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Where can I book a ticket to Whare Karioi? 

You must register your interest to attend Whare Karioi. A link to book your ticket will be issued upon receiving your EOI. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is FRIDAY 29TH MARCH 2024 23:59 UTC.



Can I attend the Pre-Summit if I am not Indigenous?

Pre-summit is an opportunity for Indigenous guests from industry to connect and share experiences, knowledge and culture in a safe space. It is not intended to disrespect non-indigenous but to respect the opportunity for there to be time for Indigenous-only conversations that may be sensitive to their experience within our industry. 

Non-Indigenous participation at Pre-Summit would be taken on a case by case basis - if you believe as a non-Indigenous you can add more value to the Pre-Summit with the  sharing of knowledge and culture than your own interest to attend, these would be the exception.


Who can attend Whare Karioi?

Whare Karioi Summit is open to all industry representatives with connections to, interest in or support for Indigenous games and game developers. Please note: certain elements of Whare Karioi are designed as spaces or events for Indigenous attendees, particularly Pre-Summit. 


When is the Opening Event?

The Whare Karioi Opening Event starts at 5:00PM, WEDNESDAY 19TH JUNE 2024, in Atrium Level 1 & Beautiful Science Gallery at Tūhura Otago Museum. The Indigenous Digital Games Exhibition as part of Whare Karioi will provide the venue for the opening event, and consist of a formal opening pōwhiri (welcome) and Keynote Speaker from Ngāi Tahu. Invitations will be sent out closer to the event.

What is the Summit’s schedule of events?

Whare Karioi Summit runs from WEDNESDAY 19TH to FRIDAY 21ST JUNE with a single stream of speakers, workshops and panels. Click here for the full schedule of events.


Are meals provided during the Summit?

Light breakfast, lunch, morning/afternoon snacks and tea/coffee will be provided onsite during the two full days of Whare Karioi Summit at Tūhura Otago Museum. 


Will there be an opportunity to network?

Pō Whakakahau Networking Event for all Whare Karioi attendees will be held at 5:30PM THURSDAY 20TH JUNE 2024 at Tūhura Otago Museum, following the first day of the Summit. Food and refreshments will be provided. Invitations will be sent out closer to the event. There will also be many opportunities for a casual catchup over a cup of coffee/tea during the Summit.




What airport should I fly into? 

Dunedin Airport is the closest airport to Dunedin city and Whare Karioi. Please note: Dunedin Airport currently has no direct international flights. If you are flying in from overseas, you will need to transfer through either Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown airports within New Zealand.

Is there an airport transfer?

It is a 30-minute drive from the Dunedin Airport into the city. CODE will provide an airport transfer for Whare Karioi Pre-Summit attendees only. Taxi and shuttle bus options are available at your own cost.

What transport options are available in Dunedin?

Taxi, Uber and public buses are all available in Dunedin for exploring in and around the city. Dunedin is a reasonably small and compact place however, so for those who are able-bodied, exploring town by foot is the easiest option. For Indigenous guests attending Pre-Summit, transport to/from the Marae will be provided.


What are the accommodation options available?

For our Indigenous guests, accommodation at Ōtakou Marae on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th of June is a compulsory component of Pre-Summit. From Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st June, accommodation is available to our Indigenous cohort of attendees at Araiteuru Marae. Staying at the Marae for the conference end of our Summit (Thursday/Friday) is optional for Indigenous attendees, however if you choose alternative means of accommodation this is at your own discretion and cost. 

Can you recommend some nearby hotels?

For all other guests to Whare Karioi Summit, we recommend the following accommodation options near to Tūhura Otago Museum:


What is the Whare Karioi Games Exhibition?

CODE is currently seeking expressions of interest from international Indigenous video game developers to be showcased in a free exhibition at Tūhura Otago Museum’s Beautiful Science Gallery from SATURDAY 8TH JUNE - SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST 2024. The focus of this expression of interest and resulting interactive display is to showcase Indigenous game development happening in the video game industry across the globe, giving participants an opportunity to share their mahi (work) and inspire the next generation of game developers and Indigenous storytellers through an interactive and captivating gallery experience.


Please use this form to express an interest in showing your digital media / game* at Tūhura Otago Museum by 5PM on FRIDAY 29TH MARCH 2024. Applicants will be notified by 19th April 2024.


*Content for consideration includes all digital media formats, including text, audio, video, gameplay/demo, and graphics. A content template would be provided to successful applicants with guidelines on word count, and image and video formats etc.

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