Techweek19 School Series

We're excited to present the Techweek19 School Series — events for children of all ages! We have an exciting programme in store, focussed on inspiring the next generation and building critical skills.

With daily webcast events that you can access nationwide, the programme for the week also includes events featuring role models from the tech sector and hands-on activities to get kids engaged with science and technology.

Below the school series you'll find more events running throughout the week for kids, and for the whole family. This programme will continue to grow over the next few weeks — check back in for more as we get closer to May!


Techweek School Series: Casting from the Future - Creative Technology

Virtual, Nationwide Webcast
20 May — 10:00am - 12:00pm Free

Join OMGTech! for a live stream focused on creative technology. Join in with hands on experiments and hear from inspirational role models


Techweek School Series: Turning students into Tech Superheroes

Virtual, Nationwide Webcast
21 May — 10:00am - 11:00am Free

Join us for an interactive webcast to learn about innovation, entrepreneurship and STEM!


Techweek School Series: 21st Century Skills Workshop

Virtual, Nationwide Webcast
22 May — 10:00am - 11:30am Free

Learn critical 21st century skills with a hands-on workshop from Code Avengers


Techweek School Series: How to Create an App

Virtual, Nationwide Webcast
23 May — 10:00am - 11:00am Free

Want a fun and interactive session in your classroom to teach kids about app building?


Techweek School Series: Creating the next generation of tech entrepreneurs

Virtual, Nationwide Webcast
24 May — 10:30am - 11:30am Free

Run for Students by Students, learn how to transform an idea to reality through digital skills.

Great Ball Contraption Build Day

Te Manawa , Manawatu-Whanganui
23 May — 9:00am - 3:00pm Free

Build your amazing Great Ball Contraption Module
10 free loan kits for pri / int schools from Manawatu/Rangitikei or bring own VEX IQ kit.


AUT City Campus - WG201, Level 2 Sir Paul Reeves Building, Auckland
24 May — 11:00am - 3:00pm Free

See and experience a range of creative multidisciplinary student projects from AUT's School of Art + Design.

How to SLAY in Tech without getting technical - Women in Tech

Signal ICT Graduate School, Christchurch
22 May — 4:00pm - 6:00pm Free

Build a successful and rewarding career in Technology without sacrificing your lifestyle – or writing a single line of code!


Rotorua Library - Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua
24 May — 10:00am - 11:00am Free

Use cubes to create robots which will move, light up and play sounds!

DCBC School of Computer Science Open Day

Dunedin City Baptist Church, Dunedin
26 May — 2:00pm - 3:00pm Free

Come along to this free tech demonstration.

DuneCorps - Multiplayer Gaming Event

Sargood Centre, Dunedin
25 May — 10:00am - 2:00pm Free

A community initiative for young video game enthusiasts to exercise their favourite gaming hobby in an authentic, social atmosphere.

Dunedin TEXpo 2019

Otago Campus Precinct, Dunedin
25 May — 11:00am - 3:00pm Free

See and experience Dunedin's most innovative tech products, research and industries.

Māori and Pasifika in Tech

TupuToa , Auckland
21 May — 6:30pm - 7:30pm Free

Come and hear stories of Māori and Pacific people in Tech and find out about opportunities in the sector.

Everything is Connected Exhibition

Geoff Wilson Gallery, Northland
20 — 24 May Free

Everything is Connected Exhibition features innovative, interactive artworks by a group of local digital artists and creative technologists

Girls Night Out! - Inspiring Women Who Changed the World With Tech

Hastings Library, Hawke's Bay
24 May — 6:15pm - 8:15pm Free

An interactive workshop that showcases pioneering women in tech - inspiring the next generation of girls to follow in their footsteps.

Girls Night Out! - Inspiring Women Who Changed the World With Tech

Hawke's Bay Business Hub, Hawke's Bay
23 May — 6:00pm - 8:00pm Free

An interactive workshop that showcases pioneering women in tech - inspiring the next generation of girls to follow in their footsteps.

Have a go with LEGO Mindstorms and FIRST LEGO League Challenge mats!

Imagination Station, Christchurch
25 — 26 May Free

Drop in and have a go with LEGO Mindstorms and FIRST LEGO League Competition mats!


Balmacewen Intermediate School, Dunedin
23 May — 9:00am - 3:00pm Paid

Girls designing solutions to problems with software!


Maori Tech Showcase - Rangatahi (Youth)

Claudelands, Waikato
21 May — 12:00pm - 3:00pm Free

Rangatahi and Technology - celebrating learning and experience opportunities for Rangatahi in technology and innovation

Minecraft Hour of Code

Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin
25 May — 11:00am - 3:00pm Free

Take part in a supervised online tutorial that will help you explore computer coding, working with the popular Minecraft game.

