DevNet’s conferences have been held biennially since 1998.

Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest, regular conference on international development, provides a great opportunity for people from Aotearoa, the Pacific and others to learn from each other and from international experts. Keynote speakers have included Robert Chambers, Robert Wade, Stuart Corbridge, Celita Eccher, Ema Golea Tagicakibau, Marilyn Waring, Michael Edwards, Motarilovoa Hilda Lini, Charles Waldegrave, Manuka Henare, Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, Jan Pronk and Don Clark.

Conferences are generally rotated amongst Aotearoa New Zealand Universities. Proceedings or conference papers are available from all past conferences.

2022 – Navigating Development in Troubled Waters

Auckland University, Auckland

2020 – Development Matters

Massey University, Palmerston North

2018 – Disruption and Renewal

University of Canterbury, Christchurch

2016 – Pacific Currents, Global Tides 

Victoria University, Wellington

2014 – From Vulnerability to Resilience: Partnerships for Development 

Otago University, Dunedin

2012 – International Development Conference: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice

Auckland University, Auckland

2010 – Making Development Sustainable: Connections, Learning, Commitment

Massey University, Palmerston North

2008 – Peripheral Vision

Victoria University, Wellington

2006 – Southern Perspectives on Development: Dialogue or Division?

University of Otago, Dunedin

2004 – Development on the Edge

Auckland University, Auckland

2002 – Contesting Development: Pathways to Better Practice

Massey University, Palmerston North

2000 – Poverty, Prosperity and Progress

Victoria University, Wellington

1998 – Linkages in Development: Issues of Governance

University of Auckland, Auckland