Work-Integrated Learning International Conference 2024

Thriving Together: Partners & Practice

Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th April 2024

Wellington, New Zealand

“I really enjoyed the conference. It was a lovely small, but mighty group! I did come away with lots of learnings, and lots to think about. I look forward to connecting again”

Jennifer McCann, Deakin University on the 2023 Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) International Conference

The 2024 Work-Integrated Learning International conference will include a wide range of attendees and speakers. It is conveniently located in wonderful Te Whanganui a Tara – Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.


A range of people from tertiary intuitions, workforce development groups, private training institutions and careers and education professionals – anyone with an interest in work-Integrated learning and/or related areas.


Speakers may include academic teaching staff, researchers, professional staff including administration, management and careers professionals, industry professionals, students, and graduates.


The conference will be held at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand at the CBD Pipitea campus. Wellington is a great place to visit and there is lots to do all within its central city location.

Abstracts and conference presentations

Call for abstracts for the 2024 WIL International conference are now closed. To find out more (including presentation criteria)  please read the instructions for authors. We look to welcome presenters from a range of Work-Integrated Learning areas. For those submitting a paper please read the conference proceedings requirements.

Conference Abstracts Booklet 

The WILNZ 2024 Conference Abstract Booklet is now live!

Registrations now closed

General registrations for the 2024 WIL International conference are now closed.  We look forward to  an inspiring, collegial, and informative conference.

You will need to register to attend both or one day of the conference as well as the free pre-conference events including the Student Showcase. Find out more and register for the conference here.

Work-Integrated Learning International Conference 2024 Programme Summary

 The WILNZ 2024 Conference Programme is now live!

Work-Integrated Learning International Conference 2024 Programme Summary

The conference programme includes keynote speakers, full presentations, panel discussions, good practice workshops, special interest groups and networking opportunities across two days.

  • Monday 8th April – Pre-Conference Day.   (Held at Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington)
  • 1pm – 3.30pm – Professional development research workshop. ‘Methodologies for WIL research: Ensuring quality research’.
  • 1pm – 2pm – Work Integrated Learning Management System Workshop.
  • 4pm – 5.30pm – Student Showcase and Introduction to Work-Integrated Learning, hosted by Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Tuesday 9th April – Day 1 of conference  (Held at Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington)
  • 8.15 – 8.45am –  Conference registration
  • 8.45am – Conference starts – Welcome
  • Keynote 1 Colin Kennedy, Chief Innovation Officer from Creative HQ on ‘Transitional Innovation and WIL’
  • 4.20pm  – Day 1 of conference close
  • 4.30pm – Tour of Datacom building (designed for the future of work)
  • 6pm  – Conference Dinner at Foxglove (Inc. in Conf tickets price)
  • Wednesday 10th April – Day 2 of conference. (Held at Datacom and Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, VUW)
  • 8.30 – 9am Day 2 registration
  • 9am –  Day 2 of conference starts – WILNZ President update
  • Keynote 2 Panel Discussion: WIL ‘Partners in Practice –  Thriving Together’ chaired by Dr Karen Smith
  • 1.15pm  – Conference close and future events for WILNZ
  • 1.30pm – Lunch and group meetings
  • 2.45pm – Optional social activity: Marvel Exhibition, Tākina Events Centre OR Cable Car & Botanic Gardens visit


Conference pricing

  • Early Bird Registration ($350+GST WILNZ member / $425+GST non-member) – available 6 November 2023 – 31 January 2024
  • General Registration ($400+GST WILNZ member / $475+GST non-member) – available 1st February 2024 – 18 March 2024
  • Late Registration ($450+GST WILNZ member / $525+GST non-member) – available 19 March 2024 – 1 April 2024

Wellington hotel discounts for WILNZ conference attendees

WILNZ has secured discounts at three hotels within easy reach of the conference venue. Please use the codes below when booking.

  • Atura – Classic King Room $245 (use Corporate ID Booking Code WILIC2024)
  • Quest on Thorndon – Studio $199, One bed $225 (use Cooking Code WILIC)
  • The Sebel Thorndon – 10% off best available rate (use Preferential Code BGPG)


Host University and Gold Sponsor:

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Gold Sponsors:

AUT Logo
Te Pukenga Logo
Ako Logo
Datacom Logo
PlaceTrack Logo
CreativeHQ Logo

Silver Sponsors:

University of Canterbury Logo
Lincoln University Logo
Sonia Logo
WellingtonNZ Logo

Bronze Sponsors:

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