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The conference that challenges educational inequity

uLearn23 is a call to action for leaders in the wider education ecosystem to challenge educational inequity in Aotearoa. Those who attend uLearn can expect to deepen their understanding of equity, and feel empowered to address inequities for learners.

Over two and a half days you’ll engage with current thinking around barriers for learners, and explore innovative responses. You’ll hear real-life examples and research from practitioners, thought leaders, communities, cultural leaders, rangatahi and tamariki.

Create your own interactive uLearn experience! With over 50 sessions to choose from, you can select a range of pathways and workshops as you tailor a programme specific to your interests.



uLearn23 will feature

  • 600+ delegates
  • Two and a half days of 50+ diverse workshops and presentations
  • 4 Kaihautū (Keynotes) speakers
  • Kaiwhakahihiko (Activator) speakers and Toi Ako (Edutainment)
  • A focus on embracing unique local cultural landscapes
  • Catering for delegates on the exhibition floor
  • 50+ exhibitors
  • Live podcast and gathering spaces
  • uLearn dinner and dance (tickets sold separately)

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An annual education event for 16 years, uLearn is an award-winning conference for education professionals and those in the wider education ecosystem. Consistently at the forefront of educational thinking, uLearn has an established reputation for being delivered in ways that honour te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Traditionally a face-to-face event, even COVID-19 didn’t derail us! uLearn was delivered online in 2020, 2021 and 2022, taking out the Best COVID-19 Response for an Event at the New Zealand Event Awards in 2021.

uLearn 2023 is back face-to-face and proudly coming to you from Manukau in Tāmaki Makaurau – the largest Polynesian city in the world.

We can’t wait to see you in-person at this year’s uLearn!


Since 2022, CORE Education has partnered with the Education Partnership and Innovation Trust (EPIT) to deliver uLearn. Our partnership was formed to advance shared equity goals and support existing, new and emerging transformative partnerships to form and thrive around our learning equity kaupapa.

We acknowledge and thank EPIT for their guidance and support on uLearn, and other learning equity initiatives being undertaken in partnership with CORE.

Check out more of the mahi EPIT undertake here.