Children Thrive When Families Thrive - Brainwave Conference

*** Updated ***


18 May & 20 May 2021


Auckland (18 May): Ellerslie Event Centre, 100 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland

Wellington (20 May): Pipitea Marae and Function Centre, 55 Thorndon Quay, Thorndon, Wellington

Organised by

Brainwave Trust


$295, to be confirmed

Conference focus: The importance of genuine engagement with families through a nurturing system that lifts and supports.

*** Update *** The organiser advises that this conference (both locations) will be re-scheduled. The conference will now take place on 18 May 2021 (Auckland) and 20 May 2021 (Wellington). The conference topic and keynote speaker will remain the same. All current registrations will be automatically transferred to the new event. Please go to for more information. 

Attend the conference: 

  • To understand what evidence says is effective for tamariki in our communities
  • To learn about innovative practices you can incorporate into your work with whānau
  • To explore what initiatives are likely to be effective while supporting whānau and children
  • To understand the long term health and wellness impacts of early childhood development
  • To hear about  the latest findings in longitudinal research – ‘Growing up in New Zealand’.

The conference will  be held in Auckland and Wellington.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Robyn Mildon, Executive Director, Centre for Evidence and Implementation; Knowledge Translation & Implementation, Melbourne



Professor Frank Bloomfield – Liggins Institute

Professor Susan Morton – The University of Auckland

Angie Tangaere – The Southern Initiative



Judy Bailey, Brainwave Founding Trustee



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