56th Annual Conference – 4th to 7th September 2023
Christchurch New Zealand
The Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand announces the 56th Annual Conference which will be held at the Rydges Latimer, Christchurch New Zealand.
The hotel, Rydges Latimer, is in the heart of downtown Christchurch, 10.5km from the airport.
The Conference this year will conclude after breakfast on Thursday, 7 September, giving you time to enjoy Christchurch and catching up face-to-face with other members, seeing that our last Conference in person was back in 2019! Flights departing Christchurch for overseas are in the afternoon. Then, again, you might wish to take a day or two extra to see the beautiful South Island of New Zealand, including a day train trip on the TranzAlpine, from Christchurch to Greymouth.
Dr Michael-Andreas Nobel, canon law professor at St Paul University, Ottawa, will be giving several presentations: Church Records and Privacy; a Tribunal Handbook; Vulnerable Persons, the Code and Vos Estis; and a workshop, The Role of Assessors in Marriage Nullity Cases. The program has details of the other presentations and workshops.
The Conference will be held face-to-face (following public health guidelines). It will not be presented on Zoom, nor will it be recorded for later viewing online.
Members pay $1,200 Early-Bird (until 31 May 2023, then $1,350) and Non-Members pay $1,350 Early-Bird (until 31 May 2023, then $1,500).
The conference fee includes all meals and accommodation (3 nights), and drinks at dinner. Compared with other conferences, the CLSANZ Conference is the cheapest, partly because the Society’s funds subsidise the Conference and associated costs.