We are really excited to welcome you to Nelson for SocCon 2015 in September.

This will be the first time SocCon has been held outside a main centre. We want you to have a unique experience in our amazing region. We might be small but we have so much to offer. Click here for a taste of the Nelson region – mostly right on the hotel doorstep or very close by ! http://www.nelsonnz.com

We come to SocCon because we want the best outcomes for our students. To this purpose our conference is about teachers and their teaching. Our focus is not only on how we teach the various disciplines that make up the Social Sciences but also on pedagogy – how we teach that content to a diversity of learners.

The theme for the Nelson conference is CREATING COLLEGIAL CONNECTIONS

It  is always wonderful to meet up with so many people who are passionate about the Social Sciences. SocCon is our greatest opportunity to network with others who share our passion.

INSPIRING TEACHERS is our goal for 2015

We invite you to listen to our inspiring keynote speakers and headliners; to participate in workshops led by inspiring contributors; to check out the inspirational educational displays; to chat with other inspired teachers; and to leave the conference inspired to take what you have experienced back to your classroom.

The Call for Contributions/Abstracts is another opportunity for you to participate by showcasing / sharing  your work and passions.  From a poster through to a paper presentation or workshop – we encourage your contribution!

Bookmark this website and call back to see regular updates to speakers, programme and  things to do while you’re here.

Come to SocCon – Nelson, in September 2015. Create collegial connections and be inspired!

Mary Greenland & Jennifer Thomas
Co-convenors on behalf of the Top of the South Organising committee