Social Program

The following Social Functions will be held throughout the course of the conference. If you wish to register for any of these functions please do so while completing your on-line registration.



Artichoke APSDA Welcome Reception

Date:    Friday 23  September

Venue:  The JamFactory, 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide (opposite the Adelaide Convention Centre, access from Morphett Street or North Terrace)

Time:   1700 – 1900 hours

Cost:    Included for fulltime registration, promotional day registration and sponsor/exhibitor registration. Not included for international day registrations and exhibitor only pass

Guest tickets: AUD120 / USD93.60

The APSDA Welcome Reception provides the chance to network with colleagues over informal drinks and canapés in a relaxed setting.

The registration desk, will be located in the foyer of the West Building of the Adelaide Convention Centre and will be open from 3-5pm to enable guests to collect their name badges prior to the Welcome Reception and walk over to the JamFactory.



Interface APSDA Gala Dinner incorporating the Laminex DIA South Australian Design Awards

Date: Saturday 24 September

Venue: Panorama Ballroom

Time: 1830 – 2230 hours

Cost: Included for fulltime registration and sponsor/exhibitor registration. Not included for student registrations, day registrations, promotional registrations and exhibitor only pass

Guest tickets: AUD150 / USD117

Enjoy an evening of celebration in the Panorama Ballroom, overlooking Adelaide’s majestic River Torrens.  The APSDA Gala Dinner will incorporate the Laminex DIA South Australian Design Awards.


Hosted Studio Design Dinners

Date: Sunday 25 September

Time: 1730 – 1830 hours (pre-drinks) then transported to studios at 1830 hours

Cost: Complimentary for full time delegates only.  Note this is an optional extra, space is limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Departure: Taxis will be available to transfer guests from JamFactory following post conference refreshments.  Guests are responsible for their own return transfers.

Local design studios’ will host guests for an intimate dinner and provide an insight into the work and ethos of their practice.