ITx Innovation Days – Call for Presentations

We’re super excited to open the Call for Presentations (CFP) for the 2021 ITx Innovation Days in July!

This year’s ITx conference is going on the road, with premium full-featured ITx Innovation Day events in all of ITP’s 8 nationwide branches.

Come and speak at your local ITx Innovation Day. More >



Featuring full-day feature Innovation Day conferences in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, we’re also taking the Innovation Day concept to the regions with half-day Innovation Days in Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Nelson and Dunedin. This is going to be awesome.

As well as top-level invited keynotes, the conferences will feature the best of local and national speakers throughout, on a range of topics.

We’re now inviting you to submit your presentation concept – we’d love to have you talk at your local ITx Innovation Day!

Put in your idea >


About the 2021 ITx Innovation Days

As with all ITx conferences, the 2021 Innovation Days will bring together leading thinkers from the profession, the top tech companies (local and national), the user community, academia, plus research and government institutions to explore innovating our way to the future. This is a must attend event for those wanting to engage a broad range of people.



Call for Presentations

We’re now seeking papers and presentations from both industry and academia with high-calibre, attention-grabbing content.  The conference is celebrating 60 years of tech innovation by exploring topics focused on current and future practice.

We invite individuals and organisations to submit papers and presentations on loosely theme-related practice and research, from tech practitioners, researchers and decision makers from industry, government/public sector and academia. 

Note that we are not seeking formal peer-reviewed academic papers – we encourage those seeking academic publication to submit through the concurrent CITRENZ conference. However we welcome general papers from academics of course.

The papers/presentations are being organised around the following major themes.  Each submission should loosely correspond to one of the following tracks:

  • Current and future tech trends
  • Innovation and Research
  • Professional Growth
  • The Business of Tech
  • Case Studies
  • General interest (i.e. everything else of interest to tech professionals)

We are seeking practitioner and general submissions, from professional industry and public sector software and IT practitioners, and academics wishing to present without submitting a formal paper. An abstract (approx 200-250 words) can be submitted now, along with a speaker profile. Accepted presentations will be edited by a professional copywriter before publication.

You can submit as many paper/presentation ideas as you wish. 



Selection Criteria

We love presentations that:

  • Emphasise the transformational nature of tech innovation
  • Represent new and exciting ideas, products or services
  • Demonstrate innovation and practical leadership
  • Challenge conventional thinking
  • Will lead to growth or expanded understanding of tech topics
  • Share practical learning about how to bring innovation to market

You do not need to be an ITP member to submit a paper/presentation.




The following timeline will apply for the ITx Innovation Days:

  • Now                    Call for Papers submissions open
  • April 16                CFP Submissions close
  • April 21                Successful talks notified
  • April 27                Full programme announced
  • July 13-29.           ITx Innovation Days

We recommend submitting your presentation idea(s) early.



ITx Innovation Days

The ITx Innovation Days will run on these dates:

13 July Palmerston North 1-5:30pm
14 July Nelson 1-5:30pm
16 July Wellington 9am-5:30pm*
20 July Tauranga 1-5:30pm
21 July Hamilton 1-5:30pm
23 July Auckland 9am-5:30pm
27 July Dunedin 1-5:30pm
29 July Christchurch 9am-5:30pm

All ITx Innovation Days includes drinks and refreshments from 5:30pm.

* The 2021 New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards will follow the Wellington Innovation Day on 16 July 2021.



Submit your idea

You can put in your talk idea here.

We hope you’ll come and be a part of the ITx Innovation Days in 2021!

Source: ITP New Zealand Tech Blog

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