Thanks for buying a ticket for Students of Sustainability 2015, we can’t wait
This blog will help you navigate around some pretty important information on arriving at SOS, what to expect when you're here and some other key essentials. If you have any specific questions or concerns check our Frequently asked questions section on our website or email email@example.com
Getting to SoS
Driving to Flinders Uni
If you are traveling to Adelaide via the South Eastern Freeway (M1), at the end of the freeway at the major intersection at the bottom of the hill when you arrive at Adelaide, turn left onto Cross Road. Travel west along Cross Road then turn left and travel south on Goodwood Road. Follow Goodwood road toward Darlington and join up with South Road before turning left on Sturt Road and entering Flinders Uni.
From the Airport
If you don’t want to pay for a taxi from the airport it is really cheap to get from to get to the city from Adelaide airport. For the price of a regular metro bus ticket you can get on any of the “J” busses to take you into town. You can then get on another bus to Flinders Uni (see below)
From the Interstate Bus Terminal
Exit the bus terminal onto either Grote street or Franklin street. Head east a few blocks to King William Street where you can get a metro-bus to Flinders Uni (see below)
From the city via metro-bus
At stop 'W1, on King William Street get a G10/G40 to take you to Flinders. These Adelaide Metro buses will generally come every 10 minutes on a week day and the bus the trip will be about 45 minutes. You will need to get off at stop 26A, once off there will be signs and you will be able to see the SoS marquee.
To find out more about Adelaide Metro timetables and services visit: adelaidemetro.com.au
Please come to the rego desk (see map below) upon arrival at Flinders University. You can check off your name and receive a conference lanyard which you will need to carry with you during SoS so we know who has paid.
At the rego desk you will need to sign up for your volunteer shifts. SOS is run entirely by volunteers, and in order for the conference to be a success, we need everyone to pitch in and lend a hand. We kindly ask that all conference attendees undertake at least 2 volunteer shifts throughout the week. You can sign up to shifts before arriving by filling out this form
The SoS rego desk opens at 1pm on Tuesday the 7th of July at the gym at Sturt campus, Flinders University and will be open from 8.30am to 6pm every day of the conference.
Attendees are welcome to stay the night of the 12th of July and breakfast will be provided on the 13th for those travelling home that day.
Welcome Dinner - 4pm Tuesday 7th July - Warri Parri
SoS will be starting the festivities early, with an official Kaurna Welcome and Smoking Ceremony by Aunty Georgina Williams & Karl Winda Telfer.
This event is a joint SOS & NAIDOC event, with the aim to bring people together to meet, be welcomed onto country, listen to stories, and begin to make lasting connections to move forward together in shaping our shared future.
This pre-conference event will be held at Warriparinga - the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre from 4pm-8pm, and will include a BBQ dinner by suggested donation of $5 - $10 (Aboriginal Elders & Delegates free) and is open to the public. Meat and vegetarian options available.
Please register your attendance here for catering purposes
Flinders University has kindly allowed us a camping space on the baseball oval at sturt campus within very close proximity of amenities, conference spaces and transport. 24 hour access to showers and toilets will be available at the uni gym which is right next to the main conference camping.
What to Bring
Bring clothes and sleeping gear for the Cold! Expect temperatures ranging from 18° to 5° but Flinders Uni is in the foothills so there will probably be rain and there will definitely be windy. So bring a warm sleeping bag, warm jacket, rain jacket and make sure your tent is adequatly waterproof. *** please note. The conference is now 100% dry - due to misunderstanding about policies. Apologies for this change. No alcohol is allowed to be consumed within Flinders University- if we see people drinking we are obliged that they 'put it away'.***
Other essentials include eating gear (cup, plate, bowl, spoon, fork, knife - or various combinations of these!). There's a list of other useful things you could bring on the website.
Program, planeries, docos and entertainment
You can download a PDF of the conference program guide here. If you haven't already check out our workshops and plenary speakers and remember to submit a question to the speakers on this form.
We have a huge line-up of entertainment each night from 7:30 with Music in the main marquee and documentary screenings.
We all want to have an awesome time at SoS so there are some housekeeping rules to go over to keep everyone happy. Participants are encouraged to use safe, positive and constructive behaviour at all times. For more information on expected behaviour, please see our Safer Spaces policy and Participants' Agreement for involvement at SOS
Allergies and Dietary requirements
If you have a food allergy or dietary requirement that you have not put down when you bought your ticket please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you all.
Thank you from all the SoS 2015 Organisers