2023 IBSC Annual Conference

2023 IBSC Annual ConferenceWestlake Boys High School

Auckland, New Zealand

July 5-8 

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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 (Wenerei, o Hurae)   Location
1:00 - 2:45 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 Whakatau (Welcome) 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 Pō Whakanui Manuhiri (Welcome Reception)
(5- to 10-minute walk from hotels)
Viaduct Events Centre


Thursday, July 6 (Taite, o Hurae)   Location
8:00 AM Arrive no later than 8:15 AM for ticketing on Fullers Waiheke Island Ferry. Meet Westlake Boys High School staff members Sandra White and Helen Jorgensen at Pier 11 behind the orange-roofed Ferry Tickets building at the Downtown Ferry Terminal—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 Bus 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 bus for Onetangi Beach.  
12:00 noon

Lunch at Ki Maha Restaurant

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


FridayJuly 7 (Paraire, 7 o Hurae)   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 Bus departs for Auckland 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 Pō Whakanui (Special Reception) Auckland War Memorial Museum
8:30 - 11:00 PM Buses depart the reception for the conference hotels.  


Saturday, July 8 (Hatarei, 8 o Hurae)   Location
7:00 - 8:00 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

Whakawātea (Closing Protocols)

Buses depart the school for the conference hotels.