Key Dates

Call for Papers – closed
Registration – closes 22 November, 2018
Deadline for Submission of Papers – 30 September, 2018
Notification of Accepted Papers – 21 October, 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes – 12 November, 2018
Deadline for Presenters to Register – 12 November, 2018


8th Annual ABEN Conference

Date        Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Where     Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland

Time        9.00am- 5.00pm Monday / 8.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday


Doctoral Workshop

Date        Sunday 9 December 2018

Where     Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland

Time        1:00 – 4.30pm


Welcome Reception 

Date        Sunday 9 December 2018

Where     Massey Business School, Flexi Space (MBS2.15)

Time        5.30pm


Conference Dinner

Date        Monday 10 December 2018

Where     Portofino Devonport, 26 Victoria Rd, Devonport, Auckland 0624

Time        6:00pm (Transportation will be provided from the conference venue)

(NB: if you wish to bring guests to the dinner, please inform conference organiser Gabriel Eweje (G [dot] Eweje [at] massey [dot] ac [dot] nz) to organize)


Accommodation options near Massey University, Albany campus

Quest Albany

This hotel is located at 32 Kell Drive, Albany, approximately a 15-minute walk or 5-minute bus or taxi ride away from Massey university campus. Conference delegates can book directly via the website of the hotel, using a promo code ‘ABEN’ to access conference rates. The specialty conference rates are available from 7 December through to 14 December 2018 to allow delegates to combine the ABEN conference with other pre- or post-conference activities in Auckland. Conference room rates range from NZD155.25 (Studio) to NZD175.25 (One Bedroom Apartment). To contact the hotel staff directly, please email host [at] questalbany [dot] co [dot] nz or call ++64-9-414-0024.


Ramada Suites Albany

Ramada Suites Albany is located on Auckland’s North Shore, 17.5km from Auckland’s CBD, just off the Oteha Valley Road off ramp (Exit 412) from the main State Highway 1. The hotel is located within 20-minutes walking distance to Massey university campus, and within a 3-minute walk to the nearest bus stop for transport to the conference venue. Bookings are recommended via email to albany [at] ramada [dot] nz under provision of the reference code ‘ABEN’ to access specialty conference rates. Conference room rates range from NZD175 for studio apartments, NZD195 for One Bedroom Apartments, and NZD335 for Two Bedroom Apartments (host up to 4 people).

For detailed information (including sample pictures) of the presented accommodation options, as well as instructions on local transport, please read the travel guide provided by Massay University.

Transport update

There is now a direct bus link from Auckland airport to Albany. For more information, please see the following link:

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