TEMC is a joint venture of the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) and the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA).
The organising committee is pleased to invite you to the 39th TEM Conference ‘Rhetoric to Reality – The Unexpected Opportunity’ to be held at Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand from 11-14 September 2016.
The conference theme ‘reflects the ongoing challenges of the tertiary sector manager. Our lives are filled with rhetoric; our roles necessitate reality.
The theme of this conference aims to explore how tertiary sector managers – whether involved in facilities, faculties, central administration – work with the theoretical, persuasive and often motivational aspirations to inform our practice.
Daily, we enjoy the delights of working with exciting and often ground-breaking ideas and proposals, and rise to the challenge of making them happen, trying to create the reality to echo the rhetoric. However, out of necessity, reality may well look and feel different to the master-plan.
And with that comes opportunity. Plans change, new ideas sprout and then we’re off on a new path. Ideas get left, new ones begin – and there we are at the centre, making sense of it all, keeping the ship on the desired course, creating a new reality.
The world of a manager in the tertiary education sector is a fast-changing one… property developments, staffing restructures, innovations, collaborations ….. It’s important we recognise the opportunity in the rhetoric, and enjoy working with our colleagues to craft the reality.
Whilst there is no known magic formula, this conference will focus on highlighting the importance of collegial relationships and on-going development, demonstrating real examples of challenges, opportunities and innovation and will showcase successful strategies and outcomes.
Either before or after the conference you want to explore all that Auckland or even New Zealand has to offer.
Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’, is surrounded by rolling green hills and idyllic islands offering the opportunity to explore the wonderful Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf Islands, bush walks, black beaches, gannets and golden sand beaches, farmers markets and boutique wineries.
The city is also the gateway to the rest of New Zealand which is a little country jam-packed with things to do!
You could explore New Zealand’s dramatic scenery, the home of ‘Middle Earth’ since the first Lord of the Rings movie was released in 2001, and even tour the film locations.
If the outdoors and adventure are your passion, there’s a long list of thrilling activities to get your blood racing – bungy jumping, skydiving, caving, canyoning, rafting, jet-boating, fly-fishing – the list is endless.
Add the conference dates to your calendars now! TEMC continues to be the tertiary sector managers’ event that should not to be missed!
TEMC 2016 Convenor
TEFMA Board Member
Associate Director, Facilities Management, Victoria University of Wellington
|Call for Abstracts||OPEN|
|Call for Abstracts Close||04 April 2016|
|Abstracts in Review||05 – 29 April 2016|
|Notification to Authors||05 May 2016|
|Program Released||09 May 2016|
|Close of Early Bird||17 June 2016|
|Full Papers Due||01 August 2016|