Professional societies and expert groups create a diverse program of scientific content for South Australian audiences every year.

Coming up soon:

The global economy and security of many nations depends on assured and secure access to satellites that provide communications, timing and navigation services and remote sensing data. Space probes are also vital to our understanding of the solar system and the far universe. The IAC2017 program addresses all of these topics and emphasises the important contribution that space makes to STEM education as well.

Thousands of international guests are expected to join Australians for this stellar conference.

Space is a fragile environment and satellites are easily damaged by space junk. Researchers and companies are working to reduce collision risks to acceptable levels to ensure that all of humanity can benefit from access to space and to space-based services.

Australia hosts ground-based sensors and is investing in research to enable the space environment to be more carefully monitored and regulated. The global space industry is being transformed by innovative technologies that will be showcased at IAC2017, including:

  • Miniaturisation of electronics
  • Lighter and tougher materials, and
  • Advanced manufacturing processes


The Falling Walls Foundation is dedicated to science and the humanities and was established 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The core of the foundation begs the question “Which are the next walls to fall?”

Falling Walls Lab will explore this question through scientific outcomes. The Australian Academy of Science is inviting Australian researchers, including students, to present at this unique gathering.

Presenters will share their research, business idea or initiative through a 3 minute presentation around the Falling Walls concept.  Falling Walls Lab is a unique opportunity to explore science beyond the lab.

Event details:
12 September 2017

Venue: Shine Dome, Canberra

Calls to participate are now open and close on Monday 12 June, 2017.

For more information, head to the Academy of Sciences website.

Undergraduate, Honours and 1st Year Masters students of all disciplines will get a taste of academia at the Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research.

The conference is a chance for students to present research carried out during their coursework, internship or voluntary work. Students will showcase their research skills, form networks with a large cohort and experience academic life.

Event details:
27 – 28 September 2017

Venue: The University of Adelaide

Abstract submissions close on 8 June, conference registration closes on 11 September.

For more information, head to the website.

EcoTas 2017 is a joint conference of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society. The theme of this year’s conference is Putting ecology together.

EcoTas 2017 will bring together experts across the breadth of ecology. Attendees will be treated to presentations, panel discussions, workshops and field trips.


Event details:
26 November – 1 December 2017

Venue: Cypress Lakes, Hunter Valley, NSW

Calls for abstracts will open soon.

For more information, head to the website.

South Australia hosts many science and STEM-themed forums, seminars and conferences every year.

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