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Would you like to present at the 2024 Environmental Compliance Conference?  We invite you to submit your abstract TODAY!


All abstracts must be submitted by Friday 17th May at 4pm. 

Submitters will be advised of their acceptance by late June 2024.

All Power Point presentations are due by Friday 31st October at 4pm. 

The 2024 ECC organising committee is now receiving abstracts to be considered for the 20th annual Environmental Compliance Conference being held in Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre, 26th - 28th November 2024.




With a focus on the latest practices, tools and strategies from leading industry experts, we aim to deliver practical knowledge and expertise on how to be more effective, efficient and up to date on Environmental Compliance in NZ. We’ll explore next generation compliance tools, improving environmental performance, theories, innovations and practical applications in a New Zealand context.

Presentation topics will be structured within key themes and attendees will be able to select which sessions they wish to attend. We are specifically seeking presenters who can address the following:

  • Reform: Practitioners will soon face significant changes that impact on how they work, with RM Reform, Three Waters and other changes ahead in the Local Government space. RM reform is coming over the horizon and this is the opportunity to share how we are preparing for change, as well as how we incorporate Maturanga Māori into compliance and enforcement.

  • Education: How embedded is environmental compliance in the education of planners and others working in the environmental field? And how are we educating more widely for pollution prevention, evidence gathering and community engagement?

  • Responding to Emergencies: This summer we saw large scale emergencies across the motu. How can we share resources and ideas about how to respond to large scale emergencies. How is this working in practice to make us better prepared?

  • Innovation and Technology: ECC is a chance to share updates in the fast-moving area of innovation and technology. What will this mean for EC practitioners?

  • Role of Mana Whenua: What opportunities are there for Council’s to involve mana whenua in compliance monitoring and enforcement activities as kaitiaki? How is non-compliance information shared and are there case studies where iwi and hapu are actively involved in monitoring, e.g., water sampling.

  • Rural and industrial issues: ECC will draw on rural experiences that are different to those in urban areas. What are the challenges and progress in this area?

  • Urban environmental issues: Global stormwater consents are one of many big compliance issues that those working in environmental compliance will faces as we increase and intensify our urban areas.


All abstracts must be submitted by Friday 17th May at 4pm. 

For presentations that have co-presenters please assign a lead presenter to be responsible for the abstract submission. If co-presenting, please complete the ‘co-presenter’ section on the submission form and ensure the abstract title is an exact match to what your lead presenter has provided. 

Submission of your bio, photo & abstract gives full authority for publication on the Environmental Compliance Conference website.

Acceptance is at the discretion of the Conference Committee. Submitters will be advised of their acceptance by late June 2024.

  • Your submission should include an indication of a presentation focus on ‘learning outcomes’ rather than a ‘show and tell’ approach. 

  • Your submission should be relevant to at least one of the key themes.

  • Submissions that allow a degree of interactivity with attendees are preferred. 

  • Accepted presenters will be expected to have good presentation skills. 

  • Please think carefully about your abstract title as this cannot be changed once accepted.  The title must be no more than 36 characters (inc. spaces); you have the option of including a tagline if you need to expand on your title.

  • Abstracts must be no more than 1800 characters due to restrictions when compiling the conference handbook.



  • All Speakers must register to attend the Conference. They can either purchase a full registration or a day registration for the day of their presentation. If a presenter wishes to come to the conference for their presentation only, they can register for a presentation only pass. This pass does not include any conference sessions, functions or catering, it will simply be entry for your presentation only.

  • Selected presentations/workshops must be presented by the author/s. If the author is unable to present, then you must provide a substitute presenter.

  • Acceptance of abstracts does not imply any payment from the Conference Committee.

  • Speakers must arrange and pay their own accommodation, travel etc. to attend the Conference, unless otherwise stated. 


Call for Abstracts
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