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The FLANZ 2020 Conference has been postponed for one year until April 2021. The format will be reconsidered with principles of flexibility and accessibility foremost when considering location and mode. Further information will be provided to members and affiliate organisations, including information for presenters in the coming weeks.

Delegates will have the opportunity to get a full refund of the registration and dinner costs. If you have paid for your registration by credit card then this will automatically be refunded to you. If you have paid by direct deposit please email the event organiser with your bank details so your refund can be processed.

We realise that a lot of work has been put into submissions for FLANZ 2020. This work will not be lost. Your submissions will be retained and you will be contacted when the revised format and dates of the conference are clearer.

We look forward to working and learning with you in the future. In the mean time, stay safe and stay connected.

Ralph Springett

President, FLANZ

Join us

Join the biennial FLANZ conference, 22-23 April 2020, at Victoria University, Kelburn Campus, Wellington.

This is the premier conference in New Zealand for leaders, practitioners and professionals involved in open, distance and flexible learning across the tertiary, vocational, compulsory schooling and professional development sectors.

The FLANZ conference is a chance to learn and grow, and to be inspired and challenged. Come along and experience education leaders’ and your colleagues’ visions of flexible learning, while we explore the impact, potential and challenges that differing approaches to open, distance and flexible learning provides.

Below are the links to Key Note presentations and slides from the previous conference.  Please feel free to download for your use.

Conference Theme - 2020 Focus on Flexible Learning

In 2020 flexible learning has become the new normal. Technology use in learning and teaching, flexible learning environments and programmes that allow anywhere anytime learning are expectations of modern learners.

What does this mean for the practitioners and pioneers of flexible learning? What comes after flexibility: intelligent flexibility, ubiquitous learning, learner driven qualifications, on-demand assessment? The answer may be yes, yes and yes.

The FLANZ 2020 conference will allow delegates to explore and evaluate post-normalisation practice and approaches to flexible learning. This focus on flexible learning aims to illuminate learning and teaching research and inquiry that steps beyond the expectations of a 2020 learner.

The FLANZ 2020 conference themes are:
• Flexible futures
• Flexible technologies and models
• Flexible pathways

The conference mission is to provide delegates with clarity of current practice and a vision of the potential of flexible learning. It is from the backs of others that we may see the horizon.

Important Dates



FLANZ 2020 April 22nd & 23rd, 2020
Programme Finalised   20 March, 2020
Postgraduate Awards Close  5pm Friday 28 February, 2020
Registrations Close  5pm Tuesday 14 April, 2020





Victoria University - Kelburn Campus
Kelburn Parade
New Zealand 6012

Event Organiser

Nicky Vallender,

Email Organiser

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