceed as will the AGM. Details will follow when arrangements are finalised.
2021 NZDA Conference Christchurch, 17 – 19 September
With such a good Conference programme this year, it is very much hoped that we will present most, if not all, of the arranged speakers and hands-on courses at next year’s event. This is a postponement, rather than a cancellation. All speakers are being contacted by NZDA staff over the next few days.
In summary, we did everything we could to have our Conference happen, and we encourage attendance at what were previously pre-conference courses. Our very real hope is that this exceptional, but postponed programme will entice your support and attendance next year.
Chief Executive | NZDA