Logistics

This page will provide you with the details you need to purchase your flights, register, and prepare for your trip to Auckland! Please read through all of the sections below carefully and reach out to the Conference Support Team at conferencesupport@teachforall.org if you have any questions that are not covered in our FAQ section.

Registration

Registration for Further Together: The 2015 Teach For All Global Conference will be open from May 15th, 2015 to July 15th, 2015.

In order to register for this event, you’ll need to check your email to access your personalized registration link. These will be sent out to all confirmed attendees on May 15th. If you have not received one and feel that you should have, please contact the Conference Support Team.

Before Registering:

  • Before clicking through to your personalized registration link - please purchase your flights using the travel guidelines below.
    • Registration forms with invalid flight information will not be honored. We need to have flight information in the system in order to complete your reservations.

After Registering:

  • Once your registration form is complete & submitted, you should receive a confirmation email with next steps, please be sure to read this carefully as it may require action on your part to complete your registration.
  • Teach For All will follow up with more detailed logistics information closer to the event date using the email address you provide upon registration.

Travel Guidance

You will be responsible for booking your travel to and from Auckland Airport (AKL) or directly to our conference hotels or facilities. Please use the guidelines below to determine your arrival and departure dates. If you have any questions as to which attendee category you fall into please contact Conference Support Team.

For your convenience, we still have our travel agents at Key Travel available to help book your flights via credit card payment. If you’d like to use this service please visit this page to submit a quote request and select Further Together: The 2015 Global Conference from the drop down menu and an agent will be in touch with you.

Where applicable, Teach For All will be arranging transportation from Auckland Airport to our conference hotels.

The conference officially begins on Thursday October 15th. On Wednesday October 14th, we will offer a set of optional activities or you may choose free time to rest and adjust to the time zone. Hotel accommodations will be available from Tuesday October 13th onwards as needed. Please stay tuned for more details via email and on our agenda page as the event approaches.

 

Attendee Type Arrival Date Departure Date
Board Members, Speakers, & Guests of the Network Oct 14th, 2015
Further Together will begin on Thursday October 15th at 9am.
Oct 17th, 2015
We invite you to stay with us through the closing of our event on Saturday October 17th at 5pm. 
We recommend you book flights departing no earlier than 8:30pm on October 17th. 
Partner CEOs Oct 14th, 2015
Further Together will begin on Thursday October 15th at 9am.
NAC MEMBERS: Please note that the NAC meeting is scheduled for 2pm on Oct 14, 2015. Please book flights that arrive by 8:00am on Wednesday, October 14th at the latest. You may also opt to arrive on Tuesday, October 13th.
Oct 20th, 2015
The CEO retreat will be held in the Bay of Islands and will conclude on Tuesday Oct 20th at noon. Flights should be booked to depart from Auckland no earlier than 6:30pm.
Teach For All will cover your transportation to and from the Bay of Islands, which will take about 3.5 hours. We recognize you may need to stay an additional night to accommodate flight schedules.
Partner Staff & Teach For All Staff & Alumni Oct 14th, 2015
Further Together will begin on Thursday October 15th at 9am.
Oct 18th, 2015
We invite you to stay with us through the closing dinner on Saturday October 17th.
Early Stage Entrepreneurs Oct 14th, 2015
We recommend Early Stage Entrepreneurs arrive by 8am in order to attend an introductory meeting to be held on Oct 14th, 2015.  
Oct 18th, 2015
We invite you to stay with us through the closing dinner on Saturday October 17th.
Local Attendees Oct 17, 2015
We invite you to join us for a day of sessions from 8am to 5pm on Saturday Oct 17th, 2015. More details on logistics and travel coming soon. 

Visas

The information below is only for entry into New Zealand, if you are transiting through a third country on your way to New Zealand you will be responsible for checking with the local embassy to make sure that you do not need a transit visa.

If your home country is on the New Zealand visa-waiver list, you can enter New Zealand without a visa for a stay shorter than 3 months. (Please check below for requirements). Please check here if you are not sure if you need a visa.

If you are not from a visa-waiver country you will need to apply for a visitors visa (if the visa application form for your nationality has the option 'conference', please chose that; if not, check the business visitor option when completing the form).

Requirements for all visitors regardless of visa-waiver:

  • Hold a valid passport;
  • Show proof of plans to return to your country of residence once the visa expires;
  • Be able to support yourself financially during your stay

Added Requirement for those applying for a visa:

  • You may be asked to provide proof of your business meeting. If so, please contact us and we will forward you a letter of invitation to the Conference.

You can find more information here.

It is up to each individual to secure his or her own visa. However, if you need official documentation or need assistance, please contact conferencesupport@teachforall.org.

Please apply for your Visa as soon as possible as it can take a while for the embassy in your country to process your visa application.

Accommodations

We will be staying in two hotels, The Rendezvous and the Amora Hotel. We will either be in walking distance to our conference venues or we will provide transportation to our conference site for the day from each of the conference hotels.

We will only make reservations for the nights listed in the registration survey. Should you wish to extend your stay you can contact the hotels directly and let them know that you are in the Teach For All room block and give them the details of your additional needs.

The Rendezvous Amora Hotel
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
T:  +64 9 366 3000
100 Greys Avenue, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
T: +64 9 375 1800

The online survey will provide attendees with key information needed to coordinate accommodation but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at conferencesupport@teachforall.org.

Health & Safety

Your health and safety during the conference is important to us.

Please take a moment to review this document from International SOS, our partner for health and safety issues and brief information specifically about travel to Auckland. Please also make sure to have medical and/or travel insurance as you would have for travel to any other destination. We will not be providing additional insurance for this event.

Airport Pickups and Drop Offs: Please note that Teach For All will arrange for pre-paid tickets to and from Auckland Airport on the Airbus Express Shuttle that goes to Auckland city-center. More details on stops and locations will be sent closer to the event date.

Transportation During the Conference: For all excursions outside of the hotel during the conference, including transport to the conference sites, community visits and restaurant dinners, Teach For All will provide safe and secure coach transportation and/or walking instructions. Attendees will never be expected to travel anywhere alone. Teach For All staff will be on the ground at all times and contactable by phone 24 hours a day throughout the conference.

The conference organizers are in regular communication with the ISOS team, any crucial changes in our Safety and Security advice before the conference, will be communicated to all attendees.

FAQs

When should I arrive in and depart from Auckland?

Most attendees should plan on arriving in Auckland on Wednesday October 14th and departing on Sunday October 18th. However, those individuals attending the CEO Retreat and others attending only a portion of the conference may have different travel dates. We will offer a set of optional activities on Wednesday October 14th and hotel accommodations will be available from Tuesday October 13th onwards as needed. Please be sure to confirm your specific dates with your primary Teach For All contact or email us at conferencesupport@teachforall.org.

Should I bring my family to the conference?

We understand that many parents may be interested in bringing their family to the conference in New Zealand. While we do believe that experiencing the beauty and culture of New Zealand is a wonderful opportunity for any family, we are currently not able to host children and families as participants in the conference. If you ultimately decide it is the right decision to bring your family with you, please do let us know at conferencesupport@teachforall.org.

How will I pay for things in Auckland?

International credit cards are accepted but you should also plan on bringing some of the local currency, New Zealand Dollars. Please note that most meals and all transport will be paid for by Teach For All during the conference but any alcoholic beverages and additional purchases will be your responsibility.

Can I extend my stay after the conference?

Should you wish to extend your stay before or after the conference, you will need to contact the hotel to ask about an individual booking extension or find and book your own alternate hotel. Here is a list of hotels in Auckland: