Meet your 2022 Conference speakers.

We are excited to bring you an amazing line up of speakers for our 2022 conference in Ōtautahi - Christchurch!

Our speakers have been carefully chosen to bring you new insight and perspective on the conference themes and how they relate to the Planning industry.

There is a fantastic mix of international and local keynote speakers to hear from and we are sure that all attendees will be inspired. Please scroll down to view all of our keynote speaker profiles and read their presentation abstracts. We look forward to seeing you in the main plenary at the conference to hear from these insightful keynote speakers!

Conference MC

Jack Tame

TVNZ1 | Newstalk ZB

Plenary & Breakout Sessions Speakers

Plenary & Breakout Sessions are 30min unless noted otherwise. For speaker details and presentation synopses please see the programme.

Click here

Keynote Speakers

Richard Florida

Creative Class Group

Laurie Johnson

California Earthquake Authority

Leslie Kern

Mount Allison University

Giles Perkins


Rachel Lawson


Dy Currie

Brisbane City Council

David Parker

Labour List MP

Jarrod Haar

Auckland University of Technology

Hirini Matunga

Lincoln University

Dame Aroha Reriti-Crofts

Matapopore Charitable Trust

Debbie Tikao

Matapopore Charitable Trust

Lynne Te Aika

Matapopore Charitable Trust

Dr Te Maire Tau

University of Canterbury

Nancy McDonald

Urban Places & Smart Cities

Tom Young


Sean Audain

Wellington City Council

For the full programme please see the below.

Full Programme