Well Placed and Up for the Challenge!

University of Waikato, Hamilton
20-23rd November, 2017

Here’s what we have planned! Our hope is the program includes the best of what we chaplains need towards the end of the year: connection with God and one another; inspiring and challenging ideas; food; and a bit of business done too. Download a registration form here – early birds close Oct 31. ANZTCA 2017 Conference Registration Form

Below is a snapshot. A full and finalized itinerary will be forthcoming once all is finalized. Be assured that in the full program, every day will include plenty of opportunity for prayer, chitter chatter, tea and coffee, and of course meals:

9:30am – 3pm Quiet Day
3pm Registration opens
5pm Opening Night / BBQ Dinner
7:30pm ‘Chaplaincy Today’ – Carolyn Kelly

9:30am – 3:30pm ‘Huia Come Home’, Jay Lucas
3:30pm TedC Session 1*
6:00pm Dinner, including a chance to make acknowledgement of our friend, Mike Wright.
7:30pm Interfaith Choir performance

9:30am TedC Session 2
11:00am Dr Roshan Allpress
1:00 – 4:30pm ANZTCA AGM (Download the ANZTCA 2016 AGM Minutes from here)
4:30pm Free time / Walk to Hamilton Gardens
7:00pm Conference Dinner @ Babaganush (Hamilton East)

9:00am ‘Chaplaincy Tomorrow’ – Carolyn Kelly
11:00am Closing Session

Who is Carolyn Kelly?
You likely know Carolyn! She is one of us, heading up the Maclaurin Chaplaincy at the University of Auckland. Carolyn is a finger-on-the-pulse sort of person who thinks deeply about issues relevant to tertiary Chaplaincy.

Who is Jay Lucas?
From Jay’s LinkedIn profile: “Jay brings a creative twist to many topics of culture and Christian faith and is passionate about exploring the missional history of New Zealand and how the gospel interacts with the Māori world. He communicates a vision for the future of Aotearoa, highlighting the significance of Te Ao Māori and the beauty of cultural partnership.”

Who is Roshan Allpress?
Roshan is Principal at Laidlaw College, which gives him great insight into the tertiary institution, and how it intersects with faith. Where are we, and where are we headed? Roshan brings a vital perspective to these questions.

What is TedC?
As a collegial group, we are our own best resource. Let’s tap into that. So this year we’ve included in our program the opportunity to hear chaplaincy voices from around the country. Unembarrassedly ripping off the TED Talk concept, we will make room for members to speak for 12 minutes (+3mins Q&A) on anything you like. This might be an idea, a reflection, comedy routine, a story, something inspiring or challenging, a picture, or a presentation of what you have been doing. In the next couple of weeks, we will send out an invitation with a bit more detail.

We have enough room in the schedule for EIGHT of these talks. So it’ll be a first-come first-served sort of deal if you want a chance to speak. Get your thinking caps on now about what you might like to share.