The third Deaf View conference was held out of Auckland for the first time, hosted in Wellington at the Intercontinental Hotel on the 8th – 10th March 2013. Organised by a local committee, the event was a celebration and a showcase for the best aspects of Deaf culture and community life and ideas.
The aims for the event from the organisers stated:
“This Deaf View conference is an opportunity for the NZ Deaf community to come together to reflect on our progress, current issues and future directions. It will provide a space to discuss our NZ Deaf community journey – our history, our current challenges and opportunities to ensure a strong NZ Deaf community into the future.
The conference theme is: “Deaf View 3: Our Changing Community”
We aim to make an exciting conference programme that will show the depth and diversity of knowledge, skills and creativity in the Deaf community. We are pleased to have two international keynote presenters joining us: Colin Allen, World Federation of the Deaf President and Breda Carty, a well-known Deaf history researcher and a lecturer in Special Education.
The Deaf View 3 Conference will also include the Deaf Short Film Festival. Take time out from workshops and be wowed by Deaf films produced, directed and acted by members of our Deaf community”.