FAQs

Where is the conference held?

  • The event is held at Pan Pacific Hotel, located in the Perth CBD, the capital city of Western Australia.
  • Information on the venue and destination is available here.

Do I need a Visa?

How do I register to attend?

  • Please register online.  To request a hardcopy form, contact Allison Taylor
  • Registration confirmation will be sent by email, including a download link for the invoice/receipt.  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 registration must be completed for each delegate. Sharing registrations is not permitted.
  • Delegates must wear the correct lanyard at all times.  Sharing lanyards is not permitted.
  • View Registration Terms & Conditions

How can I access discounted registration fees?

  • Present a paper and save 50%.
  • 50% discount is offered to sole consultants, unemployed and retired professionals. Further information may be requested.
  • 30% discount is offered to 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 a reference 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.

What is included with my registration?

  • Technical sessions (corresponding to registration type).
  • Online access to papers during the conference and final e-proceedings book after the conference (by 31 July).
  • Uranium-REE-Lithium/Gold-PM attendees may move freely between sessions and receive passwords and proceedings for both sessions.
  • Nickel-Cobalt-Copper attendees may attend the ISR Symposium and will receive both NCC and ISR proceedings.
  • Daily arrival coffee, morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Welcome Reception and/or Happy Hour  (corresponding to registration type).
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, satchel and sponsor gifts, and attendee list.
  • Note : Conference Dinner tickets are an an additional cost for all participants.

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 .
  • 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.

What do people say about ALTA conferences?

  • Over the past 22 years 3,007 people from 63 countries have attended ALTA conferences 5,594 times – a true testament to the quality of our event. ALTA 2017 welcomed 109 new attendees for the first time.
  • Read our Testimonials
  • ALTA in the media.

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 16 May and activated on 19 May. Refer to the email entitled “ALTA 2018 Access to Papers”. Registration fees must be paid in order to receive passwords.  Sharing passwords is strictly prohibited.
  • Booth Support Staff do not receive the electronic papers or proceedings.
  • The final proceedings book will be provided to conference attendees by download link after the conference (by 31 July).
  • If you are unable to attend the conference but wish to purchase the proceedings, they will be are available from Publications.  Contact Allison Taylor to register your early interest.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • All cancellations must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat and refunds, if applicable, will be issued after the conference.
  • Substitutions are welcome provided notification in writing is received.
  • Cancellations will be made subject to the following deadlines.
    Prior to 31 March: Refund less $200 administration fee.
    1 to 30 April: Refund less $500 administration fee.
    After 1 May: No refund.

What should I do when I arrive at the venue?

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

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 may be purchased separately by contacting the Conference Secretariat).
  • Visitors may register online or onsite at the venue in exchange for a business card.
  • Exhibitor staff may not attend as free visitors.
  • Visitors will not be provided letters of invitation.
  • More information available from Exhibition Visitors.

Is Wi-Fi available at the venue?

  • Yes. 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?

  • The dress code for the conference sessions and all social functions is business suit or business casual.

Where is the conference held?

  • The event is held at Pan Pacific Hotel, located in the Perth CBD, the capital city of Western Australia.
  • Information on the venue and destination is available here.

Do I need a Visa?

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.

How do I submit an abstract?

  • Online submission using the ALTA 2018 template by 31 January (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 acknowledgement that the paper was first presented at ALTA 2018.
  • Authors may publish their paper in third-party publications provided the paper includes acknowledgement it was first presented at ALTA 2018.
  • Warning: Please research any journal prior to publishing as authors may be approached by predatory publishers. For possible suspect publishers, visit http://beallslist.weebly.com/. If you are unsure, please contact ALTA.
  • 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 Author & Presenter Guidelines, including copyright.

Do I have to prepare a written paper?

