ALGIM Autumn Conference

GIS and Information & Records Management

October 2020 | Wellington

2020 ALGIM Autumn Conference

Conference date moved

We have been keeping a close eye on the developing COVID-19/coronavirus situation, including recent developments around travel restrictions both for international travelers and council staff, and the need to prevent community transmission.

As a result of these, and in the interest of the safety of our delegates and staff, the ALGIM Autumn Conference will no longer be going ahead on 11-12 May 2020.

However, we know how few opportunities there are for GIS and Information and Records Management to meet and network in the local government sector, so the decision has been made to move the event until later in the year.

We are currently working on holding it in October this year in Wellington. As you’ll be aware there are still a lot of unknowns with COVID-19 and how it will impact New Zealand over the coming months. With the current situation being very fluid, we will keep you updated regularly.

What if you can’t make it?

We know this change may not work for everyone, and how limited your training budgets are. If you have registered and would like a refund, please let us know and we will arrange this for you.

Going forward

ALGIM prides itself on holding an event focused just for local government GIS and Information/Records Management. We put a lot of work into it each year, and we are deeply disappointed to have to postpone it.

There is the possibility that the programme may change slightly, as we check speakers’ availability for the new dates. We will keep the online programme updated so you always have the latest information.

Early bird pricing and awards entries will remain open until closer to the time. If you’d still like to register for the conference in this financial year, please feel free to do so.

Further enquiries

If you have any other questions about this cancellation or our future plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us on or 06 351 6330

Keynote speakers


Alicia McKay
Public Sector Strategy Enthusiast

 Mark Goleby
Chief Data and Information Management Officer
City of Sydney
 Lance Burdett
Motivational Speaker


  • Spatially predicting the risks of climate change
  • Using spatial analysis in planning
  • GIS mapping for sea level rise
  • Making use of historical orthophotography

  • Managing social media as records
  • Office 365 and complying with the PRA
  • Using AI to manage records
  • Digital preservation

Pre-Conference workshops

Lower Hutt's drone journey

Measuring, monitoring and reporting for IRM

An overview of Hutt City Council's journey with drones, including details on applications, rationales, equipment and more!

A workshop that that will explore how measuring, monitoring and reporting on information and records activities can support planning and and convey value.

Other highlights

  • Site visits are returning! Take the opportunity to visit local GIS and IRM organisations
  • Award finalist case studies (get your nominations in here)
  • GIS and IRM collaborative discussion opportunities
  • Networking with local government colleagues

Women in Spatial Summit

Feeling a bit lost? Need some direction in your career? ALGIM are working with the Women in Spatial group to run a Women In Spatial Summit on Wednesday 13th May 2020!

The summit aims to connect the regional WIS community in a day long event which will provide tools and inspiration to support your career growth and leadership. You will have chances to participate through lightning talks and panel questions, build your networking skills, make new friends, hear from a variety of industry leading speakers, bring new techniques and ideas back to your organisation, and learn what you need to progress your career to the next step.

Early bird tickets are $55, standard tickets are $70 (ex gst).

Register here

Accommodation deals

West Plaza Hotel

Phone: 04 473 1440 Ext 249

$160 room only per room per night
$185 room & breakfast per room per night

When you call or email, quote local government and if you would like to book the room only or room & breakfast rate offering, all room bookings are subject to availability.

Novotel and IBIS

Please find the below link that will provide the preferred accommodation discount at the Ibis and Novotel Wellington.

James Cook Grand Chancellor

To take advantage of the special rate, quote the confirmation number 341864 when booking.

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