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IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference: “Celebrating Diversity”

May 7, 2020 - May 10, 2020

Hosted by the New Zealand Association of Women Judges (NZAWJ)

Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand  |  May 7-10, 2020


Early bird special available now!

Register here:

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Registration fees:

  • Early bird: $875 (valid until January 31, 2020).
  • Regular: $1,150.

The full registration fee provides access to the conference business sessions, the opening cocktail reception and the gala dinner.

  • Accompanying person: $400.

The accompanying persons fee includes the opening cocktail reception and the gala dinner.


Please allow a minimum of three months for the processing of visa applications.  For more information about the visa process click here.  


Membership Requirement: all conference delegates are required to be members of the IAWJ.  

  • To register for the conference, you must be a member in good standing. If you are unsure of your membership status or want to pay your dues, click hereIf you are a member of an IAWJ affiliated association, please pay your dues through them.  
  • If you do not find your membership information but believe that you are a current IAWJ member, please email the membership office at for assistance.
  • To become a member of the IAWJ, click here

If you have any questions about the registration process, please email the IAWJ team at

For more information about the conference, visit the conference website

Call for Speakers

We are accepting proposals to speak at IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference:  “Celebrating Diversity” to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, May 7 – 10. You can find the document with the proposed topics and application form below.

If you would like to be a speaker, please fill out the form.  Submissions must be sent by September 20, 2019 to the IAWJ team at and  There is a need for judges to serve as plenary session commentators as well as panelists.  Please note that written papers are not required from any speaker but if individuals would like to submit papers on the topic of their presentation, we will  welcome written products.

For space and jurisdictional diversity reasons, we regret that we may not be able to accommodate all speaker proposals.

 Download the Call for Speakers Form here:

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Scholarship applications 

Applications are open to request funding to participate in IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference: “Celebrating Diversity” in New Zealand next year.

Download the Application for Funding Form here:

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Please note that resources are very limited for scholarships. Preference will be given to speakers and to those who have not attended an IAWJ regional or biennial conference or other international conferences before.   In order to ensure fair review of all applications, interested individuals must submit the required documents by November 22, 2019.  A review committee will evaluate all of the requests and notify applicants before the end of the year.

Please send form and accompanying documents to The Conference Company at:


May 7, 2020

  • 14:00 – 14:30         Pōwhiri briefing at the Cordis Hotel
  • 14:30 – 17:30         Pōwhiri at Orakei Marae (Limited numbers and pre-registration required)
  • 18:00 – 20:00         Welcome Cocktail Function

May 8, 2020

  • 08:30 – 10:30         Pōwhiri/Opening Ceremony
  • 10:30 – 11:00         Morning Tea
  • 11:00 – 12:30         Keynote speaker and panel
  • 12:30 – 13:30         Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:00         Keynote speaker and panel
  • 15:00 – 15:30         Afternoon Tea
  • 15:30 – 17:30         Regional meetings
  • 19:00 –                       Optional evening activities (pre-registration required)

May 9, 2020

  • 09:00 – 10:30         Parallel Sessions
  • 10:30 – 11:00         Morning Tea
  • 11:00 – 12:30         Parallel Sessions
  • 12:30 – 13:30         Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:00         Plenary session and keynote
  • 15:00 – 15:30         Afternoon Tea
  • 15:30 – 17:00         Plenary session and keynote
  • 19:00 –                       Gala dinner

May 10, 2020 

  • 09:00 – 10:30         Plenary keynote and panel
  • 10:30 – 11:00         Morning Tea
  • 11:00 – 12:30         Plenary keynote and panel
  • 12:30 – 13:30         Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:00         General Meeting and closing ceremony
  • 15:00 –                       Post Meeting Excursion (pre-registration required)


The full conference program is available at the Conference Website here.

Information about pre and post conference tours is available here.

Information about the activities available for accompanying persons is available here


For more information regarding immigration information, venue, and things to do in New Zealand, visit the 15th Biennial Conference website or contact the organizers at


May 7, 2020
May 10, 2020
Event Category:


International Association of Women Judges


The Cordis, Auckland 83 Symonds St, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
83 Symonds St, Grafton
Auckland, Aotearoa 1010 New Zealand
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