What is Hybrid World Adelaide?

Hybrid World Adelaide (HWA) is an exciting new technology festival and a first for South Australia. Across five days, a myriad of public activities, a conference and a development lab for new projects and inventions, explore the many ways the real and digital worlds are intertwined.

We’re saying Hello_Future and looking at what lies ahead, from a multitude of angles; from space and biotech, to gaming and esports; drones and robots; blockchain and cybersecurity; agritech and artificial intelligence.

Hybrid World Adelaide gives the public the chance to try, discuss, create and enjoy a showcase of local innovation and international talent. 

Supported by the South Australian Government, through founding and principal partner, Events South Australia, Hybrid World Adelaide profiles SA as a destination for discovery, and a State that welcomes and supports innovation.

Come say Hello at HWA and see what the future holds.

To download a pdf version of the Public Program, click here.


Wednesday 4 October – Sunday 8 October, 2017


Tonsley Innovation District
1284 South Road, Tonsley (formerly Clovelly Park)

Tonsley is just 10 kilometres from Adelaide’s central business district with a direct rail link.

It has bus and train transport and extensive car parking for tenants and visitors.


The State Government, through Events South Australia, is the founding and principal partner of Hybrid World Adelaide. The Adelaide Film Festival will manage and deliver the event, with strong links between the two, particularly in the area of screen technology.

A team of creative directors is curating the industry and public programs, tapping their international contact books to bring some of the best digital thinkers, speakers, makers and performers to Adelaide for this event.

Hybrid World Adelaide is for everyone. The program is broken down into Industry events and For Everyone events, so you can find what interests you.