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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 2006

6.00pm   Friday 11 August 2006 - OPENING RECEPTION

Heritage Floor, Auckland Central Library
44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland
6.30pm   Powhiri followed by speeches
7.00pm   Light refreshments served
   

Banana in a Nutshell  advance DVD launch (sales available)

   
“We Are”
- Cultural Signals exhibition

SATURDAY 12 AUGUST, 2006 - FORUM

8.15am   Registration
9.00am  

Welcome - Kai Luey
National President, New Zealand Chinese Association

    Opening Remarks - Mervin Singham
Director, Office of Ethnic Affairs
Read the speech notes
9.30am  

Keynote Address - Dr. Robyn Dixon, University of Auckland
“Identity Formation from Early Childhood to Adolescence”
Read the paper


10.00am   Morning Tea


10.30am  

Living with Multiple Identities – more complex than you think

   

Chairperson - Mua Strickson-Pua (Chinese Samoan)
Jenny Lee (Chinese Maori)
Andrew Young (Chinese New Zealander) Read his speech notes
Gia Nghi Phung (Chinese Vietnamese)
David Do (Gay Chinese New Zealander) Read his presentation notes


12 noon   Lunch


1.00pm

Keynote Address - Dr. James Liu, Victoria University of Wellington
 “Chinese New Zealanders – our sense of belonging in the NZ context"

1.45pm   Reel Asians – seeing ourselves on screen
    Chairperson- Helene Wong (writer, actor and film critic NZ Listener)
Alex Lee (Malaysian Chinese filmmaker and film festival organiser)
Sylvia Yang - producer of Sunshine Beyond the Rain
2.45pm   Afternoon tea



3.15pm  

Creative NZ Chinese  - NZ’s burgeoning cultural-creative voices

    Chairperson - Tze Ming Mok (writer and first Chinese editor of Landfall literary journal )
Ted Chen, Founder, Cultural Signals www.culturalsignals.org.nz
Ant Sang, illustrator, comic artist, bro’Town designer
Kelvin Soh, The Wilderness
Vikki Cheng, member of The Rice Girls - Read her paper
4.15pm  

Special guest speaker - Sándor Lau 
Confessions of a Secret Asian Man
Read his paper

       
4.30pm   Closing summary  
       
5.00pm   Kiwi Asian Fashion Show
Catwalk Extravaganza - Kiwi Asian fashion designers
Hip Hop Performance - David Tsai (aka DVerdict)
     
5.30pm   Forum ends
     

6.30pm

Dinner (optional extra) – Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, 57-59 Wakefield Street, Auckland Central

REGISTRATION FEES
Individual - $75.00 (incl GST)
Full-time Student - $35.00 (incl GST)
Organisations/Institutions per person - $100.00 (incl GST)
Forum Dinner (optional and BYO) - $30.00 (incl GST)

FORUM VENUE
Lecture Theatre WA220 AUT University, Wellesley Campus A Block, |
55 Wellesley Street, Auckland
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