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                         Kaihautū | Keynote speakers

                         Kaiwhakataki | MCs

Janelle Riki-Waaka

Kaiwhakahaere | Director at Riki Consultancy

Tainui Āwhiro, Ngāti Hauiti

Janelle, a vibrant and experienced leader and consultant, with a wealth of expertise in cultural competencies and te Tiriti o Waitangi education. She is now Kaiwhakahaere | Director at her own consultancy agency, Riki Consultancy. Janelle is focused on empowering our rangatahi to live, create, and innovate. She will be bringing this enthusiasm to the stage at uLearn23!


Stacey Morrison

Television and radio host, author and advocate

Ngāi Tahu, Te Arawa

Stacey is a dynamic and highly acclaimed television and radio host, known for her vibrant presence and unwavering commitment to championing the use and promotion of te reo Māori. Stacey's dedication extends beyond her professional career, she is actively involved with communities, adopting a community-based approach to language facilitation. She brings the passion and advocacy to the stage face-to-face at uLearn23.


                           Toi-Ako | Edutainment

           Kaiwhakahihiko | Activator speakers

Dr Hana O'Regan

Kāi Tahu

Tumu Whakarae | CEO Tātai Aho Rau Core Education

Bio and Session Details

Dr Jeanne Teisina

Director, Akoteu Kato Kakala

Bio and Session Details

Students, Tū Kōkiri, Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand

Michelle Johansson

Kaitiaki | CEO, Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ

Bio and Session Details

Penina Ifopo

Founder and director of Falelalaga – Aotearoa

Bio and Session Details

Ngāti Hinerangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāiterangi

Te Rōpū Whāiti, Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington

Bio and Session Details

Rāwiri Toia

Kaitiaki | CEO, Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ

Bio and Session Details

Vui Suli Tuitaupe

Founder/Chairperson, Moana Vā,

Team Lead - Clinical & Health Promotion, Tangata Atumotu

Bio and Session Details

Jessica Grauds

Accessibility and Lifelong Learning, Apple Initiatives

Bio and Session Details

Julia Wikeepa

Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Director, Hā Habit

Bio and Session Details