The last time we ran our flagship youth workers conference was in 2019. It seems a lifetime ago that we gathered in Ohope as a community of youth workers, ministers and elders, who share a youth ministry kaupapa . With the nation moving into the new traffic light system, we have confidence that we will be able to run the Connect conference, but at this stage with the uncertainty of exactly how the traffic light system will work, we cannot yet confirm where it will happen in 2022.
With this being said, we have provisionally booked two different venues in two different parts of country during the July School holidays. We have booked both the 14-16 July in Auckland and the 22 –24 July in Wellington. After observing the roll out of the traffic light system, conversations with experts and stakeholders, we will make an announcement on the 21 Feb, which will clarify if we are going to run Connect, where and when.
Please put both these dates in your diaries. We know you understand there is much uncertainty in the country at the moment and why we are not able to announce a date and venue for Connect at this time.