Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
University of Canterbury

Engaged. Empowered. Making a Difference.

The second annual conference was hosted by the Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, a public research university based in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was founded in 1873 as Canterbury College, the first constituent college of the University of New Zealand.

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury alumni represent those who have made great differences, and who stand as shining examples including Nobel Laureate, Ernest Rutherford, and Beatrice Tinsley, one of the most creative and significant theoreticians in modern astronomy.

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha |  University of Canterbury delivers creative and innovative research for the benefit of both local and global communities, with the University's strategic vision commiting the University to continue and strengthen its focus on six research themes - Brain, Behaviour and Language, Child Development, Disaster Preparedness and Resilience, Equality and Social Justice, Sustainable Futures, and Technology to Advance Humanity. 
The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) has a strong international reputation and courses that are reviewed regularly against international standards. Graduates are in strong demand, and staff are active researchers, with collectively one of the best records of research publications in the Pacific region.

The Venue

The 2022 Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association Annual Conference was held in the C1 Lecture Theatre on the Christchurch campus.

This venue can host up to 400 delegates, theatre style, and also offers a large foyer area for poster presentations, meals, and networking.


Attendees had the opportunity to come together in a more informal setting at the end of Day One of the Conference in the Ngaio Marsh Theatre (Haere-roa building, University of Canterbury Student’s Association building).

Getting there

The University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch and situated on 76 hectares in the leafy suburb of Ilam.

C1 Lecture Theatre is in the Central Lecture Theatres building (marked on the map)

Street Address

20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041


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