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Registration for the Inaugural Winter Symposium of the LSA, a proud member group of the Society for the Study of Sound and Music in Games, is open.

Please visit this link to the registration portal for the symposium and dinner attendance.

Below are details of activities throughout the symposium, information on the venue and location within Adelaide, travel and transport advice, and accomodation suggestions. Please direct all enquiries to info@ludomusicologysociety.com.au and we look forward to seeing you in July 2018.

Symposium Activities and Guidelines

All delegates are invited to an informal welcome drinks at 7:30pm on the evening of Friday 20 July at Mr. Goodbar, 12 Union Street ADELAIDE, approximately 800m walk from the Badger Laboratory.

There will be a symposium dinner held on the evening of Saturday 21 July. Please click the tick box when registering if you wish to attend the dinner, for which delegates can pay individually on the evening.

The symposium will conclude at approximately 1:30pm on Sunday 22 July, and those wishing to leave Adelaide after this may wish to book travel arrangements for the afternoon.

Venue and Location

The symposium will be held in the G. M. Badger Laboratories, located within the north western corner of the University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus, between Victoria Drive and Kintore Avenue.

We recommend entering from the Victoria Drive approach through Gate 10, and following the provided signage to the path around to the right, as shown in this (downloadable) map —–>

A stone’s throw from the meandering River Torrens, the G. M. Badger Laboratories building is situated within an academic precinct shared by the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide, Australia’s third oldest university. Adelaide also houses the Elder Conservatorium of Music, the country’s oldest tertiary music school and home of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest music library.

The Badger Laboratories are at the heart of the city’s academic, cultural and political nucleus. Public institutions such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia, whose Mortlock Wing is voted one of the world’s most beautiful libraries, all lie within a 500 metre radius. Similarly proximal and to the South, the University’s Concert and Great Hall buildings, Elder Hall and Bonython Hall respectively, line the premier boulevard of North Terrace. To the West are located the Torrens Parade Ground, National War Memorial, Parliament of South Australia and Government House, official residence of the state’s Vice-Regal representative.


With the Adelaide Festival Centre and adjacent Adelaide Oval nearby, and the twin  French Gothic Revival spires of St. Peter’s Cathedral across the Torrens, a location more optimal for the pursuit of scholarship and cultural enrichment would be difficult to find in all of Adelaide.

Sir Geoffrey Malcolm Badger AO (1916 – 2002)

Born in South Australia, Geoffrey Badger attended the Universities of Melbourne, London, and Glasgow, and served as an Instructor Lieutenant in the Royal Navy during the Second World War prior to becoming a Professor at the University of Adelaide, and eventually Vice-Chancellor.

Specialising in the field of organic chemistry and publishing books on the history of golden age European naval navigation of the Pacific Ocean, Badger was was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1975, and a Knight Bachelor in 1979.

As Vice-Chancellor, Badger accompanied music department staff at their urging on a journey to central Australia to camp, visit the local Aborigines and experience their musical traditions, leading to the formation of a university centre for Aboriginal music studies.It is thanks to Badger that this music centre was created, and it is with pride that the LSA holds this symposium, furthering the scholarship of music in video games, in the building bearing his name.

Travel and Transport

Adelaide Airport is located approximately six kilometres from the CBD, with a range of transportation options on offer.

  • A door to door shuttle bus service between the airport and accomodation costs $10 each way with no booking required.
  • Adelaide Metro operates an airport/city express service called JetExpress with tickets purchasable from bus drivers.
  • Taxi, chauffeured vehicle and rental car services are also available.

For all transport options visit the airport site:

Adelaide Airpot Transport Options

For bus transport specifically, visit the Adelaide Metro site:

Adelaide Metro Timetable Services

The main arterial roads into Adelaide are the M1 Princes Highway (South Eastern Freeway) from the south and east, and the A1 Princes Highway (Port Wakefield Road) from the north, both of which are toll-free (the city is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the west).

We recommend Adelaide Independant Taxis – 13 22 11 (phone)

For information on country, region and area telephone dialling codes, visit the Australian Government website:

Australian Country Codes

Adelaide Airport Terminal Map







As the symposium will be located between North Terrace and Victoria Drive and just North of the CBD, the following accomodation options are suggested for their proximity to the symposium area, but all delegates are of course free to book wherever they wish.

Hotel Richmond     ★★★★☆


128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000, (08) 8215 4444



Adelaide Meridien Hotel & Apartments     ★★★☆☆


21-39 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, South Australia, (08) 8267 3033


ibis Hotel     ★★★★☆


122 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000, (08) 8159 5588


Mansions on Pulteney     ★★★☆☆


21 Pulteney St, Adelaide SA 5000, (08) 8232 0033


Princes Lodge Motel     ★★★☆☆


73 Lefevre Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia, +61-8-8267-5566


Stamford Plaza Adelaide     ★★★★★


150 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, (08) 8461 1111