Welcome to the 62nd AARES Annual Conference Website


The 2018 Annual AARES Conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on North Terrace in Adelaide, South Australia.
The venue is close to public transport and there are numerous hotels within 2-3 minutes walk. The airport is approximately 20 minutes by car.


Conference Program

The Organising Committee, in conjunction with the incoming AARES President-Elect, is working on an exciting program to make this conference an outstanding success and one not to be missed. 
As the program is developed we will add particularly interesting or novel events to our Drawcard Events page.


The Local Organising Committee for the 2018 Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) now invites Selected Paper, Contributed Paper and Poster contributions highlighting the latest economic research and policy innovations in the areas of agriculture, environment, food, resource and agribusiness. The 2018 Annual AARES Conference will offer a forum for applied and theoretical economists to gather along with industry and policymakers to share experiences and draw insights. We will learn ways to create opportunities to achieve rising and shared prosperity while better managing the natural environment in our region and beyond.

As always, the aim of the AARES Conference is to foster discussion and the interchange of ideas, solutions, new methods and techniques, theories and trends across our disciplinary domains including agricultural economics, natural resource economics, environmental economics, ecological economics, energy economics, natural resource management, multi-disciplinary studies and policy issues related to these areas of intellectual inquiry. 

Visit the Submissions page for more information and to upload your abstract.

Opportunity for researchers involved in ACIAR-funded projects
As part of ACIAR's sponsorship of the conference, ACIAR will support researchers working on ACIAR-funded projects to attend the conference by covering their registration fee. To be eligible for funding to cover registration fees, researchers must submit an abstract (based on research conducted as part of an ACIAR-funded project) to the Contributed Paper stream of the conference. Eligible researchers must also be based in an ACIAR partner country in the Indo-Pacific region, i.e. not Australia. The deadline to submit an abstract to the Contributed Paper stream and be considered for this opportunity is 31 October 2017. Please go to submissions page for more information and to upload an abstract. Successful candidates will be selected based on the quality of their submission.
For more information please talk to your project leader.

Key dates: 
The last day to upload a full manuscript for a selected paper is 18 September 2017.
The last day for contributed paper and poster submissions is 23 October 2017.

Online registrations will open in October 2017.
Authors to be advised of the success of their paper submission by 17 November 2017.
All presenting authors must be registered for the conference by 18 December 2017 or their paper will be removed from the program.
Closing date for early bird registration is 31 December 2017.

Accommodation Options

The following accommodation options are suggested for conference guests:

Ibis Styles Adelaide Grosvenor Hotel      
Classic Room 
Comfort Hotel Adelaide Riviera      
Standard Room
Deluxe Room
Executive Spa Room
Oaks Embassy
One bedroom apartment   
Two bedroom apartment
Oaks Horizons
One bedroom apartment
Two bedroom apartment
 Mecure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide
Standard Room
 Stamford Plaza Adelaide
Premier room
 The Playford
Standard guestroom
Playford guestroom



Sponsorship Opportunities

Potential sponsors are encouraged to suggest topics and potential speakers of interest, and there are opportunities to sponsor specific workshops or mini symposia that will form part of the conference.

Early sponsors for the 2018 Conference include:
The University of Adelaide
The Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy
The Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
The Murray Darling Basin Authority
The Goyder Institute for Water Research
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

We invite potential sponsors to visit the sponsorship page for more information.

Local Organising Committee

For more information, please contact the Local Organising Committee Co-Chair, Adam Loch (email: adam.loch@adelaide.edu.au) or David Cundy at the AARES Central Office (email: office@aares.org.au).


Adelaide and South Australia

If you would like to extend your stay in Adelaide and explore the city and surrounding region we have suggested activities and places to visit on our Adelaide and South Australia tab.