Symposium 2022

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2022 Community Transport Symposium


Tuesday 27th September 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm

at Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton


You are invited to the 2022 Community Transport Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Dr Bridget Doran “Speaking Up: International insights on giving voice and governance to the Community Transport sector in Aotearoa”
Arrive from 12:00pm (light lunch and afternoon tea provided)
Register HERE


Come along to hear speakers from the sector, share stories amongst each other that will leave you feeling inspired and motivated, and participate in workshops that give you opportunity to shape the work to come. You will leave having reinforced great connections and having influenced projects like the Waikato Regional Council's Community Transport Fund framework. 

"Community Transport" describes volunteer-based transport services which are operated by local people to meet local needs for transport. On 12th November 2019, the Waikato Community Transport Forum hosted its first half-day symposium with local, national, and international guests. It was a great success, with over 100 people attending including representatives from 30 different community providers across the Waikato region. More information on that event can be found here: 2019 Symposium.

These symposiums are intended to bring together those who are involved in Community Transport in New Zealand; to provide a voice and articulate a vision for the sector's future. Lending us her expertise and voice this year, Dr Bridget Doran will deliver the keynote speech on the topic “Speaking Up: International insights on giving voice and governance to the Community Transport sector in Aotearoa”. Bridget is a chartered engineer and researcher with twenty years of experience in transport policy, design, community engagement, and participatory planning. She has a Masters of Engineering in transportation and a PhD in cognitive psychology, granting her powerful insight into how diverse groups of people think and behave. As Chair of Engineering New Zealand’s Transportation Group she has thorough understanding of transport sector practices. She has spent her career working closely with New Zealand’s disabled community and other under-served groups and is recognised as a leading researcher bridging transport and equity issues in New Zealand. Bridget has had a special interest in community transport for the last decade and is a regular contributor to the Waikato community transport forum.

We have seen unparalleled change to our social landscape since the last symposium. This year's event will provide an opportunity to revisit how we intend to keep going and foster increased support for community transport.

This event is for people working in the Transport, Policy, and Health Sector. Click here for a flyer you can share with your contacts.


Our partner Community Waikato are hosting the registrations for this event on their website.
Visit today to book your spot!
There will be a light lunch and afternoon tea provided. This event is largely being funded by our sponsors but we will still need to charge a small registration fee to attendees:
Community groups   $40
*Non-Community      $90

We do not wish to exclude anyone who would like to attend - please contact us if you feel the cost may be a financial barrier to you or your organisation, as we are working to secure additional sponsorship to subsidise the cost of some registrants.

Prices are inclusive of GST.
*Non-community is defined as local, regional & central government, corporate, business and tertiary institutions.

For more information contact Amantha Bowen at or +64 7859 0708.
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