Tech buddies support people to get online during Annual Conference. This page explains the role and responsibilities of a tech buddy.

Your role as a tech buddy

Tech buddies have a pretty awesome job to support people during Annual Conference. The three main parts of the role are:

  • Helping people to get online and access the conference website
  • Supporting people to find information on the conference website
  • Helping people to vote electronically during the election

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Connecting to the WIFI

Username (case sensitive) - NZEI
Password (case sensitive) - 2018

Follow the instructions below to set up your access to the EEC Conference Network.

PC Setup

  1. Double-click the wireless icon in your status tray
  2. Click View Wireless Networks
  3. Highlight EEC internal
  4. Click Connect


  1. Click on Start button, (click Settings,) select Control Panel
  2. Double click on Network Connections or Network and Internet Connections if you are using
  3. Category view
  4. Right click on your wireless connection in network connections
  5. Select View Wireless Network Connections
  6. Highlight EEC internal
  7. Click Connect

Once connected to wireless

  1. Open up your browser ie Windows Explorer, Firefox etc
  2. An Events & Venues log in page will open
  3. Enter your guest username (case sensitive) - NZEI
  4. Enter your password (case sensitive) - 2018
  5. Click log in

Please note the following:

  • Guest user name and password is cap sensitive
  • 3 failed attempts and you are locked out for 5 minutes
  • There is a time out period if it is not used, you will need to re open your browser and log back in.

Conference hashtag

For those tweeting the conference, or posting photo's on Facebook, the conference hashtag is #NZEIconf.

Troubleshooting during the election

If people need help or get an error during the election, here are some ideas for troubleshooting the issue.

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