This student-led conference aims to bring together 100 current undergraduate and postgraduate Asia-savvy university students, providing an excellent forum for networking. The conference is conceived and organised by students, mainly from the University of Auckland, who care about Asia within New Zealand and about New Zealand's future with Asia.
The 2012 conference seeks to examine the "Visions and Realities of New Zealand and Asia" with three sub-themes on Identity and Culture, New Zealand and Asia Resources and Business Opportunities. It will be a forum for debate and discussions by students, thought leaders and other stakeholders with interests in Asia, and will result in publication of a collection of student essays from the conference.
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Building on the success of the inaugural conference in 2011, we wish to put even more focus on the students participation and contribution this year by bringing in a student panel to encourage a genuine conversation and dissemination of knowledge between students, experts and other stakeholders and to inspire a new generation of "Asia-savvy" graduates to apply their knowledge to action.
Selected submissions from the conference will be published (through the New Zealand Asia Institute) and distributed to conference participants and stakeholders. The best submissions will be in to win cool prizes!
The 2012 Asia-Savvy Publication is due for release in March 2013.
Click on the link to read or print the 2011 Asia-Savvy Conference publication (eBook format):