EngageTech Forum 2018: New Zealand


2019 event

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An interactive forum to help government staff find the right technology for engagement

Do you know the most effective technology options for engagement with your community?

The EngageTech Forum is an interactive event designed to help public servants understand the technologies available for community and stakeholder engagement.

It’s a technology showcase with a difference, where participation and peer-to-peer sharing is encouraged. You won’t just be presented to or pitched at. It’s designed so that you can share your lessons, ask questions and discuss opportunities with others experimenting with tools for engagement in New Zealand. We’ve even used experience design methods to make sure it’s actually engaging!

You’ll see a spectrum of technologies available for consultation and engagement. We’re not just talking about online engagement and social media, the EngageTech forum will cover all the different ways you can use technology to understand, engage and work with community.

Supporting Partners


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EngageTech New Zealand speakers


Minister of Broadcasting, Communications, and Digital Media and Minister for Government Digital Services


General Manager, Government Information Services, The Department of Internal Affairs


Programme Director, The Policy Project at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Founder and Managing Director of engage2


Partner at Public Engagement Projects and teacher of EGOV 503: ICT-enabled Public Engagement at Victoria University


(B.Sc M.Ed(Admin) PhD)
Senior Research and Teaching Fellow in the School of Government, Victoria University


Head of Citizen Engagement and Insights, Auckland Council

Recommended for government staff and leaders

This practical and engaging program allows public servants to understand technological changes within government. They can also learn how to improve public engagement through innovation and effective technologies.

Anyone in government who wants to improve their engagement through technology. But particularly the position below:

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Community consultation
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Online engagement
  • Community management

  • Policy development
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Placemaking
  • Program delivery

  • Web managers
  • Social media
  • Data analytics
  • Public relations

What they are saying about engageTech

What you will learn

The EngageTech Forum is an engagement technology showcase and workshop with a collaborative peer-to-peer format that facilitates intimate engagement between government technology users and technology providers.

You’ll see the full spectrum of technologies available for consultation and engagement at this five-staged event. We’re not just talking about online engagement and social media, the forum will cover all the different ways you can engage and collaborate using technology.

At the EngageTech Forum, you will see and hear about the ways technology can help you to:

  • Understand and reach representative samples of communities
  • Invite participation, recruit samples and facilitate engagement
  • Improve your public engagement strategy implementation
  • Collect, analyse and report data collected during consultation and crowdsourcing
  • Build and manage relationships and communities


What your investment includes

All meals, refreshments, parking and heaps of fun!

Any pre-work?

You’ll be sent a link with a short pre-workshop questionnaire (only takes 10 minutes, promise) and reminders about what to bring, times, logistics. And you’re set!

What to bring

Just your open mind and willingness to participate, have fun and learn

What to wear

Whatever you feel comfortable in.
Smart casual is usually the way to win.

Getting to the venue

The location for EngageTech will be Rutherford House, Pipitea campus (

Any comments or questions?

Please contact Amelia Loye on 0411 960 585 or email info@engage2.com.au