Like many organisations, CTANZ has had to deal with some unravelling over the past couple of years. In 2021, the Auckland symposium Vision: Hindsight, Foresight, Insight at AUT University 30 April-2 May, delayed from 2020, was a real bright spot for the year, and it was pleasing to see so many new presenters among the familiar faces. We left Auckland excited about the prospect of the next symposium in Oamaru, and are disappointed to be again postponing for a year. There’s too much uncertainty at present for many people to be able to book even as far ahead as May, but given the appeal of the destination and programme, deferring for a year was the option that would do it justice.
So Tradition is now rescheduled for 2023, dates to be confirmed a bit further down the track, and instead of celebrating our 20th birthday at the symposium, we’ll be having an old-school 21st instead. We’ve advised members and presenters by email, and hope that as with Auckland, the programme will be able to run as already configured, just a year later.
In lieu of a symposium this year the committee is in the process of organising some smaller events, via Zoom, to connect us all and to showcase the work being done by our members. There are some very interesting possibilities here; please keep an eye on your inbox for details coming soon. This year’s AGM will again run via Zoom, further details to be emailed to all members as they’re confirmed.
Last year’s lockdown also delayed production of a bumper edition of Context, which is still in the pipeline. We’re reducing membership by 50% for 2022 to acknowledge that we haven’t been able to provide the usual benefits to members over this time. And as the year progresses, and we are able to confirm dates, we’ll keep members informed by email, so please make sure we have your current email address.