Information for Delegates and Registration


Registration at ADCS is free and closed on Sat 1 Dec.

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Do you need a visa to attend ADCS 2018? Advice from NZ Immigration is:

The overseas conference participants can come to New Zealand on a visitor visa to attend the conference. For visa waiver countries they will simply be granted a visitor visa on arrival. For visa required countries they will need to apply for a visitor visa before coming. To apply they use the standard visitor visa form, and when asked for the purpose of their visit they should indicate that they are coming here to attend a conference. If they are applying online they need to indicate they are applying for a General Visitor Visa and then in the "What is the purpose of your visit to New Zealand" question they need to select the conference/convention option.

The above quote was taken, without permission, from the DEBS 2018 website.

Please contact if you need a letter of support for your visa application.

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Location Information and Getting Here

ADCS 2018 is being held at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Dunedin's CBD and the University are easy to reach from Dunedin Airport. There are many hotels and accommodations within walking distance from the conference venue to suit all budgets.

Conference venue: Otago Business School, Room 1.17 and Room 1.19, University of Otago

Poster session: Owheo Building, Room G34, University of Otago

Travel from Dunedin International Airport

For visitors arriving at Dunedin Airport, the options for travelling to the Dunedin CBD are via shuttle or taxi.


The taxi rank is located outside terminal building. A taxi journey from Dunedin International Airport to the conference venue is approximately NZ$100.00 and takes about 30 mins.


The shuttle rank is located outside terminal building. A shuttle journey from Dunedin International Airport to the conference venue is approximately NZ$25.00 and takes about 45 mins.

Hotels and Accommodation

Dunedin has a wide range in high quality accommodation, including many small botique hotels. We suggest:

General Accomodation

Aurora on George is one of Dunedin's botique motels. They are offering a special discounted conference rate of $145/night - so long as you book directly with them and mention that you are attending ADCS.

Student Accomodation

Cumberland Coledge is one of the University of Otago student colledges. Outside semester time (during ADCS) they offer a B&B service at $95/night.

Social Program

Brewery Tour

Monday 10th December 2018. Arriving on Monday? There's an informal get-together at Emerson's Brewery. This award winning brewery has excellent beers, great pub food, and offers a tour of the brewery at a reasonable price ($28.00). If you don't want to go on the tour then meet us at Emerson's for a few drinks. If you do want to go on the tour then make sure you register for the tour when you register for ADCS as spaces are limited. The tour starts at 6:00pm.

Conference dinner

Tuesday 11th December 2018. On Tuesday night we've organised a Maori hangi as the conference dinner. For logistic reasons this will be served in the University Staff Club, on campus, one block from the conference venue. Be sure to register for the hangi when you register for ADCS.

The Unforgettable Boat Trip (2.0)

Wednesday 12th December 2018. Staying Wednesday night? We've booked the Monarch Fish & Chip Cruise. Those who attended ADCS in 2012 will remember the trip - it was truely unforgettable. The boat leaves at 7:30pm, the trip costs $55, and there is a bar on the boat. If you want to be on the boat then make sure you register when you register for ADCS.