  • Yes (unless by special prior agreement with ALTA).
  • Papers must be prepared in accordance with the Author & Presenter Guidelines. Papers that do not comply with the guidelines will be returned for reformatting.
  • Papers must have a technical focus; marketing-based papers are not appropriate will not be accepted.
  • Typical length of papers is 8-15 pages, although longer papers are acceptable.
  • Papers must be prepared and presented in the English language.
  • 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.

What is included with my registration?

  • Technical sessions (corresponding to registration type).
  • Online access to papers during the conference and final e-proceedings book after the conference (by 31 July).
  • Uranium-REE-Lithium/Gold-PM attendees may move freely between sessions and receive passwords and proceedings for both sessions.
  • Nickel-Cobalt-Copper attendees may attend the ISR Symposium and will receive both NCC and ISR proceedings.
  • Daily arrival coffee, morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Welcome Reception and/or Happy Hour  (corresponding to registration type).
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, satchel and sponsor gifts, and attendee list.
  • Note : Conference Dinner tickets are an an additional cost for all participants.

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 .
  • 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.

How do I submit my paper?

  • The deadline for submission is 31 March (extensions may be provided on request).
  • Papers must be prepared in accordance with the Author & Presenter Guidelines. Papers that do not comply with the guidelines will be returned for reformatting.
  • Papers must be submitted online in Microsoft Word format; with a PDF version attached for reference.  The submission portal can accept files up to 40MB.
  • 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.

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.

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 15 October).

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 16 May and activated on 19 May. Refer to the email entitled “ALTA 2018 Access to Papers”. Registration fees must be paid in order to receive passwords.  Sharing passwords is strictly prohibited.
  • Booth Support Staff do not receive the electronic papers or proceedings.
  • The final proceedings book will be provided to conference attendees by download link after the conference (by 31 July).
  • If you are unable to attend the conference but wish to purchase the proceedings, they will be are available from Publications.  Contact Allison Taylor to register your early interest.

What should I do when I arrive at the venue?

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

Do I need to provide a bio?

  • Yes, so we may properly introduce your presentation to the audience.
  • Presenter bios must be submitted online in ALTA 2018 format (download template).

When do I submit my presentation?

  • 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.
  • Presentations must be prepared in accordance with the ALTA 2018 Author & Presenter Guidelines.
  • Please allow 25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions.
  • Presentations must be given in the English language.

Is Wi-Fi available at the venue?

  • Yes. 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 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, and breakfast will be 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.

What is the dress code?

  • The dress code for the conference sessions and all social functions is business suit or business casual.

Do exhibitors have to register to attend?

  • Yes! Exhibitors are required to register by 31 March.
  • Each booth includes one complimentary delegate registration (sharing is not permitted).  Additional delegates from exhibiting organisations receive discounted rates.
  • Each booth includes one complimentary booth support staff pass (sharing is not permitted).  Additional booth support staff must register at the advertised rate.
  • Booth support staff are not permitted to register as free exhibition visitors.
  • Booth support staff are not permitted to attend the sessions and do not receive the electronic papers or proceedings.

What is included with the complimentary delegate registration?

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

What is included with the complimentary booth support staff registration?

  • Access to the exhibition.
  • Daily catering, including arrival coffee, morning and afternoon tea, hot buffet lunch
  • Welcome Reception and/or Happy Hour (relevant to booking).
  • Wi-Fi, satchel and attendee list.
  • 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.

What is included in the booth?

  • Shell Scheme: 3 metres wide x 2 metres deep with 2400mm high walls.
  • All Walls: White walls requring double sided tape or velcro for hanging posters.
  • Company Name: In standard format on front fascia via Exhibitor Order Form (options available for additional cost).
  • Light & Power: 2x spotlights and 1x standard power supply.
  • The venue will provide 1x trestle table and 2x chairs free of charge, however we recommend purchasing booth furniture from the exhibition supplier.  Refer Exhibitor Tools

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 such as set-up times and shipping?

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

Can people not attending the conference visit my booth?

  • Yes! The exhibition is open to visitors 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 list to ALTA and we’ll send an invitation on your behalf!

