Welcome

Tēnā koutou,

It is our pleasure to invite you to be part of NZIC 2022 which will be held in Auckland from Monday 21st to Thursday 24th November 2022. The New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) is New Zealand’s professional chemistry body consisting of over 800 members across the country and across all fields of the chemical sciences. The NZIC conference series is a biennual event featuring presentations of the latest research across all fields of the chemical sciences from within New Zealand and overseas alongside networking opportunities to stimulate new connections and collaborations.

Chemical scientists of all disciplines including chemical education, biological, organic, inorganic, physical, materials and analytical chemistry from within New Zealand and abroad are encouraged to attend and present their latest findings.

We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland in November for this exciting and intellectually stimulating event.

Ngā manaakitanga,

The NZIC 2022 Organising Committee

Conference Code of Conduct

As an institute representing all professions involved in the pursuit of excellence in Chemistry, we value the free exchange of ideas and respectful debate, and we understand our responsibilities in ensuring that our community supports these values. The New Zealand Institute of Chemistry is therefore committed to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at our hosted and sponsored events regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. Harassment and hostile behaviour are unwelcome at any New Zealand Institute of Chemistry event. This includes speech or behaviour (including in public presentations and on-line discourse) that intimidates, creates discomfort, or interferes with a person’s participation or opportunity for participation in the event. We aim for New Zealand Institute of Chemistry events to be an environment where harassment in any form does not happen, including but not limited to: harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, colour, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Harassment includes but is not limited to: verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination [related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, etc]; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome sexual attention; and advocating for or encouraging any of the above behaviour.

It is the responsibility of the community as a whole to promote an inclusive and positive environment for our scholarly activities. In addition, any participant who experiences harassment or hostile behaviour may contact any current member of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Council or contact the event organisers (Cameron Weber and Jack Chen). Please be assured that if you approach us, your concerns will be kept in strict confidence, and we will consult with you on any actions taken.

Full details on the NZIC’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy can be found on the NZIC website here. If you have any concerns relevant to the Code of Conduct, including witnessing or experiencing speech or behaviour that breaches the Code of Conduct, please contact Cameron Weber (cameron.weber@auckland.ac.nz) or Jack Chen (jack.chen@aut.ac.nz). 

Covid-19 Information

Our conference venue, The University of Auckland, is committed to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of members of its community and has therefore implemented a COVID-19 Policy. You can read more about the requirements for coming onto campus here.

If you are a delegate travelling from overseas, please visit this website for up-to-date information on the vaccine requirements for travel to Aotearoa New Zealand. You can also check out the Immigration NZ website for more information on this and on other requirements for travel to NZ.

Please note, no refunds will be given to delegates who are unable to attend due to these requirements.

In addition, all persons are required to use the Government’s NZ COVID Tracer app with Bluetooth turned on. This app can be downloaded onto your phone in the App Store or through Google Play Store.

Face coverings and masks are strongly recommended indoors at Orange and Green settings, their use is also expected in all common areas where distancing may be problematic (eg. lifts and corridors). At Red, face coverings are mandatory when indoors.

 

Key Dates

 

Abstract submission is now closed

 

Early bird registration closes

Fri 7th October 2022

Register here now

 

NZIC 2022 Conference

Mon 21 – Thur 24 November 2022