Information for travel

We have updated the program and added more information to help you prepare for your arrival into Wellington, so please browse our Wellington A-Z and the other pages under the Plan Your Trip tab. Includes information on packing, getting around, power plugs and adaptors, and other useful tips.

You can find local weather at NZ Metservice. Please note the local currency is the NZ Dollar — you can exchange prior to arrival, at the airport, or at a currency exchange point around the city. Mastercard and VISA are widely accepted across the city. If you haven’t booked into the mid-conference day trip, please jump on one of the few remaining places.

Otherwise, as we say in New Zealand, haere mai! (be welcome, greeting) and we look forward to showing you around the coolest little city in the world.

Mid-conference tours

The half-day tour has been cancelled due to a lack of participation. The full-day Palliser Bay and marae tour on 10 July is nearly filled. If you are interested in this tour exploring the history and culture of the Wellington region, you can book here until Sunday 7 July (NZT).  Requests to join the tour at registration are possible, but dependent upon availability.

Program is Out

We are pleased to announce the program for WCA ABC 2019.  You can view the searchable program at this link

Monday 8 July, the conference kicks off in the afternoon with a fantastic double plenary and cultural events, followed by a delicious dinner in Wellington’s iconic Michael Fowler Centre.  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the conference is hosted at Massey University’s Mt Cook campus overlooking the city.  More maps and directions on how to get around the city will be on the website shortly, and closer to the event we will give you more information to help you prepare for your arrival into Wellington.

In the meantime, you can use the Conftool login created when you submitted your paper to view details of presentations and generate a Visa letter if required.  Furthermore, for the conference, we will be using the Eventor app.

Eventor runs on both iOS and Android devices, and gives you up-to-date access to the general schedule and your personal agenda, speaker information, maps, announcements, and other useful information while at the conference. Information on how to download Eventor and access the program can be found here. and you can use this app to start planning your personal conference agenda.

But now is the time to make plans for your stay in Wellington.  Hotel rooms are filling fast, so please book early via this link to get the best rateEarlybird registration finishes June 15, but you can register right up to the conference

Finally, there are only a few spots left on the various conference tours available. Information and bookings can be found here.

If you require any further assistance to prepare for WCA ABC 2019, please email

We look forward to welcoming you to Wellington for an exciting conference.

Hei konā mai

The WCA ABC 2019 Committee

First Round Acceptances Out

To assist in travel planning, we will be releasing acceptance letters in waves as the reviewing process is finalized. To that end, the first round of acceptances were sent out at the end of last week.

You can also check the status of your submissions via the conftool portal using the login you created when you made your submission to the conference.

If you have notifications on the conftool portal but have yet to receive an email, please check your spam filters, add and to your whitelists, and ensure you have validated your email via conftool. If you are still not receiving emails, please get in touch.

Congratulations to those who have received acceptances. Registration is now available under the registration tab, and we look forward to greeting you in Wellington in July.


Welcome to the 2019 Biennial World Communication Association Conference & the 16th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the Association for Business Communication.