Ngahere Drone Challenge

Te Haa O Manukau, Auckland
21 May — 12:00pm - 2:00pm Free

Try your hand as a drone pilot with a series of precision based challenges. We have drones from different price ranges and skill levels.


ON : Creating tomorrow, today.

Victory Convention Centre, Auckland
20 May — 8:30am - 3:15pm Free

Welcome to ON, a full-day conference filled with entrepreneurs, tech-focused panels, interactive expos and tech-prizes to be won by all.

Pedal Powered Pictures

100% Dimocks Hawera, Taranaki
23 May — 7:00pm - 8:30pm Free

Watching a short movie is as EASY as pedalling a bike.... or is it?


Robot Smackdown

Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre, Auckland
26 May — 10:00am - 5:00pm Free

Robots live among us - they are friendly.. mostly.
This is a celebration of all things robotic being built in our communities!



Turner Centre , Northland
25 May — 4:30pm - 6:00pm Free

Inspiring every generation



Wairoa Gaiety Theatre , Hawke's Bay
23 May — 12:45pm - 2:15pm Free

Whakamanatia te hunga wāhine ki te Ao Matihiko! Celebrating Women in Digital Technology!



Waimate Regent Theatre , South Canterbury
20 May — 6:00pm - 7:30pm Free

Ada.Ada.Ada. exists to help people, especially girls and women, engage with technology and stem as a career

Southland Schools Tech Tour

Southland Schools Tech Tour , Southland
24 May — 9:30am - 12:30pm Free

TECH TOUR - Visit Venture Southland's Satellite Tracking Station, Focus Technology, Southland District Council (IT Services-including GIS Mapping).

Taupo Tech Talk

Great Lake Centre, Taupo
20 May — 5:30pm - 8:30pm Free

We have invited guest speakers who will be presenting in 'Pecha Kucha' style on topics all related to technology.

The Future of Space in New Zealand

Memorial Theatre, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington
21 May — 5:30pm - 7:00pm Free

Join the conversation with space experts at a public panel discussion in Wellington.

The Future of Space in New Zealand

Sir Owen Glenn Building (Business School), The University of Auckland’s City Campus, Auckland
20 May — 5:30pm - 7:00pm Free

Join the conversation with space experts at a public panel discussion in Auckland.

The Future of Space in New Zealand

Engineering Core Buliding, Christchurch
22 May — 5:30pm - 7:00pm Free

Join the conversation with space experts at a public panel discussion in Christchurch.


Te Wā Heke: Invent the Future Festival

Lower Hutt Events Centre, Wellington
24 — 25 May Free

Experience how technology is changing the way we live through interactive exhibits on our future city.

Tech Talk

Puke Ariki , Taranaki
22 May — 5:30pm - 6:30pm Free

Join us for a discussion about Virtual Reality technology!


B:HIVE aka The Business Hive - Smales Farm, Auckland
21 May — 4:00pm - 6:00pm Free

Examine the future of tech with leading tech innovators. Be part of the conversation!


Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, Taranaki
22 — 25 May Paid

Tech goes to the movies! Join us at the cinema to enjoy some sci-fi gems

Techflix By The Sea

Everybody's Theatre, Taranaki
25 May — 1:00pm - 9:30pm Paid

Techflix goes coastal! Join us at Opunake's historic cinema to enjoy some sci-fi gems



Xero HQ, Auckland
25 May — 9:30am - 2:00pm Paid

Get ready for a fun morning of meeting likeminded people, hearing inspirational stories, and learning more about tech.


Techweek TV : Tuia 250 - A Nation Born of Sailors

23 May — 10:00am - 10:55am Free

The Tuia 250 Voyage, understanding the story

UC innovation that is good for the world

Rehua Building, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
23 May — 5:00pm - 8:00pm Free

A showcase of innovative UC academic research that is good for the world


Vector Lights for Techweek

20 — 26 May Free

Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge will be lit up using the imagination of our next generation. Don't miss this incredible spectacle!

VEX IQ Robotics PD for Primary/Intermediate Teachers

Te Manawa , Manawatu-Whanganui
21 May — 10:00am - 3:00pm Free

PD for primary and intermediate school teachers.
Find out how easy it is to build, program and compete with VEX IQ robots.


Virtual Reality Experience

Puke Ariki , Taranaki
20 — 26 May Free

Join us for a Virtual Reality experience at Puke Ariki, and marvel as you enter impossible places and magical worlds!

Women in Tech - How women are rapidly reshaping our world

MOTAT, Gate C, Auckland
22 May — 4:00pm - 8:00pm Paid

#womenintech #workshops
We welcome you to join us for a night of talks with women within the tech industry, as well as exciting workshops organised by the education teams from The Mind Lab, MOTAT and special guests.

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