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AppSec New Zealand Conference 2021

10 - 13 February 2021

Owen G. Glenn Building, University of Auckland

We are proud to announce the first annual AppSec New Zealand Conference, to be held at the University of Auckland on Friday and Saturday, February 12th and 13th, 2021. The AppSec New Zealand Conference is presented in collaboration with the OWASP New Zealand Chapter and is a two-day conference dedicated to web and application security, with an emphasis on secure architecture and development techniques to help Kiwi developers build more secure applications.

There will be two conference streams throughout the conference. The first stream will include introductory talks on application and information security topics, as well as on policy, compliance, and risk management. The second stream will primarily address deeper technical topics. Talks featuring OWASP projects and tools are particularly encouraged, as are talks by members of under-represented communities.

In addition to these principal streams, there will be a third, smaller “stream,” supporting sponsor presentations, demos of OWASP tools, and interest/user group meetings. Platinum and Gold Sponsors will be given priority for time slots in this “stream;” further details will be published closer to the date, regarding opportunities for other groups to present.

Who is it for?

Conference Structure

Date: Friday and Saturday, 12-13 February 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day
Cost: FREE early registration (on or before 3 February); $20 late registration (from 4 February)

The main conference on Friday and Saturday will have two streams throughout both days:

Stream One:

Stream Two:

Throughout the conference, an exhibition area will be open in the lower-level lobby. Representatives from many of our Premier Sponsors will be on hand throughout the event, to answer your questions about their products and services. There will be door prize drawings at the Closing Session on Saturday. To qualify for the drawings, you will need to visit with each sponsor during the conference, and have them stamp your entry card.


In addition to the main conference on Friday and Saturday, we are pleased to be offer training opportunities on Wednesday and Thursday (10-11 February 2021), at the same venue.

A total of seven (7) classes are scheduled for presentation. For detailed information, including fees and registration links, please refer to our Pre-Conference Training page, and each course’s information page.

Two-Day Classes

One-Day Classes

Half-Day Class


The first AppSec New Zealand Conference will be happening thanks to the support provided by the University of Auckland, which will kindly offer the same facilities as those used in recent years for the OWASP New Zealand Day events. The main conference will continue to be free, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

For any comments, feedback or observations, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Registration opened on 17 December 2020. For in-person attendance, advance registration (through 3 February 2021) will be FREE; from 4 February, there will be a $20.00 (plus ticketing fees) “Procrastinator Fee” applied.

Registration is also available to “attend” the conference virtually, via our Live Event Portal. Please register to let us know you’ll be taking part.

Through 24 January, you could also order a conference t-shirt for $7.50 (plus GST and fees), when you register. T-shirts could be ordered in any colour - as long as it was black - and were available in Men’s (straight cut) sizes S-3XL and 5XL, or in Women’s (fitted cut) sizes XS - 2XL.

Registration for Pre-Conference Training also opened on 17 December 2020 and closes on 5 February.


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Important Dates

Places to Eat and Drink on the Day

The University has published a handy, updated map, to help you find places to eat around campus.

Some of the options available:

Conference Venue

Owen G. Glenn Building, Univ. of Auckland School of Business

The University of Auckland School of Business
Owen G. Glenn Building (OGGB)
12 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland
Map: Google Maps

Stream One: Level 1
Room: 115 (Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium)

Stream Two: Level 0
Room: 098 Lecture Theatre

Demo/Breakout Room: Level 0
Room: Case Room 3

Conference Sponsors

For more information about our Premier Sponsors, please visit our About Our Sponsors page.

Conference Hosts

Logos-Conference Hosts

Platinum Sponsors

Logos-Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Logos-Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Logos-Silver Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Logos-Supporting Sponsors-BHIS, Insomnia, Vidcom

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