The 2011 PRINZ Conference was about art, science and much more!

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The verbal and written feedback we have had from the PRINZ Conference and the Awards has been exceptional. Here are some comments we have received from attendees:

“The conference was excellent. Good diversity of speakers, a warm atmosphere and an ‘x-factor’ I’d call heart.” Duncan Stuart, Kudos Organisational Dynamics

“The PRINZ Conference is awesome. So much to think about here, and use.” Dr Jocelyn Williams, Unitec

“Wonderful conference … I have gained so much from it … an unforgettable experience” Cindy Wong, NZTE

“A big thank you for a superb conference – the array of speakers was great and they were all excellent. I came away with lots of nuggets.”

“I thought the conference was A plus.” Margie Comrie, Massey University

“… an outstanding conference! It had a great programme, variety of excellent speakers and was very well organised.”

”… a great conference, great hospitality and excellent organisation.”

“Really enjoyed the conference. Sir Paul Callaghan was a stand out performance.”

Delegates networking at the 2011 Conference

We really appreciate the company of the 130 attendees – delegates and speakers – and the warm family feel that developed. Thanks to conference organiser Amanda Weatherley and to the PRINZ team – Deepti, Brad and Catherine Arrow for making it such a success. Thanks also to the main conference and awards sponsor Media Monitors and to supporting sponsors photographer Gerry le Roux from Sciencelens (see conference and awards photos here) and to our ever supportive friends from Perceptive Research

Gez Johns (NZTA) with his winner trophy for Special Event/Project

Congratulations to all the award winners and highly commended entries (see the full list here) – especially to the Supreme Award winner Melanie Palmer from Zespri International and Angela Brady from Catalyst Communications for their work on the Psa outbreak in the kiwifruit industry. Melanie’s conference presentation of the work was a model of crisis communications excellence. We are preparing an e-book of case studies from the awards.

For PRINZ members who weren’t able to make it along, we are hoping to be able to bring some of the presentations out to divisional events. We will also be putting presentations and audio up on the PRINZ website over the next couple of weeks – and we’ll let you know when these are available. Look out for updates on

You can also have a look at for key points from the conference as shared by Dr. Jocelyn Williams (PRINZ member and Head of Communication Studies, Unitec).

Tim Marshall

Chief Executive

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