Symposium 2024

Keeping code relevant as we look to future developments in an ever changing environment

17th May 2024
Melbourne, Australia and Online
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Tim Young

Join Tim from Elevate Software for a tour of Elevate Web Builder and learn how to create both server and client apps quickly and simply.

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Alister Christie

Alister gives us a timely presentation on application security in Delphi, given the rising importance of security in so many aspects of life, particularly programming.

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Mark Fletcher

Learn how Mark has developed Delphi code over 25 years, enhancing and expanding its functionality to create a family of products for more than 20 industries and 3000 independent retailers in Australia.

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Michael Philippenko

Keep up with the latest in reporting tools, as Michael discusses changes in reporting standards and the latest tools and improvements in FastReports.

What is the ADUG Symposium?

ADUG Symposium is a day of learning, sharing and socialising run by ADUG Delphi users.

Typically, there are 4 presentations on a variety of topics of interest.  For many years, the symposium was held in two cities in Australia, on consecutive days.  COVID changed everything and now it is on one day in Melbourne and streamed online.

Topics can range from programming techniques, debugging, security, third party commercial and open source components and libraries to strategies for business and tools for making the life cycle of development reliable and smooth.

After the presentations, we have a prize draw where lucky attendees can win some fantastic prizes from our generous supporters.

Why not join us this year and participate in a friendly get together with like minded programmers.


The home of Delphi professionals
(and hobbyists)

Benefits of Membership


Meet other Delphi programmers from hobbyists right up to industry leaders. Our meetings, symposium and forum provide the chance to make new friends and discover you are not alone!


Ever had that stupid problem that has you stuck? Our forum is a great place to turn to help, or come along to a meeting and have the group brainstorm it for you.

Free stuff

Members are eligible for symposium prizes. We can almost guarantee that a prize will far exceed the cost of membership. In fact, some prizes are worth 20 years of membership!!!

What we offer

Monthly meetings

We run a monthly meeting in most capital cities. With most meetings streaming online, you can actually join multiple meetings each month.

Meetings typically have one or two presentations and a general discussion. They are a great opportunity to learn new things and to ask questions.


Every year (plus or minus a year for pandemics and disorganisation) we run a full day symposium. They typically have 4 or 5 presenters, and we try to get one “big name” international presenter. They are usually run in two cities – Melbourne plus another capital. Symposium also has the most amazing prize pool at the end. In recent years we have been able to secure more prizes than attendees. Guaranteed winners!!!


The ADUG forum (previously a mailing list) is a great place to look for answers or to raise a question. 

Since members are mostly in Australia, you are much more likely to get a quick answer.

All the content from our mailing list going back over 20 years has been imported into the forum.

Upcoming Meetings

Monthly Meetings are held in Sydney , Melbourne , Brisbane , Canberra , Adelaide and Perth