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Become part of The Change

Welcome to the largest gathering in the world to advance gender equity and equality in sport and physical activity. Rarau mai rā ki tēnei huihuinga whakahirahira.

14—17 Nov 2022
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Aotearoa, New Zealand
Te Pokapū, The Aotea Centre | Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland & Online

Join our global community of action on the journey toward and beyond the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport in November.

For centuries, people have navigated by the stars. The appearance of Matariki, the kāhui whetū (star cluster) sacred to the Māori people of Aotearoa New Zealand, heralds new beginnings and is a predictor of good fortune, positive change and prosperity. We will assemble under Matariki, with each of our themes aligned to a different whetū (star).

These themes, and the contemporary lenses we will examine them through, have been nominated as most important by our global community of action. They will form the basis of a unique, social learning programme designed by 150+ experts in 30+ countries.

Join us in person or virtually. Connect, collaborate, create. Immerse yourself in our shared Kaupapa (cause) and access the world’s best insights, case studies, toolkits, ideas and stories of change woven together to inspire and accelerate more change in the future.

  • Leadership


    Whetū: Matariki
    The Mother of all Stars
    Empowering women to lead systems change
  • Social Change

    Social Change

    Whetū: Ururangi
    The Winds of the Sky
    Championing social movements and experiences
  • Active Lives

    Active Lives

    Whetū: Waipunarangi
    The Rains of Change
    Enabling the enjoyment of active lives
  • High Performance

    High Performance

    Whetū: Hiwa-i-te-rangi
    The Promise of Prosperity
    Supporting women to excel at the highest global levels
  • Visibility and Voice

    Visibility and Voice

    Whetū: Tipuārangi
    The Successful Harvest
    Growing the value and influence of women and girls
  • Indigeneity
  • Technology, Data & Innovation
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Systems, Resources and Investment
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Human Rights
  • Integrity
Two ways to join the journey
Two ways to join the journey
Two ways to join the journey
Two ways to join the journey
Hybrid or
virtual experience

The Journey



A gathering like no other, the kāhui whetu (star cluster), Matariki, continues to provide us with navigation. Now, four related Māori whakataukī (proverbs) lead us through a full experiential journey and give you the flexibility to set your own path forward.

  • Curate your own virtual or in person experience
  • Access an internationally designed programme
  • Interact with experts in person and virtually
  • Collaborate and build global networks
  • Engage with exhibitors online and in-venue
  • Gain access to practical, successful strategies
  • Add skills, knowledge and resources to your toolkit
  • Learn about bicultural and multicultural approaches
  • Watch content again on-demand at any time

How to participate

You can join the virtual-only experience with the Inspire Pass or get the best of both worlds by attending in person and virtually with the InspirePLUS Pass.

  • Inspire pass

    Virtual Experience
    • Accessible from anywhere in the world.
    • Live content. Fully interactive.
    • Repeat view at your leisure.
    • Connect to the virtual platform on any device, from wherever you are.
    • Select what you attend and when. Watch content again after it's been recorded from live sessions.
    • Contribute to the conversation in real time, through interactive sessions and chat functions.
    • Connect and network with other international participants from around the globe.
    • Upgrade to the InspirePLUS Pass Hybrid Experience at any time.
    Standard pricing to 17 November 2022
    • Band 1: NZD $900 I USD $630
    • Band 2: NZD $625 I USD $435
    • Band 3: NZD $525 I USD $365
    • Student: NZD $150 | USD $105
  • InspirePLUS pass

    Hybrid Experience | Virtual + In Person
    • Join us physically in Auckland, New Zealand.
    • Network and collaborate in person and live online.
    • Plus full access to the Virtual Experience.
    Everything in the Inspire pass, PLUS:
    • Join us in-person at a world class conference venue, in the heart of the city.
    • Enjoy exceptional event theatres, breakout rooms and exhibition spaces to network and learn in.
    • Follow the interests. Pick and choose what you attend in-person, and what you join online.
    • Plan your stay! Choose from a range of accommodation, food, entertainment and sightseeing options.
    Registrations close on 9 November 2022
    • Band 1: NZD $1,100 | USD $765
    • Band 2: NZD $750 | USD $520
    • Band 3: NZD $625 | USD $435
    • Student: NZD $400 | USD $280
  • GROUPInspire pass

    Mix + Match Pass Types and Experiences
    • 5% discount for groups of 5 and over.
    • Mix virtual and hybrid Pass types across Bands 1, 2 and 3.
    • Register and promote your Delegation.
    Mix + Match the Inspire and InspirePLUS passes, and:
    • Put together a bespoke package of Passes to best suit your requirements.
    • Join as a group with members across multiple organisations or countries.
    • Register a Delegation and demonstrate the commitment of your organisation.
    • Bespoke cost is dependent on the final package of Passes selected.
    • Discount applies to Earlybird and Standard; deadlines still apply.
    • Group bookings may incur administration fees.
    • Student registrations are excluded from the group rate and cannot be used to access a discount.

Three pass prices have been set in accordance with World Bank economy rankings. 

High Income (Band 1)
Upper Middle Income (Band 2)
Low and Lower Middle Income (Band 3).

Visit the World Bank website to find out what your country's ranking is.

Before you register, please read the Registration Terms and Conditions

Become an exhibitor or event partner

Increase the profile of your organisation in world sport. Position your organisation at the forefront of the gender equity and equality movement worldwide. Create a platform for your organisation to showcase its products, services and people to global decision-makers. Connect with key influencers in person and virtually, enabling you to build solid relationships for the future.

Choose an exhibition or partner option and get noticed!
  • $1,000 > $6,300 NZD +GST

    Exhibitor Packages
  • $2,500 > $7,500 NZD + GST

    Session Partner Packages
  • $15,000 NZD + GST

    Event Partner Package