2023 IBSC Annual Conference

2023 IBSC Annual ConferenceWestlake Boys High School

Auckland, New Zealand

July 5-8 

Spouse/Partner Program

Registered spouses and partners are invited to join attendees for the Wednesday, Friday evening, and Saturday conference program. Please register with the conference attendee.

Wednesday, July 5   Location
1:00 - 3:00 PM Buses depart the conference hotels for the school.  
1:30 - 3:30 PM Registration, School Tour, and Refreshments Gymnasium 1
3:30 - 5:30 PM Opening Plenary Session Featuring Sir Ian Taylor Auditorium
5:30 - 6:00 PM Buses depart the school for the conference hotels.  
6:00 - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception
(5-minute walk from hotels)
Viaduct Events Centre


Thursday, July 6   Location
8:00 AM Arrive no later than 8:15 AM for ticketing on Waiheke Island Ferry. Meet Westlake Boys High School staff members Sandra White and Helen Jorgensen at Pier 1, next to the orange Ferry Building--a short walk from the conference hotels. Fullers Downtown Ferry Terminal
9:00 AM Depart downtown Auckland for Waiheke Island via Fullers Ferry  
10:00 AM Coach transfer from Matiatia Ferry Terminal to Wild Estate  
10:15 AM Morning Tea at Wild Estate  
10:45 AM Activities among the vines,
including clay bird shooting,
archery, pétanque
11:45 AM Depart by coach for Onetangi Beach  
12:00 noon

Arrive at Ki Maha Restaurant for lunch

2:00 PM

Depart Onetangi and transfer to Mudbrick Vineyard

2:30 PM New Zealand wine tasting at Mudbrick  
3:30 PM Depart for Matiatia Ferry Terminal  
4:00 PM Ferry to downtown Auckland, arriving around 5:00 PM  
  Evening on Your Own  


Friday, July 7   Location
8:45 AM Buses depart the conference hotels for Matakana Village.  
10:15 AM Arrive Matakana Village and enjoy coffee, river views, and boutique shopping  
11:10 AM Depart for Morris & James Pottery   
11:30 AM Morris & James Pottery Tour with time to purchase pottery  
12:10 PM

Depart for Sculptureum


12:15 PM

Sculptureum Garden Walk  
1:15 PM Lunch at Sculptureum followed by indoor art gallery visit  
3:00 PM Coach leaves for Auckland hotels, via Hibiscus Coast, arriving at conference hotels around 4:00 PM.  
5:45 - 6:30 PM Buses depart the conference hotels for the Auckland War Memorial Museum.  
6:30 - 11:00 PM Special Reception Auckland War Memorial Museum
8:30 - 11:00 PM Buses depart the special evening event for the conference hotels.  


Saturday, July 8   Location
7:30 - 8:30 AM Buses depart the conference hotels for the school.  
8:30 - 9:30 AM Workshop Block 6  
9:30 - 10:00 AM Break Rear of Auditorium / The Street
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon Closing Plenary Session Featuring Tony Fernando Auditorium
12:00 - 1:00 PM Buses depart the school for the conference hotels.