How can I promote my booth?

  • Announce your booth on LinkedIn and Twitter using #ALTA2018.
  • Promote your participation on your organisation’s website and newsletters.
  • Insert the Exhibitor Button into your email signature, website and social media pages.
  • Email an invitation to your contacts and invite them to attend your booth as a Free Exhibition Visitor, or send an email list to ALTA and we’ll send an invitation on your behalf!

Do I need a Visa?

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 .
  • 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.

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 16 May and activated on 19 May. Refer to the email entitled “ALTA 2018 Access to Papers”. Registration fees must be paid in order to receive passwords.  Sharing passwords is strictly prohibited.
  • Booth Support Staff do not receive the electronic papers or proceedings.
  • The final proceedings book will be provided to conference attendees by download link after the conference (by 31 July).
  • If you are unable to attend the conference but wish to purchase the proceedings, they will be are available from Publications.  Contact Allison Taylor to register your early interest.

Is Wi-Fi available at the venue?

  • Yes. 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?

  • The dress code for the conference sessions and all social functions is business suit or business casual.

Can ALTA help ship my booth materials after the exhibition?

  • Sorry, but we are unable to help with shipping arrangements.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for their own shipping and customs arrangements for deliveries to the venue and collections after the event.
  • If you need assistance, we recommend Agility, a specialised exhibition and event logistics provider.  Agility is the recommended freight forwarder for ALTA 2018 and can assist with all all local, interstate and international transport services to the venue.  Prior to the conference, Agility will contact exhibitors to discuss their specific logistics requirements.  The Transport Quote Request Form is available from Exhibitor Tools.

What is included with the complimentary delegate registration?

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

Do sponsors have to register to attend?

  • Yes! Sponsors are required to register by 31 March.
  • Each sponsorship includes one complimentary delegate registration (sharing is not permitted).
  • Additional delegates from sponsoring organisations receive discounted rates.

Where is the conference held?

  • The event is held at Pan Pacific Hotel, located in the Perth CBD, the capital city of Western Australia.
  • Information on the venue and destination is available here.

Where can I find more information such as satchel inserts and shipping?

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

How can I promote my sponsorship?

  • Announce your sponsorship on LinkedIn and Twitter using #ALTA2018.
  • Promote your participation on your organisation’s website and newsletters.
  • Insert the Sponsor Button into your email signature, website and social media pages.

Do I need a Visa?

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 .
  • 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.

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 16 May and activated on 19 May. Refer to the email entitled “ALTA 2018 Access to Papers”. Registration fees must be paid in order to receive passwords.  Sharing passwords is strictly prohibited.
  • Booth Support Staff do not receive the electronic papers or proceedings.
  • The final proceedings book will be provided to conference attendees by download link after the conference (by 31 July).
  • If you are unable to attend the conference but wish to purchase the proceedings, they will be are available from Publications.  Contact Allison Taylor to register your early interest.

Is Wi-Fi available at the venue?

  • Yes. 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?

  • The dress code for the conference sessions and all social functions is business suit or business casual.

Can ALTA help ship my sponsor materials after the conference?

  • Sorry, but we are unable to help with shipping arrangements.
  • Sponsors are responsible for their own shipping and customs arrangements for deliveries to the venue and collections after the event.
  • If you need assistance, we recommend Agility, a specialised exhibition and event logistics provider.  Agility is the recommended freight forwarder for ALTA 2018 and can assist with all all local, interstate and international transport services to the venue.  Prior to the conference, Agility will contact sponsors to discuss their specific logistics requirements.  The Transport Quote Request Form is available from Sponsor Tools.

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 may be purchased separately by contacting the Conference Secretariat).
  • Visitors may register online or onsite at the venue in exchange for a business card.
  • Exhibitor staff may not attend as free visitors.
  • Visitors will not be provided letters of invitation.
  • More information available from Exhibition Visitors.

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