Annual Conference 2017

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We invite you to uncover the future at our seventh and final Annual Conference at Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills.

This year’s Conference will be held at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre. Located a convenient 30 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, The Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, part of the newly refurbished Hahndorf Resort sits above the valleys in the picturesque Mount Lofty Ranges, perched atop 32 acres of manicured grounds.

Hahndorf is classified as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and each year thousands of people, young and old, enjoy its charm and the hospitality. Hahndorf is the jewel of the Adelaide Hills and one of South Australia’s most popular towns. Hahndorf is a feast for the senses, its German architecture features many Fachwerk buildings, quaint shopping, fine dining and a broad range of accommodation choices, all blended between the 100 year old elm and plane trees which line the main street. The Adelaide Hills produces some of the finest cold-climate wines, world-wide. There are several Wineries and Cellar doors located nearby such as Shaw and Smith, Nepenthe and The Lane. Hahndorf has become a unique town where you can walk the past and taste the future.

Join us to celebrate the key achievements of DET CRC over the past eight years.

Summary of Key Events

Tuesday 12 September:

  • DET CRC PhD Dinner (compulsory for all PhD students)
  • Welcome BBQ

Wednesday 13 September:

  • Conferencing Day 1 (Technology demonstrations)
  • Informal Dinner

Thursday 14 September:

  • Conferencing Day 2
  • Official Conference Dinner

Friday 15 September

  • Science Steering Committee Meeting
  • DET CRC Project Meetings
  • Chairman’s Lunch (by invitation)



A draft Programme for the Conference is available to download below:

2017 DET CRC Conference Agenda (54.84 kB)

Last updated: 18/08/2017

Brukunga Technology Demonstration

A Programme for the Brukunga Technology Demonstration is available to download below:

Brukunga Technology Demonstration (152.74 kB)














Accommodation has been reserved at the Hahndorf Resort for conference attendees and can be booked via our online registration form.

Breakfast is included with accommodation. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided at the workshop and conference venues. The Conference will include three dinners: the Welcome BBQ at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre on Tuesday 12 September from 7:00pm; the Informal Dinner on Wednesday 13 September at The German Arms Hotel at 7:00pm; and, the Official Conference Dinner on Thursday 14 September at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre at 7:00pm.

Coach Transfers:
The following coach transfers will be provided free of charge:

  • Tuesday 12 September: Adelaide Hills Convention Centre to the DET CRC PhD Dinner
  • Wednesday 13 September: Adelaide Hills Convention Centre to the Brukunga Drilling Research & Training Facility
  • Friday 15 September: Adelaide Hills Convention Centre to the SSC Meeting

All other transfers and travel arrangements will be up to delegates to arrange.

If your partner would like to spend some time in Hahndorf whilst you are at the Conference they are welcome to do so. Please indicate this with respect to accommodation on the registration form. Please note only one breakfast is included per room, additional breakfasts will be at your own cost. Partners are welcome to attend any of the dinners, this can be arranged at a cost to you of $50 for the Welcome BBQ and Informal Dinner & $100 for the main Conference Dinner.

2017 Conference Location Map (38.76 kB)


Please select the appropriate registration category from the below two options:

DET CRC Participants & Affiliates

(Any employee of a DET CRC Participant or Affiliate organisation, excluding those who are researchers on DET CRC projects)

DET CRC Researchers, PhD Students & Employees

(Any person working as a researcher/PhD on a DET CRC Project, and DET CRC employees/Directors)









Coming soon….