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ALTA 2019 is a world-class annual metallurgical conference, now in its 24th year, and a leading platform for innovation.  The emphasis of the program is practical rather than academic, and the themes running through the conference are the various aspects of technology and project development. ALTA conferences are well-known for providing exceptional opportunities for the industry to share ideas, innovations, technologies and projects, and develop new contacts and broader networks.

The event comprises five international conferences including dedicated expanded day sessions for In Situ Recovery (ISR) and Lithium Processing in response to industry activity.  We are pleased to partner with CSIRO Minerals for the ISR sessions and Curtin Gold Technology Group for the Gold-PM sessions.

50% off registration fees for presenting event or 30% off the full week conference (one per paper).
Sole Consultant presenters receive 75% off registration fees. (one per paper).
Promotion via LinkedIn and ALTA website.
Network with other presenters and chairpersons at ALTA's unique Presenter Breakfast Briefing.
Opportunity to update papers after the conference prior to publication of final proceedings after the conference.
Ongoing worldwide exposure. Proceedings and single papers available online purchase at reasonable cost shortly after the conference and promoted globally. After 18 months, proceedings are made freely available to the industry via the ALTA Free Library, a widely-used free resource for the metallurgical industry.

November 30 (Provisional)Abstract submission deadline
February 28Presenter registration
February 28Lodge visa application
March 31Submission of paper
March 31Submission of presenter bio
April 15Book hotel accommodation at conference venue
May 18Short Course: Treatment of Nickel-Cobalt Laterites
May 19Short Course: Copper SX/EW Basic Principles and Detailed Plant Design
May 20-22Nickel-Cobalt-Copper presentations: Bring on a USB stick to the presenter breakfast briefing on the day of your presentation.
May 23Uranium-REE and Gold-PM presentations (parallel sessions): Bring your presentation on a USB stick to the presenter breakfast briefing on the day of presentation.
May 24ISR and Lithium Processing presentations (parallel sessions): Bring on a USB stick to the presenter breakfast briefing on the day of your presentation.
May 25Short Course: Heap Leaching & its Application to Copper, Gold, Uranium & Nickel Ores
June 14Submission of final paper for the proceedings

Author & Presenter GuidelinesAbstracts and papers must be formatted and submitted in accordance with the Author & Presenter Guidelines. Submission of an abstract is deemed to be acceptance of the Guidelines, including Copyright.
Abstract TemplateDownload ALTA 2019 abstract template
Paper TemplateDownload the ALTA 2019 sample paper to use as a template. Please save your paper as the surname of the presenter and paper reference ID (e.g. TAYLOR-NCC100).
Presenter BioKeep your presenter bio professional, friendly, and brief (125 words maximum). The session chair will read the bio to introduce you to the audience, so please ensure it is in sentence format. View sample bio
Presentation TemplateUse of the ALTA 2019 Presentation Template is encouraged but not compulsory. If using a corporate template, please refer to the Author & Presenter Guidelines to ensure your presentation is compliant.
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Conference LogoDownload the conference logo and insert into your presentation.
Promote your PresentationPromote your presentation by inserting the Presenter Button into your email signature, website and social media pages with hashtag #ALTA2019 and a link to: https://www.altamet.com.au/conferences/alta-2019/

Where is the conference held?

  • The event is held at Pan Pacific Hotel, located at 206 Adelaide Terrace in the Perth CBD, the capital city of Western Australia.
  • Information on the venue and destination is available here.

Do I need a Visa?

All non-Australian passport holders will require a visa to enter Australia.

We strongly encourage you to commence the application process no later than eight weeks prior to the conference (by 28 March 2019).  Participants for the event may be eligible for the following visa options:

Letters of Invitation

  • Letters of invitation can be requested by filling in this form (password required – request here).
  • Please note: All submissions are individually reviewed and suspected fraudulent submissions are forwarded to Australian Immigration.

 

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?

  • Submit your abstract online using the ALTA 2019 template by 30 November (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.
  • Please note, there are no poster sessions, therefore by submitting an abstract you agree to present at the conference in Perth if your abstract is accepted.

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 2019 provided the paper includes acknowledgement that the paper was first presented at ALTA 2019.
  • Authors may publish papers on their corporate website, provided there is written acknowledgement that the paper was presented at ALTA 2019.
  • Authors are not permitted to publish the full papers on social media, but are encouraged to publish the abstract before and after the conference.
  • Authors may publish their paper in third-party publications provided the paper includes acknowledgement it was first presented at ALTA 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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/Gold-PM attendees may move freely between sessions and receive passwords and proceedings for both sessions.
  • In Situ Recovery/Lithium Processing attendees may move freely between sessions and receive passwords and proceedings for both sessions.
  • 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.
  • 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 2019 online booking site (now open).
  • 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).
  • Submit your paper online including the reference number provided with your confirmation email.
  • 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, please visit the separate catering station for dietary needs. 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 (#ALTA2019)and your organisation’s website and newsletters.
  • Publish your abstract on LinkedIn (#ALTA2019). 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 2019 Presenter Button into your email signature, website and social media pages.

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 18 May. Refer to the email entitled “ALTA 2019 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, the technical proceedings will be available for purchase 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, all presenters must provide a bio. The session chair will read the bio to introduce you to the audience, so please ensure it is in sentence format.
  • Keep your presenter bio professional, friendly, and brief (125 words maximum).
  • Submit your bio online including the reference number issue with the confirmation email.
  • Please upload a photograph with your bio.

Is Wi-Fi available at the venue?

  • Yes. Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the conference venue for ALTA 2019 attendees courtesy of LANXESS. Details in your welcome pack.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the hotel for in-house guests.

How do I prepare and 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 2019 Author & Presenter Guidelines.
  • Presentations must be given in the English language.
  • Timeslots for Monday-Wednesday presenters: Allow 25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions.
  • Timeslots for Thursday-Friday presenters. Allow 20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions.

What is the dress code?

  • The dress code for the conference sessions and all 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.
  • The Goldsworthy room is available to presenters all day on the day of presentation.

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