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Every 2 years the Cactus & Succulent Societies of Australia and New Zealand hold a national conference, unfortunately due to the pandemic Covid-19 the Succulenticon proposed for 2020 has been rescheduled for 2022. 

We are delighted to be the hosts for Succulenticon 2022, which will be held on October long weekend,  30th September – 3rd October 2022.

The programme 


It will be held at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre and Hahndorf resort at Hahndorf, a wonderful site just 20 minutes’ drive from Adelaide CBD with modern convention facilities and restaurant with on-site accommodation and magnificent country views. 

The convention centre is just a couple of minutes’ drive from the tourist town of Hahndorf, which has motels for alternative accommodation, hotels and cafes.

The Adelaide Hills region is a major tourist area, together with large scale fruit production and vineyards.

The centre’s website can be seen here: ahconventions


We are currently in contact with a number of excellent speakers from Australia and overseas, and we plan to present a program of first-class talks.

We had confirmed the following speakers (we are in the process of reviewing and re-confirming speakers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic):

Steven Molteno, South Africa

Guillermo Rivera, Argentina 

Joel Lode, Spain

Jackie Warburton, Canberra Act

Aaron Schintler, Adelaide SA  |  Bob Chinnock, Adelaide SA  |  Neil Davis, Adelaide SA

Details of subjects of the talks will be given later. More details will be posted as discussions are finalised. Please check this page periodically for updates.


The convention centre has a number of individual accommodation units on site, as well as powered caravan sites.

These are all equipped with cooking facilities if you wish to prepare you own meals, and most of the units have 2 or 3 bedrooms, with shared bathroom/ cooking/ living room areas. You can choose to prepare your own breakfast or join us in the centre’s dining room for breakfast (at additional cost to the registration fee).

The centre’s accommodation options can be seen here: aahconventions accommodation 

Register your interest and receive updates by completing the online form to the side/below.

Current information packs can be downloaded here in PDF format: 

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SUCCULENTICON 2022 presents


Joel Load

About Joel:

"The New Taxonomy of Cactaceae and its implications"

A definitely modern, pedagogical and, above all, very personal way of presenting the new taxonomy of the Cactaceae and its implications is what this very different lecture proposes in its concept and its presentation, unexpected even for a subject nevertheless serious: the classification of cacti, the new DNA data, but also the secrets of a prickly world that deserves many surprises. UPDATED.

"In Search of the Phoenix, Adventures in Yemen and Socotra".

The archipelago of Socotra is also named the "Galapagos of the Ocean Indian", with regard to the exceptional endemism of its fauna and its flora.

This lecture presents the synthesis of seven botanical missions led by the University of Murcia, Spain, and allows to discover, after a short stay in Yemen, almost all the succulent flora (and other plants), as well as part of the wildlife which populates the island of Socotra.

A visit to the most representative places in Socotra shows botanical treasures: Ras Hebak, Qalansyah, Mayha, Tahour, Dixam, Hamaderoh, Homhil, Wadi Ayhaft, Wadi Derhour, Jabal Buzairi, Jabal Mtoloh, Hagghier Mts, etc. New discoveries are done.

Joël Lodé is also author of a book: Succulent Plants of Socotra, 2010.

"Succulent Plants of the Canary Islands"