We are currently using Zoom video conferencing for our network seminars. We encourage people to attend seminars from New Zealand universities’ videoconference rooms (listed below) but you may also participate from your desktop. Members of the public are welcome. You can join using Zoom from anywhere in the world.

To register for a seminar you can use the Register Now button at the end of each calendar event or  email Seminar Coordinator Melanie Milicich (ensure that all seminar registration emails include the seminar name, date and venue).

eSocSci is delighted to have the support of the eConferencing team at University of Otago. If you require technical support please contact them on or call either +64 3 479 5167 / +64 3 479 8440 / +64 3 479 8997 during normal work hours.

eSocSci seminars, excluding post-seminar Q&A and discussions, are often recorded and available to view for registered eSocSci members on the website. By booking a place at a seminar or turning up to a seminar, attendees are giving implicit consent for the recording and distribution of the seminar within the esocsci membership. There is always the option to sit off camera if you wish.

Seminar room locations and contacts

University of Auckland – please contact Melanie Milicich, for the room location or instructions on connecting from a desktop computer.

Seminar registration: Melanie Milicich,

Auckland University of Technology

Seminar registration: To register for a seminar please contact your IT service desk (or log a job) for assistance then email Melanie Milicich:
Site bookings: Melanie Milicich,

City Campus – Rm WO 211, Oracle Tower, 56 Wakefield St, Auckland City
Node phone number: 09 921 9299
Technical contact: IT service desk

North Shore Campus – Room AB221, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
Primary technical contact: Graeme Chitty,

Manukau Campus – Rm MB223, 640 Great South Road
Primary contact: Grant Thorburn,

University of Canterbury

Room 164, Ground Floor, Psychology Building, Canterbury University

Seminar registration: Melanie Milicich,
Primary technical contact: Michael Summerfield,
Site bookings: Audio Visual Shared Mailbox

Lincoln University

To participate in a seminar from Lincoln University you will need to login from your desktop computer. Please email Melanie Milicich at and ask for the meeting link for the seminar you would like to join. IT Help should be able to advise you about using Zoom.

Massey University

Albany Campus – Level 1, Albany Library
Palmerston North Campus – For venue details, please contact For PPG talanoa, please contact Sonny Liuvaie,
Wellington Campus – Block 5, Level E, Room 5E25

Seminar registration: Melanie Milicich,
Site bookings: Information Technology Services,; or for urgent requests, ext. 5200

University of Otago

AVC1, ITS Teaching Facilities, Ground Floor, South-West Corner of the IS Building, Corner of Cumberland & Albany Streets (rooms AVC2 or AVC3, next to AVC1, may be used occasionally).

Directions: The nearest entrance to the building is directly opposite ANZ Bank in Albany Street. Enter the internal corridor called West Lane, walk ten paces, then turn left through the glass door. Video directions are here.

Seminar registration: Melanie Milicich,
Primary technical contact: eConfencing team
Site bookings:

Victoria University of Wellington

Seminar registration: Melanie Milicich at
Room bookings:

University of Waikato

Please contact IT Help to find out which videoconference room will be used for your seminar.
Seminar registration: Email Melanie Milicich at and copy to