Welcome to Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha - the University of Canterbury!

ISAGA 2024 will take place in the Rātā building at the University of Canterbury in Ōtautahi Christchurch. You will be able to experience a lively campus in a vibrant city – the University just celebrated its 150th anniversary, and we’re proud to host about 20,000 students!

The University of Canterbury delivers creative and innovative research for the benefit of both local and global communities. Our academic leaders explore their fields of expertise with integrity and vigour, encourage conversations and challenges, and share their discoveries with the intent of creating better outcomes for everyone.

University of Canterbury researchers contribute to key challenges of our society:


    •  Technology to advance Humanity
      Technology advancement is key to advancing humankind and overcoming the challenges of today and tomorrow. Through development in aerospace, medical technology, robotics and AI University of Canterbury researchers are coming up with solutions to our most pressing challenges.
    • Sustainable Futures
      Where nature and knowledge collide, University of Canterbury researchers are building towards a more sustainable future focused on renewable energy, climate change and how we will live in future.
    • Resilient Cities and Communities
      Lying on the boundary of two great slowly shifting tectonic plates in the Pacific ring of fire, University of Canterbury researchers are uniquely placed to explore and understand the effects of natural disasters on our built and social environments.

The University of Canterbury has a rich history of inclusive education, including:

    • Helen Connon, the first woman to receive an Honours degree in the British Empire
    • Tā (Sir) Āpirana Ngata, the first Māori graduate
    • World-leading suffragist (and former Fine Arts student) Kate Sheppard

The University of Canterbury (UC) is committed to contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These Global Goals are critical to ensure a better future for current and future generations, and for the planet. Universities have an important part to play in supporting and promoting these Goals within Aotearoa and beyond. The University’s commitment to achieving the SDGs include to

– increase awareness of environmentally sustainable development and engagement;

– identify and implement affordable, evidence-based, sustainable business practises to reduce and manage our own ecological footprint;

– support teaching, learning and research in sustainability topic areas;

– and have meaningful partnerships with Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi. Partnering with Māori is recognised as crucial and we are embedding Te Ao Māori knowledge systems in our research, and our teaching and learning programmes.

Want to know more? Just browse our website:

Registration Information:

The conference fees will include

Early Bird (until 30-04-2024)

  • ISAGA members: 975 NZD
  • Non-members: 1145 NZD
  • Student and other reduced ISAGA members: 550 NZD
  • Student and other reduced fees for non-members: 600 NZD

Standard (from 01-05-2024)

  • ISAGA members: 1075 NZD
  • Non-members: 1245 NZD
  • Student and other reduced ISAGA members: 600 NZD
  • Student and other reduced fees non-members: 650 NZD

Participants from developing countries or with special consideration can make use of the reduced fee.

Please note all prices are listed in New Zealand Dollars!

Visa Support Letters:

Please send your request for a letter in support of a visa application to [email protected]. Your request must include:

  • Name and address as it appears on your passport
  • Residence address and a ship-to address if different
  • The name of the ISAGA 2024 conference
  • Registration confirmation number
  • If you are the author of any contributions accepted for the conference, please provide the title of the contribution(s)
  • Current mailing address

Please Note: Visa Support letters are issued via email, and can take up to 10 business days to be generated.


To and from the airport there is a range of options including electric bus, taxi and shuttle services. All are easily accessible and easy for delegates to find on arrival at the airport. For more information on transport to and from the airport, please visit:


Buses to the University of Canterbury

(Please note that the buses only accept payment by cash or MetroCard.)


In Christchurch and Canterbury, you can choose from a diverse range of accommodations. There is something for every level of comfort and budget from luxury and boutique, to hotels, motels and apartments, and backpackers and holiday parks.

What's on in the city: