Where will Registration Collection be located? You can collect your conference pass on site inside The Local. A site map will be available on the Sistas website in the coming months.
What time on Thursday 13 September will registration collection be open? Registration Collection will be open from 2pm.
Can I collect my friends conference pass if I have her e-ticket? Yes, the e-ticket must be scanned to receive the conference pass.
If I have chosen to opt in to receive my pass in the mail, but don’t receive my registration pack before Sistas Conference, what should I do? You will be sent your tracking number for your posted rego pack and can contact the courier company if it is not with you in the week prior to conference. If you do not have your rego pack by the Thursday night of conference, please see the issues desk in the registration collection area on arrival.
What are the conditions if I choose to opt in to receive my pass in the mail? You must provide Sistas with your correct postal address and email address. We will only accept one application per registration. If we don’t receive an application with a name on
Can I register on site at Sistas Conference for full time, day or night registrations? You can register for Sistas at the registration sales desk in the registration collection area. Please note, this is subject to available capacity in the stadium.
Transfer of registration. You are more than welcome to transfer your registration to another person. You can update the registration by using the link provided in your confirmation email. All registrations must be transferred by 23 August 2018; a NZ$15 administration fee will apply.
Cancellation and Refunds. Conference Only Offer Registrations are non-refundable. Early-Bird and Full Priced Registrations may be cancelled and refunded for an administration cost of $40 per person. Refunds must be requested in writing prior to 31 July 2018. You are able to transfer your registration to another person. To transfer your registration to a substitute delegate please inform us in writing before 23 August 2018; a NZ$15 administration fee will apply. Your registration and payment confirm that you have accepted this policy. Tax receipts are issued on request in writing to the Sistas team.
If I have a group of ladies attending with me, can I (as the group leader) opt in to receive all of our conference passes in the mail? Yes, all registrations must have a name assigned to them and need to have the same postal address in the opt in application form.
How many delegates do I need to have in my group to qualify for allocated group seating? A group of 30+ will qualify for allocated group seating. This needs to be confirmed by the 24 August.
Can I merge my small group with another small group to have 30+ delegates our group to qualify for group seating? Your group may merge with another group, however, we cannot facilitate this. There must be only one group leader for a group communicating with our team.
Will there be seating communities? Everyone has their preference for seating at events, so this year it will be managed on a 'first come, first served' basis, rather than seating communities. This allows you and your friends to choose where you'd best like to experience Sistas from in the Stadium.
If I am attending by myself, is there a place I can sit? We have a seating area for those that are coming to Sistas on their own and would love to meet and sit with other ladies that are attending by their self. If you would like to join this seating group, you can choose in your registration details that you are attending alone. http://eventregistration.nz/conferencealone/
Can I request an invitation letter to help me get a visa for my registration? We do not provide invitation letters. Upon payment of a registration we will email you a confirmation of your registration.
What can I receive from LIFE to help me with my visa? Upon payment of registration and once requested, we can send you a letter of confirmation for the New Zealand Embassy.
What happens to my registration if my visa is denied? If your visa is denied we will refund you your full registration fee.
Where can I park? There are many free and pre-paid options for parking.
We will be offering a free park’n’ride from two locations to the Sistas Venue. This service is free but will require registering for it prior to conference.
Additionally, we will also have a paid shuttle service available from a selection of hotels around Auckland CBD and airport areas.
We have arranged carparks at and near the venue that can be pre-purchased. These will be released in the coming weeks. Your carpark ticket will guarantee you a space throughout the whole conference. Please note there will be no car parking available on-site without a pre-purchased carpark pass, with the exception of a limited number of disabled carparks at a first come, first served basis. If you are looking to purchase one of these carparks, we would encourage you to consider carpooling with other delegates to make it more cost effective and help aid traffic congestion.
Is there public transport close to the venue? You can view the Auckland Transport journey planner through this link: https://at.govt.nz/. Please be careful to check the service times for public transport as the Thursday PM timetable does not run frequently.
Which hotels will have a shuttle to the venue? You can pre-purchase a ticket to catch a shuttle from any of the hotels listed on our Accommodation page. The tickets will be released in the coming weeks.
Will North and South Campus’ have shuttles to the venue? We will be offering a park’n’ride from our South Campus to the venue which will be free but will require registering for it prior to conference. We won’t be offering a park’n’ride from North Campus, however, we will have a free park’n’ride service from North West shopping mall in West Gate. This service will also be free but will require registering for it prior to conference. The pre-registration option will be available in the coming weeks.
Sistas 2018 will begin on Thursday night through to Saturday night with registrations open 3 hours prior to doors opening.
You can view the programme here - please note the programme is subject to change.
Can I video the sessions on my own video camera? Video snippets for your social media are allowed, however, prolonged video of the sessions is prohibited. Full recordings of the messages are available via https://sistas.org.nz/marketplace/Sessionrecordings
How soon after a session/the conference can I buy the session recordings?
CDs & DVDs – will be available within half an hour after each session in the Resource Centre during conference ONLY. These will not be available for ordering. 2018 will be the last year we will be selling these.
