SIDE 22-23 June 2021 Ashburton Event Centre

Run by farmers for farmers, SIDE lines up industry experts to deliver keynote addresses, networking sessions and practical workshops.

 Numbers attending SIDE are restricted to the venue capacity. Early booking is recommended. Priority will be given to farmer registrations received before the earlybird closing  early June 2021

The views presented at SIDE are the opinions of the individual speakers and are not necessarily shared by the SIDE organising committee or supporting organisations. Given the general nature of some of the views and information presented at SIDE, and the fact that every participant’s individual circumstances are different, SIDE participants should not act solely on the basis of the material presented at the event, but should obtain specific advice according to their own circumstances.


SIDE 2021 is being held at  Ashburton Event Centre, Canterbury


We are working on bringing you a selection of inspiring workshops and presenters for 2021.Numbers are restricted for some workshops and spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please select your workshops when you register online. If a workshop venue becomes full, you will need to select another workshop. You can then print the workshops you have selected. We will also have a printed copy of your selections available at registration.


Drinks and nibbles with the sponsors

Included in your registration and a great way to catch up and discuss the day, talk to our sponsors over drinks and delicious nibbles – join us in the sponsors hall from 4.30pm Tuesday 22nd June before heading on to dinner.

Tuesday 22nd June 2021


  Earlybird before Friday 2 April  After Friday 2 April 

Full registration for farmers with a valid supply number $340.00 $425.00  
Full registration for rural professionals and industry support $525.00    
Individual day registration $250.00  per day Farmers $300.00 per Rural professionals    
BrightSIDE – Tuesday afternoon $100.00    
SIDE Barn Dance $105.00    

*All costs quoted are GST exclusive. Payment is available by Visa or Mastercard. Full registration includes entrance to all SIDE sessions, morning/afternoon teas, lunches on Monday and Tuesday and the Monday evening drinks and nibbles.


Ashburton has a range of hotel, motel and guest house accommodation available. The link below has a selection of establishments. Bookings should be made directly with the preferred establishment.

All providers offer online reservations. Delegates are required to make their own arrangements directly with the provider. No reservations have been held on behalf of SIDE.


Barn Dance

Tuesday 22 June 2021

EA Networks Pavillion, Trotts Garden

  • Stand up dinner
  • Mechanical bull competition
  • Live music from Assembly Required
  • Cash Bar
  • Dress-Cowboys and Cowgirls
  • $99 dollars per person – book online when you register for SIDE
  • Bus available from Ashburton Events Centre and Hotel Ashburton

BrightSIDE was a new initiative to the conference last year – it is a project created by our team, who are passionate about getting the new people in our industry interested, motivated and upskilled so they stay in our sector and become our future stars.

BrightSide delegates will join the conference to listen to our keynote speaker, Logan Williams , then get financial advice from the team, how to have a successful career in Dairy presented by Sarah How all wrapped up with MC Tangaroa Walker.

SIDE Coordinator
Tammy Johnson

027 886 4628

PO Box 85066
Lincoln University 7647