International SDS conference in New Zealand

A call for papers for Building Momentum 16 - 17 November 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.

A call for abstracts for 'Building Momentum' taking place in Auckland on 16 - 17 November 2016.

UPDATE: deadline for abstracts extended until 31st March.

Join thought leaders from NZ and across the globe to discover how self-direction can work for everyone. 

Hear from local and international experts about different models of self-direction – how it works, the challenges and opportunities, and what it looks like in practice.

We are seeking expressions of interest in the form of an abstract from professionals, organisations, funders, people using self-directed approaches and their families for work-stream presentations.

There will be two streams - one focused on policy, governance and research, and the other for people using self-direction, their families and communities.

We are particularly interested in different self-direction models and innovative ways people or organisations are using these models to craft a good life.

Please submit your abstract of 200 words by 9am Monday 14 March 2016 online at: 

or email it to: