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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the conference held?

  • The event is held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth, Australia.
  • Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is situated between the Darling Ranges and the Indian Ocean, and along the banks of the Swan River, 12 km from the ocean.
  • Information on the venue and destination is available at Venue/Hotel

How do I register?

  • Online registration will remain open for latecomers; or you may register onsite at the venue.
  • Hardcopy registration forms also available, which can be sent by email.
  • Registrations will be acknowledged via email. Please check the confirmation carefully and advise any modifications immediately.
  • Conference fees are in Australian dollars and include 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • Separate forms are to be completed for each delegate. Sharing individual registrations is not permitted.
  • Delegates must wear the correct lanyard at all times. Sharing lanyards is not permitted.
  • Download Terms & Conditions

What is included with my registration?

  • Technical sessions (relevant to registration type), arrival coffee, morning/afternoon tea, lunch, wi-fi, satchel and attendee list.
  • Welcome Reception and/or Happy Hour (relevant to registration type).
  • Online access passwords to papers (during the conference) and e-proceedings (after the conference by 31 July).
  • UREE/GPM attendees may move freely between sessions and will receive access passwords and proceedings for both sessions.
  • Conference dinner tickets are an an additional cost for all participants.

How can I access discount rates?

  • Present a paper and save 50%.
  • 50% discount for sole consultants, unemployed and retired professionals. Further information may be requested.
  • 30% discount for Young Professionals 32 years and under.
  • Register 3+ from one organisation and save 11% per person.
  • Exhibit or sponsor and receive one free registration and save 15% on additional delegates.
  • Register and pay prior to February 28 to be eligible for Early Bird rates.
  • Student registration is offered to provide students the opportunity to learn and to network with senior members of the industry. Student registration includes undergraduate and graduate students pursuing full-time studies in areas relevant to the conference. Students must provide proof of their full-time status for current academic year by way of a letter from the Department Head.

How do I pay my registration fees?

  • Secure credit card payment is available during Online registration.
  • To pay by bank transfer, select the option on the payment page and an invoice including account details will be provided by email. Please quote the invoice number as the reference on the bank transfer so we can identify your payment. Please instruct your bank to debit your account for the charges on both sides. All payments must be made in Australian dollars.

Will you provide catering to suit my special dietary requirements?

  • Yes. Please advise your dietary requirements during the registration process
  • Most dietary requirements can be catered by Pan Pacific Perth in-house at no additional cost.
  • Kosher meals must be prepared offsite and delivered daily, and therefore will attract additional charges - a quote will be provided on request.

How do I book a hotel room?

  • Book online to secure discount rates for ALTA attendees.
  • We recommend booking early for the best selection - bookings cannot be guaranteed after 8 May.
  • ALTA offers the cheapest rates at Pan Pacific Perth for the conference dates. No pre-payment is required. Credit cards details are held to guarantee the booking only. Cancellations accepted until 4pm on the day of arrival without penalty.
  • Beware of Unauthorised Hotel Solicitations. The only legitimate booking method is via the ALTA website. No third-party booking service is endorsed by or affiliated with the conference.

Do I need a Visa?

What should I do when I arrive?

  • Pick up your lanyard and satchel at the registration desk. Correct lanyards must be worn at all times.

What is the dress code?

  • Dress code for the conference and social functions is business suit or business casual.

How do I get a copy of the proceedings?

  • Papers will be made available to attendees electronically during the conference. Late papers will be posted as received.
  • Access passwords will be sent to delegates 17 May and activated on 20 May. Refer to the email entitled “ALTA 2017 Access to Papers”. Sharing passwords is strictly prohibited. Registration fees must be paid in full to receive passwords.
  • The final proceedings will be distributed electronically after the conference (by 31 July).
  • If you are unable to attend, proceedings are available for purchase from Publications.

How do I access Wi-Fi?

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the conference venue for ALTA attendees. Details in your welcome pack.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the hotel for in-house guests.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • All cancellations must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat and the refund will be issued after the Conference. Substitutions are welcome notification must be received in writing. Refunds for cancellation will be made subject to the following deadlines: On or before to 31 March Full refund less $200 administration fee. 1 to 30 April: Full refund less $500 administration fee. After 1 May: No refund.
  • In the unlikely event of cancellation of the conference, the only liability of the organiser is to refund all the monies paid.
  • Download Terms & Conditions

Can I visit the exhibition if I'm not attending the conference?

  • Yes, there is free entry during visitor hours!
  • Visitor passes exclude daily lunch and networking functions (tickets purchased separately).
  • Visitors may register online (opens 1 March 2017) or onsite at the registration desk using a business card.
  • Visitors will not be provided letters of invitation to support visa applications.
  • More information, including visitor hours is available at Exhibition Visitors

What do people say about ALTA conferences?

How do I submit an abstract?

  • Abstracts must be prepared using the abstract template. Multiple abstracts may be submitted.
  • Online submission by 31 December (provisional deadline).
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you when your abstract has been received.
  • Notification of acceptance into the program will be sent by email.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published.

What is ALTA's copyright policy?

  • ALTA’s policy is to share copyright with authors, therefore authors are not permitted to assign copyright to a third party.
  • Authors may present the paper at another conference after ALTA 2017 provided the paper includes written acknowledgement that the paper was first presented at ALTA 2017.
  • Authors may publish their paper in third-party publications provided the paper includes written acknowledgement it was first presented at ALTA 2017.
  • Authors are not permitted to publish the full papers on social media, but are encouraged to publish the abstract before and after the conference.

Do I have to register?

  • All presenters must register and pay to attend by 28 Febuary.
  • Each paper attracts only one presenter discount registration. Co-presenters and co-authors must register using advertised rates.
  • Presenters receive 50% discount off registration fees for the event in which they are presenting.
  • Further discounts offered to presenters who are sole consultants, unemployed or retired.
  • Presenters who wish to the full-week conference will receive a 30% discount off standard rates.
  • Presenter registrations are not transferrable and sharing is not permitted.
  • Student presenters may register using the student rate.

What is included with my registration?

  • Technical sessions (relevant to registration type), arrival coffee, morning/afternoon tea, lunch, Wi-Fi, satchel and attendee list.
  • Online access passwords to papers (during the conference) and e-proceedings (after the conference by 31 July).
  • UREE/GPM presenters may move freely between sessions and receive access passwords and proceedings for both sessions.
  • Welcome Reception and/or Happy Hour (relevant to registration type).
  • Conference dinner tickets are an an additional cost for all participants.

How do I book a hotel room?

  • Book online to secure discount rates for ALTA attendees.
  • We recommend booking early for the best selection - bookings cannot be guaranteed after 8 May.
  • ALTA offers the cheapest rates at Pan Pacific Perth for the conference dates. No pre-payment is required. Credit cards details are held to guarantee the booking only. Cancellations accepted until 4pm on the day of arrival without penalty.
  • Beware of Unauthorised Hotel Solicitations. The only legitimate booking method is via the ALTA website. No third-party booking service is endorsed by or affiliated with the conference.

Will you provide catering to suit my special dietary requirements?

  • Yes. Please advise your dietary requirements during the registration process
  • Most dietary requirements can be catered by Pan Pacific Perth in-house at no additional cost.
  • Kosher meals must be prepared offsite and delivered daily, and therefore will attract additional charges - a quote will be provided on request.

Do I need a Visa?

Do I have to prepare a written paper?

  • Presenters must prepare a written paper for the proceedings and a presentation for the conference.
  • It is a requirement that papers are prepared using the conference template and formatted per the Author & Presenter Guidelines.
  • With prior ALTA approval, a presentation may be submitted for the proceedings in lieu of a written paper.
  • All papers accepted into the program must be presented. If circumstances arise that a presenter cannot attend the conference, please contact ALTA to discuss alternative arrangements.

How do I submit my paper?

  • Online submission via Presenters.
  • Papers must be submitted in Microsoft Word for inclusion in the proceedings. Please include a PDF version for our reference.
  • Presentations to be included in proceedings in lieu of written papers must also be submitted at this time.

Can I edit my paper after I submit it?

  • Please check submissions carefully as edits will not accepted until post-conference revisions are invited.
  • After the conference, ALTA will send the master version of papers to presenters for edit and return. Updates of the original paper will not be accepted.

How do I submit my bio?

How can I promote my paper?

  • Announce your participation via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and your organisation’s website and newsletters.
  • Send your abstract to your client/contact list and invite them to attend.
  • Insert the presenter button into your email signature, website and social media pages.

How do I submit my presentation?

  • Bring your presentation to the briefing on a USB stick. Do not submit prior unless providing a presentation in lieu of written paper.
  • We recommend traveling with one copy in a carry-on bag and a second copy in checked baggage during airline flights, in case one of them is lost.

What should I do when I arrive?

  • Pick up your lanyard and satchel at the registration desk. Correct lanyards must be worn at all times.

How do I get a copy of the proceedings?

  • Papers will be made available to attendees electronically during the conference. Late papers will be posted as received.
  • Access passwords will be sent to delegates 17 May and activated on 20 May. Refer to the email entitled “ALTA 2017 Access to Papers”. Sharing passwords is strictly prohibited.
  • The final proceedings will be distributed electronically after the conference (by 31 July).

How do I access Wi-Fi?

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the conference venue for ALTA attendees. Details in your welcome pack.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the hotel for in-house guests.

What is the dress code?

  • Dress code for the conference and social functions is business suit or business casual.

What should I do on the day of my presentation?

  • All presenters must attend the presenter briefing on the day of presentation.
  • The briefing is held at 7:30am in the Goldsworthy room (breakfast provided). This important gathering includes introductions, program updates and AV familiarisation.
  • Bring your presentation to the briefing on a USB stick. Do not submit prior unless providing a presentation in lieu of written paper.
  • The Goldsworthy room is available to presenters all day on the day of presentation.

How can I promote my sponsorship?

  • Announce your participation via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and your organisation’s website and newsletters.
  • Insert the Sponsor Button into your email signature, website and social media pages.

Where can I find more information regarding satchel inserts, shipping, etc?

  • The Sponsor Manual provides detailed information for Sponsors. Download from Sponsor Tools.

Can ALTA arrange to ship any leftover sponsor materials after the conference?

  • No. Sponsors are responsible for their own shipping and customs arrangements for deliveries to the venue and collections after the event.

Do we have to register to attend?

  • Yes, all sponsors must register by 28 February.
  • Each sponsorship includes one delegate registration to the relevant event/s. Complimentary registrations are not transferrable and sharing is not permitted.
  • Additional delegates from sponsoring organisations receive discounted rates.

What is included with the complimentary delegate registration?

  • Technical sessions (relevant to booth type), arrival coffee, morning/afternoon tea, lunch, Wi-Fi, satchel and attendee list.
  • Online access passwords to papers (during the conference) and e-proceedings (after the conference by 31 July).
  • Welcome Reception and/or Happy Hour (relevant to booth type).
  • Conference dinner tickets are an an additional cost for all participants.

Will you provide catering to suit my special dietary requirements?

  • Yes. Please advise your dietary requirements during the registration process
  • Most dietary requirements can be catered by Pan Pacific Perth in-house at no additional cost.
  • Kosher meals must be prepared offsite and delivered daily, and therefore will attract additional charges - a quote will be provided on request.

How do I book a hotel room?

  • Book online to secure discount rates for ALTA attendees.
  • We recommend booking early for the best selection - bookings cannot be guaranteed after 8 May.
  • ALTA offers the cheapest rates at Pan Pacific Perth for the conference dates. No pre-payment is required. Credit cards details are held to guarantee the booking only. Cancellations accepted until 4pm on the day of arrival without penalty.
  • Beware of Unauthorised Hotel Solicitations. The only legitimate booking method is via the ALTA website. No third-party booking service is endorsed by or affiliated with the conference.

Do I need a Visa?

What should I do when I arrive?

  • Pick up your lanyard and satchel at the registration desk. Correct lanyards must be worn at all times.

How do I access Wi-Fi?

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the conference venue for ALTA attendees. Details in your welcome pack.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the hotel for in-house guests.

How do I get a copy of the proceedings?

  • Papers will be made available to attendees electronically during the conference. Late papers will be posted as received.
  • Access passwords will be sent to delegates 17 May and activated on 20 May. Refer to the email entitled “ALTA 2017 Access to Papers”. Sharing passwords is strictly prohibited.
  • The final proceedings will be distributed electronically after the conference (by 31 July).

What is the dress code?

  • Dress code for the conference, exhibition and social functions is business suit or business casual.

How can I promote my booth?

  • Announce your participation via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and your organisation’s website and newsletters.
  • Insert the Exhibitor Button into your email signature, website and social media pages.

Can non-attendees visit my booth?

  • Yes! The exhibition is open to visitors not attending the conference free of charge during visitor hours (excludes lunches and cocktail functions). Lunch and function tickets may be purchased separately for your guests.
  • Email an invitation to your contacts and invite them to attend your booth as a Free Exhibition Visitor, or send an email contact list to ALTA and we'll send an invitation on your behalf.

What is provided for the booth?

  • Shell Scheme: 3 metres wide x 2 metres deep with 2400mm high walls.
  • All Walls: White background needing double sided tape or velcro.
  • Company Name: In standard format on front fascia via order form (options available for additional cost).
  • Light & Power: Two (2) spotlights and one (1) power supply.
  • Venue Furniture: 1 x trestle table and 2 x venue chairs supplied.

How do I order furniture and AV equipment for my booth?

  • Booth supplies must be ordered directly from the exhibition contractor, Advans. Download the catalogue and order form from Exhibitor Tools.

Where can I find more information regarding set-up times, shipping, etc?

  • The Exhibitor Manual provides detailed information for Exhibitors. Download from Exhibitor Tools.

Can ALTA arrange to ship my booth materials after the exhibition?

  • No. Exhibitors are responsible for their own shipping and customs arrangements for deliveries to the venue and collections after the event.

Do we have to register to attend?

  • Yes, all exhibitors must register by 28 February.
  • Each booth includes one delegate registration and one booth support staff. Complimentary registrations are not transferrable and sharing is not permitted.
  • Additional delegates from exhibiting organisations receive discounted rates.
  • Additional booth support staff must register at the advertised rate.
  • Booth support staff are not permitted to register as exhibition visitors.

What is included with the complimentary delegate registration?

  • Technical sessions (relevant to booth type), arrival coffee, morning/afternoon tea, lunch, Wi-Fi, satchel and attendee list.
  • Online access passwords to papers (during the conference) and e-proceedings (after the conference by 31 July).
  • Welcome Reception and/or Happy Hour (relevant to booth type).
  • Conference dinner tickets are an an additional cost for all participants.

What is included with the complimentary booth support staff registration?

  • Arrival coffee, morning/afternoon tea, lunch, Wi-Fi, satchel and attendee list.
  • Welcome Reception and/or Happy Hour (relevant to booth type).
  • Conference dinner tickets are an an additional cost for all participants.
  • Booth support staff are not permitted to attend the sessions and do not receive the electronic papers or proceedings.

Will you provide catering to suit my special dietary requirements?

  • Yes. Please advise your dietary requirements during the registration process
  • Most dietary requirements can be catered by Pan Pacific Perth in-house at no additional cost.
  • Kosher meals must be prepared offsite and delivered daily, and therefore will attract additional charges - a quote will be provided on request.

How do I book a hotel room?

  • Book online to secure discount rates for ALTA attendees.
  • We recommend booking early for the best selection - bookings cannot be guaranteed after 8 May.
  • ALTA offers the cheapest rates at Pan Pacific Perth for the conference dates. No pre-payment is required. Credit cards details are held to guarantee the booking only. Cancellations accepted until 4pm on the day of arrival without penalty.
  • Beware of Unauthorised Hotel Solicitations. The only legitimate booking method is via the ALTA website. No third-party booking service is endorsed by or affiliated with the conference.

Do I need a Visa?

What should I do when I arrive?

  • Pick up your lanyard and satchel at the registration desk. Correct lanyards must be worn at all times.

How do I access Wi-Fi?

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the conference venue for ALTA attendees. Details in your welcome pack.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the hotel for in-house guests.

How do I get a copy of the proceedings?

  • Papers will be made available to attendees electronically during the conference. Late papers will be posted as received.
  • Access passwords will be sent to delegates 17 May and activated on 20 May. Refer to the email entitled “ALTA 2017 Access to Papers”. Sharing passwords is strictly prohibited.
  • The final proceedings will be distributed electronically after the conference (by 31 July).
  • Booth support staff do not receive the electronic papers or proceedings.

What is the dress code?

  • Dress code for the conference, exhibition and social functions is business suit or business casual.

Can I visit the exhibition if I'm not attending the conference?

  • Yes, there is free entry during visitor hours!
  • Visitor passes exclude daily lunch and networking functions (tickets purchased separately).
  • Visitors may register online (opens 1 March 2017) or onsite at the registration desk using a business card.
  • Visitors will not be provided letters of invitation to support visa applications.
  • More information, including visitor hours is available at Exhibition Visitors

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