Adelaide

Adelaide Convention Centre

Adelaide offers all of the benefits of a large international metropolis without the problems of a huge city. Add its Mediterranean climate, ease of access, affordable venue prices, quality accommodation, excellent shopping options, and it’s easy to see why conference delegates refer to Adelaide as "the perfect conference city". Upon arrival at our new international airport, delegates can check into their hotel inside half an hour, and enjoy the benefits of being opposite a world class convention centre and just a stone’s throw from beautiful beaches and famous wineries.

Adelaide is the perfect opportunity to relax and play. Discover the local gourmet food and famed regional wines. Enjoy fun social events and adventurous outings. The unique wildlife parks, clean beautiful beaches, vibrant café, great dining, riverboats and dolphin cruises make Adelaide a great family holiday destination.

Adelaide provides the perfect opportunity to indulge your professional learning while enjoying Adelaide at ACEC2014

For more great ideas of things to see and do in Adelaide please visit (SA Tourism site)

Venue

Adelaide Convention Centre is consistently ranked among the world's top convention centres. Join us in this world-class venue, located in Adelaide's vibrant Riverbank precinct, for the ACEC 2014 Conference.

Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone 08 8212 4009
www.adelaidecc.com.au 

Climate

Adelaide enjoys a predictable ‘Mediterranean style’ climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters punctuated with occasional rain.It is Australia’s driest capital city with only a few millimetres of rain falling in Adelaide during summer.

For the month of October, The temperature typically varies from 12°C to 19°C and is rarely below 7°C or above 25°C.

Getting to Adelaide

Plane

Adelaide Airport is one of Australia’s most modern passenger facilities and is serviced by seven international and four domestic carriers, with regular direct flights to and from all major Australian cities. Adelaide Airport is approximately 20 minutes by taxi to the Adelaide Convention Centre. The Skylink Airport Shuttle specialises in providing a regular scheduled bus service between Adelaide Airport, Keswick Interstate Railway Terminal and the Adelaide CBD. There are set-downs and pick-ups from most major city hotels. The shuttle service operates every day of the year, except Christmas Day. For more information please call +61 8 8332 0528 or visit the website: www.skylinkadelaide.com.

Train

Keswick Railway Terminal is approximately three kilometres from Adelaide’s city centre, and is serviced by the Overland to Melbourne four times per week, the Indian Pacific between Perth and Sydney twice a week and the Ghan, which runs from Adelaide to Alice Springs and Darwin.

Road

South Australia has a good network of public roads and highways to navigate if you are driving to Adelaide. National highways leading to Adelaide include the Sturt Highway (A20), Dukes Highway (A8), and Eyre Highway (A1).

Coach

Several coach carriers service the Adelaide Central Bus Station, located in Franklin Street, Adelaide, from other Australian capital cities and regional centres. Carriers include Greyhound, Premier Stateliner and Vline.

Inner City Dining

City food is concentrated around Gouger Street and Rundle Street. You’ll love the relaxed atmosphere and international menus. In other parts of the city centre, try The Greek on Halifax (street), Goodlife Pizza restaurants on Hutt Street, O’Connell Street and at Glenelg or Cos on Leigh Street.

If you still can’t decide, 5 or 10 minutes in a cab will have you on King William Road at Hyde Park, Unley Road, The Parade at Norwood, Melbourne or O’Connell Streets, both in North Adelaide.

Wherever you go though, there’s a huge choice, with everything from ever popular family owned cafés and restaurants, to well known franchise businesses. 

For more information and suggestions for dining out in Adelaide see www.yourrestaurants.com.au/sa/adelaide/ 

Stay

There are over 4,500 hotel rooms in very close proximity to the Adelaide Convention Centre, while delegates who choose to stay further out (eg. on the beachfront) can access a range of modern transport options, including trams, buses and taxis.

Accommodation will be available to delegates to book when registering for the conference. Please visit this page  for more information.