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Welcome to SOCCON 2017!

Developing Global Citizens is our goal for 2017.

As the World becomes ever more globalized it is imperative that our students are prepared to think globally and act locally. Social Sciences is where students will develop the skills needed to have multiple careers and be able to understand complex World events. As educators we are tasked with preparing our students to succeed in an ever changing World. This conference aims to inspire us all to continue to foster the belief that our students can be leading members in a globalized world.

We invite you to listen to our Globally minded Keynote Speakers and Headliners; to participate in workshops led by contributors who think Globally and Act Locally; to check out the Globally Connected educational exhibitors; to chat with other Globally minded teachers; and to leave the conference inspired to take what you have experienced back to your classroom and help your students positively impact the World.

Come to SocCon – Napier, Hawke's Bay, in October 2017. Developing Global Citizens!

Andrew Lessard
Convenor on behalf of the Hawkes Bay conference committee


Register Now to attend this important conference


A fantastic line-up of inspiring speakers


A full 3-day programme is currently being put together


Come and experience the vibrancy of Napier

We have a three-day conference programme jam packed with Keynote and Headline Speakers, Workshops, Informative Debates, Social Functions, Field Trips, Professional Networking and SO MUCH MORE!


Learn, develop, engage, share, participate and enjoy what it is you do in a fantastic environment with like-minded people.

Come join us in Napier!

Napier's trademark is its Art Deco architecture, built in the 1930s, following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that destroyed the city in 1931.

Few places in the world have such a broad representation of the Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and Art Deco styles within such a confined area, which is why the city has deservedly become known as the Art Deco Capital.

Book Your Stay

We have a great selection of central accommodation options for you to choose from. Let us take the hassle out of organising your stay while in Napier.


Dr Chris Gallavin

Prof Alexander Gillespie

Juliana Mansvelt

Catherine Low


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Wellington 6011

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