NZPopCon: Pandemic-themed conference cancelled due to pandemic

A socially distanced seating arrangement. Photo credit: Simon Forest

The 2022 New Zealand Population Conference – Population beyond the pandemic: Demographic trends, health, wellbeing and inequalities, has now been cancelled. The PANZ Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the conference completely and to not hold it online. We hope to reconvene for an in-person event in 2023. 

We understand this is a challenging time for everyone and we acknowledge the ongoing ramifications the pandemic has had within our communities. The wellbeing of event attendees has always been front-of-mind for us as an organisation.

Delegates who have registered will receive a full refund of their registration and conference dinner fees, which we will be working through.

However, we are also pleased to share with you the winners of the 2021 Statistics New Zealand Jacoby Prize and the 2021 PANZ Newell Poster Award:

Renee Shum from the University of Waikato is the 2021 Statistics New Zealand Jacoby Prize winner. The winning paper titled Investigating the New Zealand Governments Understanding of Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand 2008-2018: A Systematic Review of Grey Literature will be forthcoming in the next issue of the New Zealand Population Review. We would also like to commend Patrick Broman, also from the University of Waikato for his very interesting paper “Fixed not fluid: European identification in the Aotearoa-New Zealand census”.

Mitchell Anderson is the 2021 PANZ Newell Poster Award winner. The judging committee was particularly pleased with the poster’s potential for social impact and its presentation. Mitchell’s poster titled “Towards Accessible Neighbourhoods” will be available on the PANZ website.

Over the course of the coming months, we may explore other ways to engage with some of the conference material shared with the PANZ community  

If you have any questions, please contact Shefali Pawar

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