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Australian Barley Technical Symposium logo


On behalf of the Australian Barley Technical Symposium (ABTS), I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to support and celebrate our 21st Symposium, being held at Crowne Plaza Adelaide from 12 – 15th August 2024. Starting with an optional pre-Symposium tour on Sunday 11th August.

Join us and network with 100-150 national and international delegates in a meeting representing all sectors of the Australian barley industry –agronomists, chemists, maltsters and brewers, research scientists, plant breeders, technical and marketing personnel, grain traders and barley growers.

The symposium theme is ‘Harvesting the potential of barley’, with sustainability threaded through the program to address our future industry needs at all levels from the grass roots ensuring barley is grown sustainability, to encouraging our young scientists and future industry leaders, and embracing new developments, technologies, and innovations that allow our barley to be processed sustainably

We look forward to seeing you in Adelaide!

Stewart Coventry
Chair, ABTS 2024 Committee

Koomo formal dining

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts – 13 November 2023

Close abstracts – 29 April 2024

Advised of abstract outcome – Late May 2024

Registration opens for Earlybird – Mid-November 2023

Program Release – 31 May 2024

Earlybird Registration closes – 15th June 2024

Pre-Symposium Tour – 11 August 2024

Symposium Starts – 12 August 2024


Registrations to the Australian Barley Technical Symposium are open!

Details of the different registration types and social functions are listed below.

Click the below button to complete your registration:

Full Registration

Full Registration includes attendance to the entirety of the Symposium and all social functions


Earlybird Full


Standard Full


Onsite Full




*Student Registrations include all social functions except the Welcome Reception

Day Registration

Registration to Symposium for Day Selected During Registration no social functions included.


Day Registration


Pre-Symposium Field Tours

Pre-Symposium Field Trip will be held on Sunday 11th August 2024. The Field Trip will include an overnight stay with site visits, accommodation and catering. For a brief tour schedule click here. 



Pre-Symposium Field Tour Ticket


Social Functions

Social Functions tickets are included in the price of the Full Registrations.


Additional tickets are available to purchase for Day Registrations, Student Registrations and Guests to attend. Prices and details listed below.



Welcome Reception – Koomo Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Adelaide.
Monday 12th Aug


Networking Function – Little Bang Brewery.
Tues 13th Aug


Symposium Dinner – Adelaide Zoo.
Thurs 15th Aug


Awards Submission

Are you under 35 or a student currently enrolled with an Australian University in Masters or PhD with relevance to the Australian barley industry? Then don’t forget to apply for the below awards!

  • Barley Industry Travel Award to attend the 21st ABTS – $1,000 available for students (Submissions close Friday July 26th 2024)
  • Barley Incentive award & Paul Johnston Memorial awards – both offering $5,000 towards travel and registration to an appropriate international barley conference
  • Barley Incentive poster award of $500 for the best poster at the symposium

If you have any questions, please contact


Experience the newly built Crowne Plaza Adelaide and stay in the City’s East End, an iconic Adelaide cultural, retail and culinary hub. Located only 20 minutes from Adelaide Airport and a short walk away from the heart of Adelaide’s shopping and food district.  
Crowne Plaza Adelaide 
27 Frome Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

Plaza workspace
Exterior night
Lobby lounge


Chair:Stewart Coventry
Secretary:Mary Raynes
Treasurer:Laura Ziems
Co-Chair:Samir Alahmad
Amanda Box
Tara Garrard
Julie O'dea
Kenton Porker
Jon Thelander
Matthew Tucker
Elysia Vassos
Megan Sheehy

Platinum Sponsor – GRDC

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Park onsite and choose from 329 guest rooms and spacious suites. Concentrate, relax and rejuvenate in Work-life guest rooms designed for the modern day business traveller. The in-room streaming app and plush bedding make relaxing a breeze. Mornings in your room come with floor-to-ceiling windows, unrivalled views of the city or Adelaide Hills, guaranteed wake up calls and an espresso capsule machine to kick start your day.

Take a dip in the show-stopping, rooftop infinity pool and workout in the fully-equipped gym which is open 24/7. Dine among the 28 clouds at Adelaide’s highest rising restaurant: Koomo and enjoy a modern Asian influenced menu. Kick back and relax at Luna10, our poolside bar and cocktail lounge featuring unforgettable views, modern working spaces, charging ports, free Wi-Fi and an all-day dining philosophy which makes the most out of business and life.