The University of South Australia Whyalla Campus and the Middleback Theatre in Whyalla will serve as venues for the forum.
The Whyalla Campus of the University of South Australia represents the major centre of tertiary education in rural South Australia. It is situated on a 22 hectare site in the heart of the education and cultural precinct at Whyalla. The campus is an integral part of the northern and western regions of the state, and is expanding its research, consultancy and business services through collaborative ventures with industry and community organisations across the region. It has strong research presence with several innovative and unique projects related to rural, regional and remote issues, with researchers working on local, national and international projects. See more information about the campus at www.unisa.edu.au/cre
Situated just 500 metres away, the Middleback Theatre is a fully equipped multi-purpose arts centre that can accommodate a diverse range of conferences, performing arts, film screenings, conferences and product launches. The theatre is a proscenium arch auditorium capable of seating 457 people.
Named after the Middleback Ranges situated north west of Whyalla, the theatre was first conceived in 1978 and officially opened in 1985. The Middleback Theatre is now the cultural and artistic centre of Whyalla with the complex also featuring a modern 210 seat cinema screening the latest movies.