2013 South Australian Coastal Conference

Monday, 30 September 2013 to Tuesday, 1 October 2013 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cruising Yacht Club, North Haven, Australia


Collaborate, Communicate, Celebrate


You are invited to participate in the inaugural SA Coastal Conference (SACC). The conference is to be held from Monday 30 September to Tuesday 1 October 2013 at the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, North Haven.

The theme for the conference is ‘Collaborate, Communicate, Celebrate’. Proposed thematic sessions for the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Coastal Action Plans and Conservation Effort
  • Coastal Adaptation
  • Community Action
  • Coastal and Marine Wildlife
  • Coastal Futures
  • Best Practice Approaches (technical management)
  • Low Energy Coasts
  • Monitoring the Coast and Marine Environment
  • Local Government Issues
  • Gulf St Vincent Issues

The 2013 SACC is open to people who have a keen interest in managing South Australia’s coast, including local and state government employees, non-government organisations, academics, community members and coastal volunteers. Specifically, the 2013 SACC provides an occasion to examine aspects of coastal planning, development and management from a South Australian perspective to integrate ideas and knowledge. There will be opportunities for networking and professional development. The conference schedule will be inclusive of plenary and presentations from speakers covering the conference themes. The conference holds a celebratory dinner at the Cruising Yacht Club on Monday evening.

Key Dates

Early Bird Registration Close 22 July
Call for Abstracts Close 29 July
Abstract Acceptance 12 August

The key dates mentioned may be subject to change at the Organising Committee's discretion. Please check the website regularly. 


Numbers are limited so ensure you register early to avoid disappointment.

To register:

  1. Click on the register button on the right hand side of the screen and enter your details as prompted. Select your registration type and quantity. 
  2. Further contact details will be required on the next page as well as setting up a password so that you can log back into your regstration should you need to make any additional changes at a later date. Please note that you can only use your email address against one registration and therefore is best to log back in to make changes as opposed to starting a new registration.
  3. You will be asked to select your attendance at additional events to the conference, such as the dinner or field trip.
  4. Payment can be made via credit card (details need to be submitted immediately - if you dont have your credit card ready when registering and cancel out you will only have 7 days to log back in to make payment before your registration is cancelled from the system) or via EFT and Cheque. Payment details for EFT or Cheque will be provided on the invoice that is emailed with your registration confirmation.
  5. If you have any other queries when registering, please call Candice at Keito Events on 8410 0596. 

Conference Dinner

The conference holds a celebratory dinner including beer, wine and soft drinks at the Cruising Yacht Club on Monday evening. Tickets to the Dinner are $100 per person and are available for purchase through the Registration process.
If you have already registered and would like to purchase a Dinner ticket(s), simply email your request to candice.sferco@keito.com.au and your tickets will be added to your registration. 

Field Trip

Delegates have the option to attend a Metropolitan Coast Field Trip on Wednesday 2nd October. The field trip will take in the Adelaide coastline from City of Onkaparinga to Port Adelaide Enfield, between 9am - 3pm and will include provisions for morning tea and lunch. Guest speakers from State government, Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board staff and local government will speak to issues of water quality, natural resource management and coastal management along the way. Further details will become available soon.

Field Trip tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased via the Registration process. If you have already registered and would like to purchase a Field Trip ticket(s), simply email your request to candice.sferco@keito.com.au and your tickets will be added to your registration. 

Professional Development Workshop

Delegates may choose to participate in a Professional Development Workshop on ‘Effective Science Communication’ during an afternoon session on Day 1 of the conference. The workshop will assist delegates to effectively communicate their particular interests and issues to various audiences by gaining an understanding of a range of communication techniques to benefit themselves, the community and their organisations. Expressions of interest for this Workshop need to be completed during Registration so that we can organise enough facilitators.

Conference Hosts

The 2013 SACC is hosted by the Centre for Coastal Research, the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Chapter of the Australian Coastal Society.

About the Centre for Coastal Research, the University of Adelaide:

The Centre for Coastal Research conducts research in the areas of coastal science and policy, integrated coastal management applications, climate change adaptation on the coast and marine protected areas, coastal and marine natural resource management, community engagement and environmental history.

About the Australian Coastal Society:

The Australian Coastal Society has been established to promote the uptake of knowledge and understanding of environmental, social and economic value of the Australian coast. The ACS provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas among those involved in the management, planning and development of the Australian coast, and provides support to many industry projects, studies and developments.