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ALTA 2018 is the 23rd year of one of the world’s premier annual metallurgical events.  This gathering of the global Nickel, Cobalt, Copper, Uranium-REE-Li and Gold-PM industries features highly-focused programs, topical forums, and key international presenters.  The conference and exhibition provide an outstanding platform for exposing the latest worldwide developments in plant operations, process technology, new projects, testwork and scale-up, process modelling and control systems, application of mineralogy and geometallurgy, R&D, equipment, reagents, materials, tailings disposal and environmental alleviation.

Presenter Benefits

  • 50% off registration fees for presenting event or 30% off the full week conference (one per paper only).
  • Promotion via LinkedIn and ALTA website (65,000 annual visitors).
  • Network with other presenters and chairpersons at the Presenter Briefing (breakfast provided).
  • Generous 30-minute timeslots.
  • Opportunity to update papers after the conference prior to distribution of final proceedings.
  • Co-authors receive 25% off proceedings and other ALTA publications.
  • Proceedings and single papers will be available for online purchase, then after 18 months will be permanently included in our widely-used Free Library.

31 December 2017 (Provisional) Submission of abstracts
28 February 2018 Presenter registration
15 March 2018 Lodge visa application
31 March 2018 Submission of written papers
31 March 2018 Submission of presenter bios
15 April 2018 Book hotel accommodation at conference venue
19 May 2018 Short Course: A-Z of Copper Ore Leaching
20 May 2018 Short Course: SX and its Application to Copper, Uranium & Nickel-Cobalt
21-23 May 2018 Nickel-Cobalt-Copper presentations: Bring on a USB stick to the Presenter Briefing on the day of presentation.
24-25 May 2018 Uranium-REE-Li and Gold-PM sessions (parallel): Bring on a USB stick to the Presenter Briefing on the day of presentation.
26 May 2018 Short Course: Uranium Ore Processing
15 June 2018 Submission of post-conference updated papers

Abstract Template Download ALTA 2018 template
Author Guidelines Available 31 August
Presenter Guidelines Available 31 August
Written Paper Template Available 31 August
Presenter Bio Available 31 August

How do I submit an abstract?

  • Online submission using the ALTA 2018 template by 31 December (provisional deadline).
  • Abstracts must be a minimum of 250 words to a maximum of one page.
  • 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 2018 provided the paper includes written acknowledgement that the paper was first presented at ALTA 2018.
  • Authors may publish their paper in third-party publications provided the paper includes written acknowledgement it was first presented at ALTA 2018.
  • Authors are not permitted to publish the full papers on social media, but are encouraged to publish the abstract before and after the conference.
  • Submission of a paper is deemed to be acceptance of the Guidelines, including copyright.

Do I need to register to attend the conference?

  • Yes! All presenters must register and pay to attend by 28 February (registration opens 1 November).
  • Each accepted paper receives one presenter discount registration. Co-presenters and co-authors must register using advertised rates.
  • Presenters receive 50% off registration fees for the event in which they are presenting. Presenters who wish to attend the full-week conference will receive 30% off standard rates.
  • Further discounts offered to presenters who are sole consultants, unemployed or retired.
  • Student presenters may register using the student rates.
  • Presenter registrations are not transferrable and sharing is not permitted.

What is included with my registration?

  • Technical sessions (corresponding to registration type).
  • Online access passwords to papers (during the conference) and final e-proceedings book (after the conference by 31 July). U-REE-LI/G-PM presenters receive passwords and proceedings for both sessions.
  • Daily arrival coffee, morning tea lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Welcome Reception and/or Happy Hour (relevant to registration type) is included, however Conference Dinner tickets are an an additional cost for all participants.
  • Complimentary satchel and sponsor gifts, attendee list and complimentary Wi-Fi.

How do I book a hotel room?

  • Pan Pacific Perth provides the cheapest rates available for the conference dates through the official ALTA 2018 online booking site (opens 1 November). Book early to to avoid disappointment; bookings cannot be guaranteed after 4 May.
  • No pre-payment required and penalty-free cancellations are accepted until 4pm on the day of arrival.
  • Beware of unauthorised hotel solicitations. The only legitimate booking method is via the official booking portal. 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. During lunches, tea breaks and cocktail functions, a separate catering station will provide special requests. During the dinner, please identify yourself to staff.
  • 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?

  • Yes (unless by special prior agreement with ALTA).
  • Papers must be prepared in accordance with the ALTA 2018 Author Guidelines (available 31 August). Papers that do not comply with the Guidelines will be returned for reformatting.
  • Papers must be technical in content; marketing-based papers are not appropriate and will not be accepted.
  • 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?

  • The deadline for submission is 31 March; extensions may be provided on request.
  • Papers must be submitted online in Microsoft Word format; with a PDF version attached for reference. The submission portal can accept files up to 45MB.

Can I update my paper after submission?

  • Please check your paper carefully before submitting as updates will not be accepted until post-conference updates are invited by ALTA. We recommend asking a colleague to review the paper for technical content, language and spelling. For authors whose first language is not English, we recommend review by a professional technical editing service.
  • After the conference, ALTA will send the master version of papers to presenters for update and return. Updates of the original submitted version will not be accepted.

How do I submit my bio?

  • Presenter bios must be submitted online in ALTA 2018 format (template available 31 August).

How can I promote my paper?

  • Announce your participation via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and your organisation’s website and newsletters.
  • Publish your abstract on LinkedIn. Note: Publishing of full papers on social media is prohibited.
  • Send your abstract to your client/contact list and invite them to attend.
  • Insert the ALTA 2018 Presenter Button into your email signature, website and social media pages (available 31 August).

How do I submit my presentation?

  • Presentations must be prepared in accordance with the ALTA 2018 Presenter Guidelines (available 31 August).
  • Bring your presentation on a USB drive in PowerPoint format to the Presenter Briefing on the day of your talk for uploading to AV equipment. Do not submit prior.
  • We recommend traveling with one in your carry-on bag and a back-up in checked baggage.
  • Please allow 25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions.

What should I do when I arrive?

  • Check in at the registration desk to collect your lanyard and satchel. Note: Correct lanyards must be worn at all times.

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.
  • The Goldsworthy room is available to presenters all day on the day of presentation.

How do I get a copy of the proceedings?

  • Papers will be made available to attendees electronically during the conference.
  • Access passwords will be sent to delegates 16May and activated on 19 May. Refer to the email entitled “ALTA 2018 Access to Papers”. Sharing passwords is strictly prohibited.
  • The final proceedings book will be distributed electronically to conference attendees after the conference (by 31 July).

How do I access Wi-Fi?

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the conference venue for ALTA 2018 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.

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