About Dunedin

Dunedin prides itself on being New Zealand’s leading centre for education, heritage, arts and culture. It is also the commercial hub of the greater Otago region and gateway to the diverse wildlife of the Otago Peninsula. The vibrant city centre is bustling with restaurants, cafes, and unique meeting and conference venues.


Restaurants and Nightlife

Dunedin has an evolving food culture with more than 150 restaurants, cafes and eating places with a variety of food to suit all tastes. There are also many bars and nightclubs – the majority of which are situated in or near the Octagon and are within easy walking distance of each other.



It’s the creative hub of the South Island: Dunedin’s historic buildings are crammed with artists and designers studios. Stores showcase local and national designers, beautifully handcrafted garments and accessories, and carefully selected international collections.



Dunedin, although hilly, is very easy to get around. Most amenities are within walking distance. Bus transport is reliable and well routed throughout the city and suburbs. Taxis are readily available day and night and cost effective as the distances being travelled are generally quite short.



Dunedin enjoys four distinct seasons, each with their own stunning backdrop, with warm summer days and crisp, but clear, winter days.

Temperature ranges:

Spring 12° – 17° C

Summer 20° – 25° C

Autumn 13° – 17° C

Winter 4° – 13° C

Key dates:

5  Sep  2019:
Registration opens
16  Sep  2019:
Abstract submission opens
2 Dec  2019:
Abstract submission closes
13  Dec  2019:
Abstract acceptance notifications complete
12  Jan  2020:
Early-bird Registration closes
12 – 14 Feb 2020:
12 Feb 2020:
Welcome reception
13 Feb 2020:
Conference dinner


Laura Furse
Event Services
The University of Auckland
(09) 923 5819