AusAPT 2020 Conference in Auckland, New Zealand

AusAPT 2020

November 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am November 8, 2020 @ 4:30 pm New Zealand/Auckland

AUSAPT’s 2020 National Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand.

If you’ve always wanted to visit or are planning to re-visit New Zealand, the 2020 conference offers the perfect opportunity to explore this most beautiful country and deepen your knowledge and practice of psychological type.

Conference theme: THRIVE

The Conference theme for 2020 is THRIVE and how knowledge and practical experience of psychological type can help us to thrive and grow. Building on our 2019 Conference theme of Going Deeper, THRIVE asks us to look at how applying psychological type principles and practices in our lives and in the lives of others can help us to prosper, succeed, advance, flourish, blossom and grow. We look forward to Conference speaker proposal submissions that address this theme.

Key dates and details

The Conference venue is the Vaughan Park Retreat and Conference Centre, Long Bay, Auckland – an intimate and cosy venue in a beautiful coastal setting. Delegates will have a choice of budget accommodation on-site (with shared facilities) or apartment accommodation in easy commuting distance. Further details are below.

The Conference period in total, covering the main conference and pre and post-conference workshops is from 9:30 am Thursday 5 November to 4 pm Sunday 8 November. Here are the main elements which may be subject to minor change once our program is confirmed:

  • The Conference itself begins on Friday, 6 November at 9:30 am and closes at 4:30 pm on Saturday 7 November.
  • Conference registration will cover all sessions from Friday morning to Saturday 7 November afternoon, including the conference dinner on Friday.
  • Pre-conference workshops will be on Thursday 5 November
  • Post-conference workshops will be on Sunday 8 November.

Here are the planned dates for the next key steps:

  • Conference Presenter Concurrent Session Proposal submissions are now closed.
  • Conference program released and registration open: TBA
AusAPT 2020 Conference
Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

Why New Zealand?

You might be wondering: why is AusAPT holding its national conference in New Zealand?

AusAPT President Joshua Knight has been actively building the connection between the Australian and New Zealand type communities for the mutual benefit of both. The opportunity to hold an AusAPT Conference in New Zealand provides the perfect way to progress this connection and showcase the work of New Zealand type researchers, writers and practitioners, as well as drawing international type experts to the region. With a shift from biennial to annual national conferences, the increased frequency creates opportunities to alternate our established Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane locations with new locations. As a nearby country with a strong and vibrant type community, a common language and many cultural similarities, New Zealand is a fabulous place for AusAPT to connect, grow and thrive in partnership.

This developing synergy relies upon leadership from the New Zealand type community and we are grateful that Sue Blair has stepped in to assist with planning and lead local linkage on the ground.

About the Coronavirus and our conference planning

  • We are monitoring the current situation closely and considering the impacts of the Coronavirus in our planning for NZ 2020 as the situation changes.
  • Given the current uncertainties, the timeline for proposals was extended to 30 April and is now closed.
  • The AusAPT National and Conference Committees are now taking time to review the submissions and the situation further.

Next steps + keep in touch

To keep informed of developments, please REGISTER here on our website and choose to opt into our email list. If you have any other questions or are in New Zealand and would like to help out locally in any way, please contact us by email at

Vaughan Park Retreat and Conference Centre, Long Bay, Auckland

1043 Beach Road, Torbay
Auckland, 0630 New Zealand
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Session Proposal for THRIVE: AusAPT in Auckland 2020 Conference

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It’s time to Thrive! Will you be one of our Conference Presenters in 2020?

The Australian and New Zealand Type communities are coming together for Thrive: AusAPT in Auckland 2020 on 5-8 November and we are inviting you to submit your Session Proposal to be a presenter at the conference.

The Australian Association of Psychological Type (AusAPT) expands the knowledge of psychological type and supports the ethical use of psychological type and type instruments.

Bringing our community and conference presenters together every year is at the heart of what we do, and our conference curation continues to improve year on year. To help us help you, and our conference delegates, we have streamlined our guidelines, submission and selection processes. You can submit your proposal online in 2020.

Some background information to help you:

  • Session proposal submissions are due by midnight 30 April AEDT (extended from 20 March given Coronavirus impacts)
  • All concurrent sessions will be 75 minutes.
  • The majority of the conference sessions will be in a conventional conference function room setting with audio-visual facilities. We also have the option for more informal, conversation-based sessions in a lounge setting.
  • We are planning three concurrent streams – professional and personal development as well as a third stream of mixed informal sessions in the more casual space. We have provided an option for whether you would like your session in a more typical conference presentation format or in a more informal, conversational setting, or if either is fine.
  • Presenters are expected to attend and engage with the AusAPT and New Zealand type community. Presenter conference registration will be affordable, and not a barrier to participation.
  • No payment is provided for presenters, but a special presenter’s conference registration rate is available for presenters whose proposal is successful. (Likely to be NZ/AUD 400, approx USD250 for all presenters inclusive of main conference from Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon including lunches and the conference dinner on Friday.)
  • We anticipate we will get a response back to you about your submission in the first week of May.

Further details about the conference can be found here:

Session Proposal Guidelines

Here are the session proposal guidelines we will use to review proposals submitted:


  • Type relevant qualifications
  • Credible, prior experience presenting at Type or other conferences


  • Strong and relevant link to the conference theme, Thrive.
  • Clear application of Type, Temperament, C G Jung’s work or recognised associated interpretative models.


  • Engaged through interactive, facilitated and/or Sensate activity and experiences
  • Can access session slides, activities and materials to use and apply knowledge.

Session Proposal Submission

The session proposal form is below for online submission.

Please note that the information provided for the Presenter Bio (max 50 words) and the Session Description (max 100 words) will be used to promote the Conference and for the Conference Program. Please check your word count for these fields in Word or a similar application before submitting.

You are able to save your form and go back to complete it later. We will send you an email with the completed details following your submission for your records.

We look forward to receiving your Thrive: AusAPT in Auckland 2020 Session Proposal and thank you for your interest.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at

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