Open State


Open State is a festival of innovation, collaboration, ideas and enterprise. The eleven day festival boasts an extensive list of events centred around the future prosperity of South Australia.

The challenges that South Australia faces are explored across six themes: Future Food, Future Human, Future Enterprise, Future Planet, Future Cities and Future Democracy. Come along, question everything and be part of the action to transform South Australia into the future.

Open State runs from 28 September – 8 October, 2017 in locations throughout Adelaide. For the full list of events and to book, head to the website.

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Upcoming Events

Science Says!

  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • The Science Exchange

Science Says! is science as you’ve never seen it before, and with a lot more laughter! Join us as brilliant scientists, gifted comedians and talented communicators...

Science in the Pub: Science of Light

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Rob Roy Hotel 106 Halifax Street Adelaide, SA 5000

The final Science in the Pub of the year is set to be illuminating. Science in the Pub: Science of Light will introduce us to the...

The Conversation Starter

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • AHMS Building

It’s been an incredible year of discoveries in science, with gravitational waves making headlines across the world, the announcement Australia would be getting a space...