Important notice : Please note that a technical setting indicates that the sessions are recorded at the Virtual Conference but most sessions will not be recorded.  So please register and attend so that you don’t miss out.  The sessions that are recorded will only be available to people that have registered.

Registration is now open to all events The NZDSA Virtual Conference to Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Please follow this link to view and register for free:


Our first event is Tuesday the 3rd of October, be sure to register now for Getting to the good life – The importance of having a vision hosted by Bridget Snedden president of Down Syndrome International (DSi).

The theme for the NZDSA Virtual Down Syndrome Conference is “Inclusion” and we will be offering a huge variety of high-profile Kiwi and international expert speakers who will cover a wide range of topics including Enabling Good Lives, education, employment, relationships, siblings, and more! The conference will include topics for people with Down syndrome, parents, siblings, whānau, educators, professionals and allies.

The NZDSA is delighted to offer free registration to the Virtual Conference, and by utilising modern video conferencing technology, we can remove both the geographical and financial barriers that have previously prevented our community from participating in a national conference. The Virtual Conference is an opportunity for our community to connect from the comfort of their homes or during a lunch time break to explore key topics related to Inclusion, meet with other members of our community and celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Events are run from 3rd October to the 21st October with sessions at 7pm during the week and some lunchtime weekday sessions. We will also have a few sessions on Saturday mornings and afternoons.

PLEASE NOTE: we are utilising Zoom’s newest Events software for the Virtual Conference and you may need to update your current Zoom software. But don’t worry, it is very easy to do so – when you register you will receive an online ticket via email, at the bottom of this ticket there is a link to update your software if required, we recommend you do this before the events start.