A final reminder that today is the last day to send in your title submissions for the 2013 NZABA Conference, to be held in Auckland from 30 August – 1 September. Please submit your titles today to Chris Podlesnik at

For all those planning on presenting, the abstract deadline is the 19th August. Please send your abstracts to Chris Podlesnik at

Talks will be 15 minutes each + a few minutes for questions.

Finally, here are some more details from Chris about venues and accommodation for NZABA 2013:


The conference will be held at the Copthorne Hotel on Saturday and on the University of Auckland campus on Sunday (10 Symonds Street). Both are within a 5 min walk from one another.

If anyone wants to stay at the Copthorne Hotel, they must book directly with them and quote the conference booking ID: #79283 to receive the special rate of $110 (includes GST) per night. The booking will be confirmed subject to availability.

Here is the hotel contact info:

150 Anzac Avenue

P.O. Box 3272

Auckland, 1010

New Zealand

T. +64 9 379 8509

F. +64 9 379 8582

We are working toward coming up with a place to meet informally on Friday night and for the Saturday night dinner. Hopefully, both will be quite close.

Thanks, let me know if you have any questions.