Delegate Information


We look forward to welcoming you to the Dietitians Australia 2022 Conference on Sunday 14 – Tuesday 16 August in Adelaide, Australia. Review this pre-arrival information to help you make the most of your conference experience. 



The conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) at North Terrace, Adelaide SA, 5000.


The ACC is located at the heart of Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct, just a 15-minute drive from the Adelaide International Airport.  

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The Registration Desk will be located on the ground floor of the Convention Centre in Foyer H and will be open during the following times:  

Sunday 14 August: 7am – 5pm 
Monday 15 August: 7am – 5pm 
Tuesday 16 August: 7am – 5pm  

Your email contains a personalised QR code that you can either print or bring with you to the venue using your smartphone or mobile device. 

On arrival, you will be able to print your name badge using your unique QR code. Friendly staff will be on hand during the opening hours advised above to answer your questions. They can provide information about the conference, venue and surrounds. 



Visit the program page for the #BeBold program details: 



Many of the workshops on Sunday are close to full capacity. Your selected workshops will appear on your name badge when you register.   

Please note that you must be on-time to your selected workshops in order to secure your place. If you are not on-time, you may lose your place to another delegate on the wait list. If you arrive late, your spot may no longer be secure, even if you have pre-registered your interest.  

Please visit the Workshops website page here to access the pre-reading/ preparation information for each workshop.  More details to follow prior to the Conference for those registered for the Sunday program.  



Please see below details for the Interest Groups Conference Networking, taking place on Monday 15 August from 5.05pm – 6pm 

  • Emerging Dietitians Interest Group Conference Networking – Hall D 
  • Food & Environment Interest Group Conference Networking – Riverbank 2 & 3 
  • Public Health & Community Nutrition Interest Group Conference Networking – Hall E1&2 
  • Rural, Regional & Remote Interest Group Conference Networking – Hall E3 
  • Indigenous Nutrition Interest Group Conference Networking – Riverbank 4 



The Education Hub is a new initiative at Dietitians Australia Conference. Centrally located in the Exhibition Hall, the Hub will house rapid-fire presentations over Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes. Pitch your Project presentations will take place during Monday afternoon tea. Come along to listen and support your fellow colleagues. 



Visit the E-Poster area to scroll your way through a broad range of e-poster presentations. The e-posters are presented as 5 PowerPoint slides and are available on touchscreens to explore and discover. 



We are honoured to have several distinguished guests at our Conference this year, including Federal Health Minister Mark Butler MP and Shadow Federal Health Minister Senator Anne Ruston. All members of South Australian Parliament have been invited – and there is a chance you may meet them while at Conference.  

If you have an opportunity to speak with an MP or Senator, we encourage you to ask for the following on behalf of our profession:  

  1. Better access for children and adults with disability to dietitians through Medicare (items for children with autism/pervasive developmental disorder/disability) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme 
  2. Improved access for people with mental illness through the Medicare (Better Access Scheme, and new items for depression/mood disorders/severe mental illness) and government-funded service  
  3. To support legislation that ensures all older Australians living in residential aged care are regularly screened for malnutrition and those at risk of malnutrition are referred to an APD 
  4. The menu, food offerings and dining experience in residential aged care are assessed by an APD on an annual basis 
  5. For commitment to the development of a National Nutrition Policy that provides for cohesion across Australia’s food system, deals directly with diet and nutrition and is championed by APDs 

Even better, back up your advocacy request with an example from your practice and share a story or case study that highlights the importance of our profession in each of these critical areas.  

Our collective voice is a strong one, let’s make noise!  



Championing our profession with politicians and the media 

Ahead of the recent federal election Dietitians Australia invested in a comprehensive advocacy and media strategy, much more involved than any undertaken previously. The outcomes include increased connection and ongoing discussions with decision makers. Ensuring our messages were heard in the media was a key part of the strategy. Come along to find out what went into the strategy, how we achieved enormous reach with our lettuce vs chicken nuggets media release, ongoing actions and opportunities for you to be involved in our advocacy efforts.  

Date: Tuesday 16 August 

Time: 7.30am – 8.55am 

Location: Halls E1&2 

Includes: Breakfast 

Details: ‘Modify your booking’ to add this breakfast to your conference package. 

Your ticket is the B1 symbol on your badge.  



Please take note of the below social activities:  

Saturday 13 August  – Dietitians do Botanical Gardens  

Time: 3pm – 5pm 

Location: Adelaide Botanic Gardens Main Entrance North Terrace, Adelaide 

Cost: Free 

This face-to-face networking event is brought to you by the South Australia Branch (2022).  With the Dietitians Australia 2022 Conference being held in Adelaide this year the SA Branch would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to their gorgeous city and show you around the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Gardens.  A perfect way to see the sites and network with colleagues before the official conference program begins on Sunday! 

