All conference events and meetings will take place in the University of Auckland City Campus, right in the heart of Auckland and within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.


  • All plenary sessions will take place in the Neon Theatre (bldg. 401)
  • The powhiri will take place in the Waipapa Marae (bldg. 521)
  • All Working Groups meetings will be in the Architecture & Planning Building (bldg. 421) and in the CAI Conference Centre (bldg. 423)
  • The conference dinner will take place in the Fale Pacifica (bldg. 275)

Expression of Interest to Join a Working Group



Key Dates

• Expressions of interest for Working Groups to be submitted by: Monday, 31 August 2020

• PhD papers submission due on: Sunday, 6 September 2020

• Early birds registrations close on: Monday, 2 November 2020

• Standard registrations close on: Friday, 11 December 2020

Please note that all key dates are in New Zealand Daylight Time (UTC+12).

About APRU

As a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. We bring together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

We leverage collective education and research capabilities of our members into the international public policy process. Our primary research areas include natural hazards & disaster risk reduction, women in leadership, population aging, global health, sustainable cities, artificial intelligence & the future of work, the Pacific Ocean, and labor mobility.