Welcome to SOCCON 2017!

Developing Global Citizens is our goal for 2017.

As the World becomes ever more globalized it is imperative that our students are prepared to think globally and act locally. Social Sciences is where students will develop the skills needed to have multiple careers and be able to understand complex World events.  As educators we are tasked with preparing our students to succeed in an ever changing World. This conference aims to inspire us all to continue to foster the belief that our students can be leading members in a globalized world.

We invite you to listen to our Globally minded Keynote Speakers and Headliners; to participate in workshops led by contributors who think Globally and Act Locally; to check out the Globally Connected educational exhibitors; to chat with other Globally minded teachers; and to leave the conference inspired to take what you have experienced back to your classroom and help your students positively impact the World.

Come to SocCon – Napier, Hawkes Bay, in October 2017. Developing Global Citizens!

Andrew Lessard
Convenor on behalf of the Hawkes Bay conference committee


Napier War Memorial Conference Centre, Napier


4, 5 and 6 of October 2017


To learn, develop, engage, share, participate and enjoy what it is you do in a fantastic environment with likeminded people.


A three-day conference programme jam packed with Keynote and Headline Speakers, Workshops, Informative Debates, Social Functions, Field Trips, Professional Networking and SO MUCH MORE!


A HUGE range of Speakers and Presenters on a vast range of topics – check out our impressive Conference Programme HERE.

For the Family:

Hawkes Bay is a world class destination for any family. Whether it be a trip out to Cape Kidnappers, a wine tour on a bicycle or spending time along Marine Parade at the National Aquarium or skate park.  We have arranged a wide range of discounted prices for you to enjoy during your stay here in Napier.

Visit SocCon 2015 for past programme, papers, links & more…