Meet colleagues in the Botanic Gardens at 3pm Saturday 13 August for a walk. We hope to see you there! 

Sunday 14 August 2022  – Welcome Reception 

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference. We’re grateful for the support of Anne Ruston Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care, who will join us and make a short address as part of our welcome. We also look forward to hosting Federal Health Minister Mark Butler at this event. Minister Butler will make a formal address as part of our opening on Monday 15 August. 

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm  

Location: Trade Exhibition, Hall H, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide  

Cost: Ticket included as part of IN PERSON Sunday – Tuesday package.  

Your ticket is shown by the symbol on your badge. 

Dress: Smart, business casual dress for the conference days plus a jacket, cardigan or wrap.  

Monday 15 August 2022 Conference Dinner 

Dress to impress for the conference dinner, noting the ‘through the decades’ optional fancy dress theme for the Conference Dinner and Awards celebration on Monday evening.  

Time: 7:00pm – Midnight 

Venue: National Wine Centre, Corner of Hackney Rd and Botanic St, Adelaide 

Includes: Canapés and 2 course meal, drink on arrival, bottled wine on table and cash bar 

Cost: $95 for Dietitians Australia members or $130 for non-members. Tickets are still available! 

Your ticket is shown by the  symbol on your badge.  

Transport: For directions on how to get to the National Wine Centre, please see   

Dress: Attend dressed as your decade of birth, or favourite era. 

Seating: There will be an opportunity to reserve a table with your colleagues and friends. Visit the Dinner seating notice board near registration desk at the main conference. You will be able to allocate your name to a table. This will be available from Sunday 12pm – Monday 11am.  



Network: DA2022  

Password: DABeBold (case sensitive) 



This Conference app will be the only way to ask questions during sessions, so make sure you download it prior to the Conference! You can also use the app to review and ‘upvote’ the questions of other delegates.  

The conference app allows you to personalise your own planned schedule, access the full #BeBold program, review details like speaker bios, and explore e-posters. You can also use it to evaluate each session and connect with other delegates virtually.  

Check your email inbox next week for download instructions.  Once downloaded, you can log in early, build your profile and begin connecting with other delegates.  


ON-DEMAND CONTENT – Conference Attendee Hub (Virtual Platform) 

All in-person delegates will receive access to the Conference Attendee Hub at the conclusion of the Dietitians Australia Conference. The Attendee Hub provides on-demand access to the Sunday Emerging stream plenary sessions, and full Monday and Tuesday program until Thursday 10 November 2022.  



Skyway 1 on the Upper Level of the ACC will be available to watch a live stream of sessions on a big screen, with the comfort of lounges and easy chairs. The room will be set up for young children to enjoy and will act as a meeting place for delegates accompanied by children. The room will hold a privacy screen for breastfeeding, as well as access to a fridge and microwave. 



Did you tell us about your dietary requirement? Please see the catering floor staff if appropriate food is not provided. All dishes will be labelled with requirements such as gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian. A special diets buffet will also be set-up in the exhibition hall.  



We invite you to share your conference experience on social media to enjoy dialogue with fellow colleagues in the industry. Pack your APD badges and wear them in pride because we want to light up the #DA2022 hashtag.  

If you haven’t already, follow us on social media: 

Facebook: @dietitiansaus 

Twitter: @dietitiansaus 

Instagram: @dietitiansaus 

LinkedIn: @dietitians-australia  



The Dietitians Australia Conference would not be possible without the support and investment of the sponsors and exhibitors. Please take the time to visit the exhibitors who will showcase their goods and services that can support you in your practice in the exhibition hall from 5pm Sunday14– 4pm Tuesday 16 August. Come and check out the new ‘Food Sampling Area’ featuring tasty treats from both national suppliers and local producers. 

Your Exhibitor Passport can be found in your satchel.  Collect a stamp at each booth and you will go into the draw for a prize hamper from our Silver Sponsor, Cobram Estate.  

Some of our exhibitors will be using lead trackers to scan your badge to collect your contact details. If you do not wish to provide your contact details, you can decline the invitation to scan your badge.  



Dietitians Australia are committed to providing a COVID Safe environment for all delegates, speakers and exhibitors. Please play your part and help us be COVID Safe by practising proper hand hygiene and adhering to physical distancing by maintaining 1.5m from others where possible. If you feel unwell, we ask that you please stay at home. We are happy to supplement your in-person ticket for a virtual package. There will be sanitising stations throughout the venue, and we highly recommend wearing a mask when indoors.  

Dietitians Australia is guided by the relevant State and Federal Government guidelines and advice from the World Health Organisation to ensure the event meets our obligations to be COVID-safe.  

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