Rutherford Hotel Nelson is located near the heart of Nelson, on historic Nile Street East just North-West of Nelson's landmark Cathedral.

Just drive through to the eastern end of Trafalgar Street, turn right in to Selwyn Place, and then take the first left to Trafalgar Square, then right to Nile Street East where you will see the hotel's main entrance.

Complimentary parking is available on-site

We ask that you please check in at the registration desk when you arrive at the conference. The registration desk will be located inside the Matai foyer and will be open at the following times:

Thursday 13 September  8.00am - 5.30pm

Friday 14 September   7.30am - 5.30pm

Saturday 15 September  8.00am - 3.30pm

Smart casual or business attire is appropriate.

Should you be unable to attend the conference, but wish to arrange for someone to go in your place, please contact Emma Redfern registration@conference..nz or call 03 379 0390. Please have on hand the name of the registered delegate, the name of the replacement delegate and the replacement's contact details. We ask that you please do not use the edit function to make this change.

Once the hotel is full you will be unable to see your booking in the edit mode. If you are concerned please contact Rosanna Carlton via email or call 03 379 0390.


Prior to 30 days out from the conference you will be able to use the access code provided in your registration confirmation letter and use the edit function on the registration page. Within 30 days of the conference, we ask that you please contact Emma Redfern via email or call 03 353 2828 with the amendment.


Please contact Emma Redfern via email or call 03 379 0390 to report this fault and she will assist you.

No, payment must be made prior to the conference.

Please contact your airline directly regarding your travel options. To advise us that you are arriving a day later than expected, please contact the Event Manager, Anna-Maree Burns, via email or call 021 918 517. If you have not booked accommodation via Conference Innovators then you should contact the hotel directly to advise them. Note that cancellation fees usually apply for last minute changes.