Our 2018 programme

The 2018 IYM programme will run from 8-13 July. Students will stay at Silverstream Retreat, Lower Hutt and travel each day to a variety of technology businesses, crown research institutes and tertiary education providers in the Wellington region.

Participants will experience a range of technologies through hands-on activities and witness innovation they never thought possible.

They will hear stories of inspiration from other women who have built careers and businesses working in the technology and innovation sector. They will mix with a wide range of women from a cross-section of business sectors who think outside the square, who apply their creativity to innovate and who are passionate about science and technology.

The 2018 programme is under development, but to give you an idea of what IYM is all about, here is what happened in 2017.


Afternoon - Check-in at Silverstream Retreat Orientation and facilitated fun


Morning - WelTec (CBD and Petone) Creative and Engineering Tech and ICT School
Afternoon - Aviat Networks, Metco & Resene
Evening panel - ANZ Tech team & WelTec tutors


Morning - The Learning Connexion Creativity, painting and pewter casting
Afternoon - Pertronic Industries, Metco & Resene
Evening - Bowling


Morning - Victoria University of Wellington Chemistry, physics and electron microscopes
Afternoon - Callaghan Innovation Measurement standards & Glycosyn GMP plant
Evening speaker - Kate McGrath Evening entertainment - Movie


Morning - Massey University Express Design thinking workshop
Afternoon speaker - Amanda Santos
Afternoon/Evening - Parliament tour & reception
Evening - Pizza out


Morning - GNS Science Honey, engineering, fossils, ice cream & forensics 
Afternoon - Build project
Late afternoon - Pick-up


The cost to students is $120. The balance of the cost of $550 is sponsored by Rotary Clubs in the region.

Key 2018 programme dates are:

  • Feb 27 Programme launch and applications open
  • May 4  Closing date for applications
  • June 8  Applicants informed of the outcome
  • July 8   Programme start
  • July 13 Programme end

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