Submitting an Event

Submissions are now closed!


What you need to know

This year our submission process will follow a simple two-part process. 

You must have both parts submitted and finalised by 30 April. Following receipt of your part-one submission, your application will be reviewed* and if accepted, you’ll move on to part two to complete your event submission and pay your booking fee. 

Below is an outline of the information you’ll need to provide for part one.


Event title: up to 70 characters

Event Date/s: between 22 - 30 May 2021

Event Time/s: You can pick any time that suits you, first in first locked in. If we have too many over this period or may clash with another event similar we will be in contact.

If you plan to run multiple events (e.g. different events and/or different locations), please submit a separate listing for each event. Note you will be required to pay the standard event fee of $49.00 plus GST for each event. However, if your single event runs across multiple days (e.g. starts Monday morning and ends Tuesday evening), this should be submitted as one event and you will only pay a single event fee of $49.00 plus GST.

Event Description: A full description of the event, making sure everyone understands what the event is about and that this also fits with the themes for Techweek21. Have a think about who might be speaking at your event, however you can add in the speaker details at a later date. Please also consider all the following (audience, category, type of event).

What type of event will this be for Techweek 21 and where will this event take place?

  • Expo/showcase/demo
  • Hackathon
  • Hybrid
  • Multi day event 
  • Networking event
  • Other
  • Physical
  • Virtual 


Target Audience:  Please choose up to 5 to fit your audience of your event from the following:

Business owners Youth (13-18)
Entrepreneurs Students (18 plus)
C Suite Seniors
Senior Management Families
Corporates Women
SMEs Developers
Start-ups Technology Buyers
Government Investors
Children (5-12) Media


Event category: Please think about what type category your event fits within: Education (Schools & Tertiary) or Community or Business & Industry.

Event theme: Take into consideration the event themes for Techweek21, and make sure your event is aligned with at least one of the following: 

Event Themes:  
Taking tech to the world Showcase how New Zealand local tech businesses are succeeding on the global stage. Inspire others.
Attracting tech investment  An opportunity to raise the profile of your business and NZ as an attractive destination for technology, and innovation investment and research. 
Attracting tech talent  An opportunity for businesses and regions to raise their profile as a place where top quality tech talent wants to work and live.
Celebrating regional stories Tech-related examples of inspiration, education and commercial success for local regions throughout New Zealand.
Start-up stories: Success for Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses & SME's  An educational and inspirational showcase of success for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses. Ways to digitally enable small businesses.
Accelerating business growth with tech Informative and inspirational examples of New Zealand businesses enabling exponential growth through tech. Or ways to grow your business.
Inspiring tech careers for the next generation Encourage and inspire vocational pathways into tech by connecting young people and their families/teachers with employers and business. 
Future tech workforce: Career change pathways  Encourage and inspire people to consider a new career in tech.
Connecting communities  Inspire people to engage with technology and the tech sector with events in local schools and/or events for whanau and kids, seniors, and community groups.

Good for the world: Sustainable innovation and technology Showcase the role technology can play in well-being, sustainability, digital inclusion, climate change, cleantech and making the world a better place.


If you have any further questions please feel free to contact your Regional Coordinator or