DOWNLOADS – These are available to pre-order now at https://sistas.org.nz/marketplace/Sessionrecordings! We will aim to have all files uploaded within a week of conference. Once the file is uploaded it will appear under the ‘Downloads’ tab under ‘My Account’ on any downloads already purchased.
USB – These are also available for pre-order now at https://sistas.org.nz/marketplace/Sessionrecordings. The conference USB contains ALL recordings from conference – Main Sessions in video and audio and Miss Sistas in audio. Postage is included in the cost and we will aim to have these out to you within 3 weeks after conference.
Sistas Women's Conference 2018 will be held at The Trusts Arena, in Auckland, New Zealand. The venue address is 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland 0610.
Sistas takes no responsibility for booked accommodation prior to venue confirmation.
What are the wet weather hangout options at the venue? We will have many covered hangout spaces available throughout conference. These include The Local, The Marketplace, the main foyer.
Our Night and Day passes will be available to purchase approximately 2-3 weeks prior to Sistas Conference through our Sistas website. These will also be sold at our registration sales stand onsite during Sistas. Please note: these passes are subject to availability.
Is there a kids programme? We provide a preschool programme for ages 2-4 (children younger than school age) which runs in conjunction with our main Sistas sessions. You can purchase registrations for your children to attend this through our register page www.sistas.org.nz/register. Snacks are provided for children, however, we encourage you to bring a packed lunch for your child(ren) to eat during the day.
I have a baby coming with me, is there a parent’s room available? Yes, we have a mums and bubs room available on the second floor which has space for sleeping and feeding babies. A lift is available for those with prams. There will be a live link to watch the session, as well as a large window to see into the stadium and saved seats in front of the parents room to watch the session while your baby sleeps.
What vendors are on site that I can purchase food from? During Sistas, we will be offering a wide selection of food options which you will find on the outdoor walking strip between the entrance to The Local and the main foyer. There will be caffeine options also available in The Local.
Is there any food provided during conference? Morning tea will be provided on Friday and Saturday. There will be gluten free options available.
Can I bring my own packed lunch? Yes, absolutely. We will have seating in The Local which is a great place to eat and hangout.
Are there water stations? There is a water station in the main foyer of the venue.
Can I bring a water bottle into the sessions? You can bring a water bottle into the sessions in the stadium, however, we don’t encourage any other beverages in the sessions.
Can I bring alcohol to Sistas? Sistas is an alcohol-free event so no alcohol beverages will be permitted on site.
Attending conference on your own? Let us know if you are and we’d love to connect you with others who are in the same situation. Tick the box on the registration page online, and we will be in touch to let you know where you can gather at conference, meet new people, and enjoy the whole Sistas experience with others.
Please complete our TLC application here if you are very pregnant, suffer from a severe illness or ailment, require wheelchair or mobility access, or would like to enjoy the benefits of being 65+. Our team of staff and volunteers will assist wherever possible however not all needs can be met.
The TLC package includes:
*Our TLC package does not include reserved parking. Mobility parking will be available onsite with a valid council parking permit on a first in first served basis. You can apply for this by visiting https://www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz/mobility-parking/applications-and-renewal/
I have crutches, is there an area for disabled parking? There are limited disabled parks available to those who have a council permit for disabled parking. This is on a ‘first in, first served’ basis.
Your registration and payment are confirmation that you have read and accepted these terms and conditions.
Sistas Women’s Conference recommends that you confirm your registration with our office prior to booking any flights and/or accommodation. Sistas Women’s Conference does not accept any responsibility for any losses incurred, including but not limited to, flights and/or accommodation booked for the conference. The organisers of Sistas Women’s Conference reserve the right to change any of the published conference details without notice, and have the final say on any matter relating to conference.
CANCELATIONS & REFUNDS
Conference Only Offer Registrations are non-refundable. Early-Bird and Full Priced Registrations may be cancelled and refunded for an administration cost of $40 per person. Refunds must be requested in writing prior to the 31 July 2018.
You are able to transfer your registration to another person. To transfer your registration to a substitute delegate please inform us in writing before 23 August 2018; a NZ$15 administration fee will apply.
Your registration and payment confirm that you have accepted this policy.
Tax receipts are issued on request in writing to the Sistas team
PRIVACY ACT (1993)
In providing personal information you acknowledge that:
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO CONSENT
During the conference, we will be taking photos and filming various aspects of the conference including group images. Please note that we may use these shots to advertise future events. LIFE reserves the right to use this material for promotional purposes.
SEATING & CARE
If you require special seating (for medical conditions) for the conference please request in writing with supporting documentation by 30th August 2018. While our team will make every effort to accommodate your requests, not all needs can be met.
Delegates are responsible to arrange their own visa required for entry into New Zealand. Once registered and payment has been received in full a confirmation of registration letter can be sent to you via email. You must provide your full name, organisation you are representing, and residential address to the LIFE Conference Team. Please note we do not provide letters of invitation to delegates.
Where will Miss Sistas be held? Our Miss Sistas will be attending the main sessions at Sistas with their own sessions on Friday and Saturday which are aimed at high school aged girls. There is also a special hangout space for our Miss Sistas in The Local.