Pre-arrival Information

Dates and times

The Congress starts on Wednesday 22nd August at 8:30am and concludes on Friday 24th August at 4:30pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide.

A welcome reception will be help on Wednesday from 5:30m in the Exhibition Hall and the Congress Dinner will be held on Thursday from 7:00pm.

Roche Educators Day will be held on Tuesday 21 August at the Adelaide Convention Centre, for more information please click here.

View the latest congress schedule here.

Collecting your name badge

On arrival at the ACC you will be able to print your name badge at a registration kiosk by either scanning the QR Code or access code which will be emailed to you the week prior to ADC 2018.


The ADC 2018 Registration Desk is located in Foyer H of the Adelaide Convention Centre .

Registration Desk Opening Hours

Tuesday 21 August: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Wednesday 22 August: 8:00am – 5:30pm

Thursday 23 August: 8:00am – 5:30pm

Friday 24 August: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Registration payments

If you have an amount owing on your registration, you must pay this in full before attending the congress. If you need to make a payment please contact the conference office at If your registration is still unpaid when you arrive at the congress, we will accept payment by credit card or cash. You will have received payment reminders if you have an amount outstanding – please do not disregard these.

Last minute registrations

Registration will remain open online until Tuesday 14th August, after this time you can download the hard copy registration to bring with you on the day. We encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.


Stay connected with the ADC 2018 congress app. Use your smartphone or tablet to view the congress program, see session information and speaker bios, view sponsor and exhibition information and get the latest program updates and create your own personalised schedule of sessions you want to attend. Last minute program changes will be available on the app.

Details on how to download the app will be provided closer to the Congress.


Pocket program

You will receive a small-sized pocket planner that fits in your name badge upon arrival and registration. The planner will include a list of all the sessions and activities planned for ADC, venue and exhibition floor plans, but it will not include details such as speaker information or session abstracts.


Program details, including full session descriptions, delegate and speaker information will be available for you upon arrival.

Speaker information

Speakers’ Preparation Room

You are required to check in at the Speakers’ Preparation Room as soon as you arrive at the congress.

If you are using a PowerPoint, your presentation must be uploaded and networked at least two hours before your session. This will ensure your presentation can be opened and loaded onto the congress computer system and networked appropriately.

Please bring your PowerPoint file on a memory stick and ensure you have a backup with you.

A technician will be available during the following times to check that your PowerPoint has been correctly received, uploaded and networked.

Speakers’ Room opening hours:

Tuesday 21 August: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Wednesday 22 August: 7:30am – 6:00pm

Thursday 23 Augus: 7:30am – 6:00pm

Friday 24 August: 7:30am – 2:00PM

Dress code

Congress dress code:

The dress code for delegates is smart casual/business throughout the congress. Don’t forget to bring a light jacket with you as the air-conditioned session rooms can sometimes get a bit cool.


August is the end of winter in Adelaide. The weather this time of year is still quite cold with the average daytime temperature between 15 – 20°C (59 – 68°F). Temperatures do drop at night, you will need a jacket for evenings.

Dietary requirements

Food will be available separately for delegates who have requested special dietary requirements in their registration. A separate serving station will be available for you to collect your meal. At the Congress Dinner on Thursday, please advise the wait staff of your requirements.


The ADC Exhibition opens Wednesday morning and is open every day until 4pm on Friday. Please take time to visit all the exhibitors and the Poster Lounge.

See who is exhibiting this year

Social events

Entrance to the evening social events (Welcome Reception and Congress Dinner) is by name badge.


For any questions or concerns about your congress registration please contact the conference organisers at or at +61 3 9417 1350.

We look forward to seeing you in Adelaide!