Get involved with NetHui

This year, NetHui is going virtual!

On 13-14 October 2020, we'll have two half-days of provoking speakers and panels, paired with breakout streams to delve deeper into the plenary topics. Instead of a few keynotes, we're shifting focus to give space to more speakers doing shorter talks and panels (and keeping things lively for virtual attendees). 

We're looking for expressions of interest from folks who are keen to bring their expertise and experience to NetHui and other InternetNZ events. We especially welcome expressions from first time conference speakers, Māori, indigenous, and other people of colour, women and gender minorities, students and young people, people with disabilities, and others who are underrepresented in the sector. 

There are four opportunities for involvement in NetHui:

SPEAKER / PANELIST Speakers will give short (up to 15 minute) talks. Panelists will discuss topics from their particular area of expertise. We are looking for diverse people who can bring a variety of experiences and expertise to the discussion. Depending on the other people involved and the topics on the programme, selected people will be invited to be a speaker or a panelist. 

VIDEO CONTENT During breaks and transitions, we'll also have shorter pre-recorded videos and talks (less than 4 minutes each) - think lightning talks, demos, pitches, and the like. 

WORKSHOPS / SIDE EVENTS We're also inviting partners and attendees to pitch us ideas for workshops and other events that are relevant to NetHui attendees but don't quite fit the sessions described above. These will take place outside the main event, and can be virtual or physical. 

PAID FACILITATORS NetHui discussion sessions will be held virtually this year, and each breakout 'room' will have a dedicated, paid facilitation team (3-4 people) focused on a particular stream or topic. This team will facilitate four discussion sessions, and be responsible for attending training, preparing questions and discussion topics, facilitating the sessions, taking notes, and producing a written report. We estimate this will take approximately 12-15 hours per person. 

If you have general ideas for topics you'd like to see or speakers we could approach, you don't need to use this form - just drop us an email at

Sponsors & Community Supporters

NetHui wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of a large number of sponsors and community supporters. If you would like to sponsor NetHui 2020 please contact us at

Community Supporters