Location: Millbrook Resort, 1124 Malaghans Road, Arrowtown

Closest airport: Queenstown


  • Wednesday 5th July registration evening and welcome event from 5pm 
  • Thursday 6th July 9am - 5pm
  • Friday 7th July 8.30am - 3pm

Please note, this is an in-person only conference, none of the sessions will be recorded.


This years theme is on 'Service'. As Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) professionals, we demonstrate service every day when working to help our clients, users, and participants. In 2023, we celebrate those who have dedicated their careers to our profession and completed projects and initiatives to serve the needs of others.
If you have a project where you, or your organisation have helped others (in essence providing them with your service) please submit an abstract to:

  • Abstracts should be no more than 400 words maximum.
  • Submissions close on April 6th at 12pm
  • Successful delegates being notified on April 28th


Below are the registration and accommodation costs for this year’s conference. As this an ‘experience conference’ and our first multi-day conference in over 4 years, we believe that the costs represent the best ‘bang for buck’ option for our members and delegates. In keeping with the ‘service’ theme at this world-class facility, we have subsidised our registration fee. While the subsidy comes at a elevated cost to the society, we believe it is worth the investment to ensure our conference is unforgettable. It is an experience conference after all.

Costs Costs ($NZD and GST inclusive)
Member (HFESNZ and IEA affiliates e.g. HFESA) $750
Non-member $900
Student Member (must be full-time students) $350
Late Registration - after 14 June 2023 $850
Accommodation (includes 2 nights B&B, return airport transfers) $1084
Conference dinner (optional) $115

To register for the conference please use the 'Register' tab at the top of the page. 

For accommodation, please book directly on the Millbrook website using the code HFESNZ.  


We are excited to announce that we have secured the services of two high profile preliminary speakers for this event. They are Professor Peter Buckle and Professor Alex Stedmon from the UK. Our programme team is steadily developing our programme for the event which consists of guests and delegates as far as Australia and the UK. More detail to follow in the coming weeks.

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Kind regards
HFESNZ Conference2023 team