Food & WineAdelaide’s streets are full of award-winning restaurants so loosen your belt and pull up a seat, you are in for a treat!

South Australia accounts for over half of Australia’s wine production and almost 80% of the country’s premium wine is produced here too, from some of the oldest vines in the world! SA has 18 world renowned wine regions; Adelaide sits at the foot of 3 major wine regions, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and the Clare Valley. So why not sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the finest wines whilst taking in panoramic views across the McLaren Vale region at the d'Arenberg Cube (known to locals as the Rubik’s cube!)

If wine isn’t your thing, you could grab a Farmer Union Iced Coffee (FUIC to the locals), one of SA’s most popular drinks, outselling Coca-Cola in the state. The iconic beverage is the only milk-based drink anywhere in the world to outperform its fizzy rival! … “It’s a Farmers Union Iced Coffee, or it’s nothing.”

Chocolate lovers will not be disappointed with a trip to Haigh’s visitors centre (Australia's oldest family-owned chocolate maker) to sample delights from behind the counter, take a tour or grab a famous chocolate frog to take home.

Illuminate AdelaideAdelaide is known as the Festival City, our many festivals including the Adelaide Fringe which is the biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere (and second largest in the world behind the Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Adelaide is the year-round festival state, so why not capture the delight of Adelaide’s winter Illuminate festival, while attending our CONASTA 70 conference. Illuminate is a celebration of innovation, art, light, music, and technology.

Adelaide is also known as the City of Churches, and the City of Firsts. It was given its name as the City of Firsts for several reasons but perhaps the most important in terms of science and innovation is that the University of Adelaide was the first in Australia to allow women to study. In 1885 Edith Dorwell was first woman to graduate from the university with a degree in science.