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.

Call for Mini-Symposia and Pre-Conference Workshops is now open

The 2018 AARES Annual Conference Local Organising Committee is now calling for proposals to hold:

Pre-conference Workshops
Special Sessions
Mini-Symposium Sessions

Organisers are asked to use the Workshop and Mini-Symposia submission template, and to fully cost their event using the Costings spreadsheet and instructions provided. Ideally, all proposals will involve sponsorship to help defray the costs involved in these events, and focus on the new strategic focus for AARES which includes agriculture, environment, food, resources and agribusiness (AEFRA) issues. Incomplete proposals (e.g. un-costed) will not be considered.

The closing date for proposals is 5pm on 31 July 2017Please send completed applications before that time/date to adam.loch@adelaide.edu.au


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.  Download more information on sponsorship opportunities, or contact AARES Manager Promotions and Development.

Local Organising Committee

For more information, please contact the Local Organising Committee Co-Chair, Adam Loch (email: adam.loch@adelaide.edu.au) or Annie Hurst from 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.