Gather is an unconference that happens every July in Auckland, New Zealand.


Gather was started as Barcamp Auckland in 2007 by high school student, Ludwig Wendzich. The first event attracted 60 people.

Fast forward to 2012 and Ludwig had graduated from high school, university and was working full-time at Lee ter Wal Design. Barcamp metamorphoses into Gather and the team expands to include studiomate Su Yin Khoo.

In 2013, Gather launched a new venture in Gather Workshops for Schools. Gather has over 800 people on the mailing list and the unconference sells out. Rochelle joins the team as conference organiser.

In 2014 the conference sells out in 2.5 weeks.

Now it’s 2015 and our mailing list is now over 1,000 people and attendees are already planning their sessions for this year’s conference.

Gather is growing fast and we now have a mission and a roadmap for the future, as well as an awesome team of people who support it. We are looking forward to the fun adventures in store for Gather and would love for you to come along!

“Huge day of amazing at @nzgather today. 10 different kinds of inspiring. #gathernz”

Kirsti Grant, @KirstiGrant, Vend