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

Stargazing Live World Record Attempt

  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Brunel Drive, Modbury Heights

Join thousands of stargazers across the country attempt a new Guinness World Record for most people star gazing across multiple venues! Join the South Australian...

Spot the Bull S…cience

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • RiAus, The Science Exchange

Can you separate fact from fiction? Test your skills alongside Adelaide’s top scientists for a night of Bull S…cience. Trying to fool Adelaide is: women’s...

SCINEMA International Film Festival

  • Palace Nova Adelaide

The best science films from around the world will be showcased at SCINEMA International Film Festival. The SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival...