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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. 

Download a printable version of the call for abstracts here

The 2024 ENVCC 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:

  • How to Thrive in a Regulatory Environment

    Regulatory roles can be tough. What lessons have we learned over the past 20 years of environmental regulation in Aotearoa New Zealand? What can we do better to support frontline compliance officers? How can we design regulatory systems and compliance programmes that make implementation easier and more efficient for all parties? How can we become more resilient at an individual and organisational level?

  • Changing Landscapes - getting the basics right

    Changing environmental legislation creates a challenging environment for frontline environmental regulators. We are moving towards a world of ‘fast track consenting’ where decision making on major projects is moved out of the control of local government and more emphasis placed on local government CME with regard to large infrastructure type projects. This makes it important to focus on the principles of compliance monitoring and enforcement. How do we ensure CME thinking is embedded into good policy and consenting decision making? What does best practice look like?

  • What does environmental CME look like 20 years from now?
    Environmental regulation will be a cornerstone of our approach to managing the triple planetary crises. Compliance and enforcement of that regulation is a critical component of the effectiveness of systems in safeguarding the natural world. The coming decades entail unprecedented pressure on resources and the pressure on regulators to perform will only increase. What will it take to drive the initiatives needed to achieve an effective system over the next 20 years?


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
Be part of the 2024 EC Conference

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