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How will the online event work?

Our innovative online Community, the hub of the conference, will open 1 October.  The Lobby will welcome you with announcements and the daily agenda.  From there, delegates can access sessions, papers, panels discussions, Q&A, webinars, the virtual exhibition and networking.  Public visitors may access abstracts, the exhibition and webinars.

How do I register to attend?

  • Registration is online with a guided four-step process download registration instructions
  • The tax invoice and registration confirmation will be sent by email
  • All fees are listed in Australian dollars and include GST
  • Separate registration must be completed for each delegate (single user license)

Do you offer a student discount?

  • Yes!  Coupon code required – contact Allison Taylor
  • Low fees are available to 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 on request
  • Student registration is offered to provide students the opportunity to learn and to network with senior members of the industry

How can I access discounted registration fees?

  • Coupon codes required for all discount categories – contact Allison Taylor
  • Discount fees are offered to presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, young professionals, academics and groups of three (3) or more.
  • Further discounts available to sole consultants, unemployed and retired professionals.
  • Heavily discounted fees available to 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 on request.

How do I access the papers?

  • Papers will be available via a download link next to the presentation on the online platform.
  • Exhibition visitors do not receive the electronic papers or proceedings.
  • The final proceedings e-book will be sent to delegates by download link after the conference (by 31 January 2021).
  • 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 is included with my registration?

  • Access to keynote presentations and live Q&A discussions (videos available on-demand for 4 months) 
  • Access to technical presentations with Q&A chat (videos available on-demand for 4 months)
  • Access to papers during the conference and final e-proceedings book after the conference (by 31 January)
  • Access to virtual exhibition including interaction with industry partners 
  • Access to individual attendee networking
  • Access to sponsored webinars
  • Access to networking events

How do I pay my registration fees?

  • During the check out process you have the option to pay immediately by credit card or select ‘pay by invoice’ to pay by bank transfer.
  • A tax invoice will be sent to the email address listed in billing details
  • All fees are listed in Australian dollars and include GST
  • All payments must be made in Australian dollars

Will you provide an invoice for my registration fees?

  • Yes! All registrations receive a tax invoice
  • During check out, enter your billing details and billing address
  • Complete payment by credit card or select ‘pay by invoice’ for payment by bank transfer
  • A tax invoice will be sent to the email address listed in billing details

What do people say about ALTA conferences?

  • Over the past 24 years3,471 people from 66 countries have attended ALTA conferences 6,410 times – a true testament to the quality of this world-leading annual metallurgical event.
  • Read our Testimonials
  • ALTA in the media

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations must be made in writing by clicking the ‘contact us’ button in your confirmation email or send an email to Allison Taylor
  • Substitutions are welcome; credits or refunds (if applicable), will be issued after the conference
  • Cancellations after 10 October will incur $100 administration fee

Can I visit the virtual exhibition if I’m not attending the conference?

How do I submit an abstract?

  • Abstracts must be prepared using the abstract template. Must be a minimum of 250 words to a maximum of one page. Sample abstract
  • Submit online by 31 May. Email submissions will not be accepted.
  • Notification of acceptance into the program will be sent by email.
  • Please check spelling and grammar carefully. Accepted abstracts will be published as submitted.
  • Submission of an abstract is deemed to be acceptance of the Author & Presenter Guidelines, including copyright.
  • Please note, there are no poster sessions, therefore by submitting an abstract you agree to present at the conference if your abstract is accepted.

How will the online event work?

Our innovative online Community, the hub of the conference, will open 1 October.  The Lobby will welcome you with announcements and the daily agenda.  From there, delegates can access sessions, papers, panels discussions, Q&A, webinars, the virtual exhibition and networking.  Public visitors may access abstracts, the exhibition and webinars.

Do I need to register to attend the conference?

  • Yes! All presenters must register and pay to attend by 31 August.
  • Presenters receive 30% off registration fees (one per paper). Sole Consultant presenters receive 50% off registration fees. Presenter fee schedule
  • Each accepted paper receives one presenter discount registration. Co-presenters and co-authors must register using advertised rates.
  • Student presenters may register using the student rates.
  • Presenter registrations are not transferable.  Sharing is not permitted.

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 2020 provided the paper includes acknowledgement that the paper was first presented at ALTA 2020 .
  • Authors may publish papers on their corporate website, provided there is written acknowledgement that the paper was presented at ALTA 2020.
  • 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 2020.
  • 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 an abstract 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.
  • We recommend asking a colleague to review the paper for technical content and grammar.
  • For authors whose first language is not English, we recommend review by a native English speaker or professional technical editing service.

How do I access the papers?

  • Papers will be available via a download link next to the presentation on the online platform.
  • Exhibition visitors do not receive the electronic papers or proceedings.
  • The final proceedings e-book will be sent to delegates by download link after the conference (by 31 January 2021).
  • 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.

Do you offer a student discount?

  • Yes!  Coupon code required – contact Allison Taylor
  • Low fees are available to 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 on request
  • Student registration is offered to provide students the opportunity to learn and to network with senior members of the industry

What is included with my registration?

  • Access to keynote presentations and live Q&A discussions (videos available on-demand for 4 months) 
  • Access to technical presentations with Q&A chat (videos available on-demand for 4 months)
  • Access to papers during the conference and final e-proceedings book after the conference (by 31 January)
  • Access to virtual exhibition including interaction with industry partners 
  • Access to individual attendee networking
  • Access to sponsored webinars
  • Access to networking events

How do I submit my paper?

  • The deadline for submission is 31 August (extensions may be provided on request).
  • Papers must be submitted online in MS Word format. The submission portal can accept files up to 60MB.  Email submissions will not be accepted.
  • Papers must be prepared using the paper template. Save the document name as the session name and surname of presenter (e.g. NCC-TAYLOR). Sample paper
  • Papers must be prepared in accordance with the Author & Presenter Guidelines. Papers that do not comply with the guidelines will be returned for reformatting.
  • Please check your paper carefully before submitting as updates will not be accepted until post-conference updates are invited. If you wish to update your paper after the conference, ALTA will send the master version of papers to presenters for edit and return. Note: Updates of the original paper will not be accepted.
  • We recommend asking a colleague to review the paper for technical content and grammar.
  • For authors whose first language is not English, we recommend review by a native English speaker or professional technical editing service.

How can I promote my paper?

  • Announce your participation via LinkedIn, Twitter (#ALTA2020 or #ALTA2020online) and your organisation’s website and newsletters.
  • Publish your abstract on LinkedIn (#ALTA2020). 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 presenter button into your email signature, website and social media pages.

Do I need to provide a bio and photograph?

  • Yes! Presenter bios and photos will be published on the online platform alongside your abstract.
  • Keep your bio brief (125 words max) and prepare in conversational format.
  • Photos should be a square head-and-shoulders image in JPG or PNG format. Dimensions 500x500px
  • Submit your bio online

How do I prepare and record my presentation?

  • Presentations must be prepared in accordance with the Author & Presenter Guidelines.
  • Presentations are 20 minutes and must be given in the English language.
  • All presentations will be pre-recorded and played ‘live’ at the appointed timeslot. Our AV partner, Encore Event Technologies, will contact you to schedule a time to assist you with your recording.  You must be ready to record your presentation by 1 October.
  • Delegates will not be able to download your recorded presentation, however it will be viewed online and therefore in the public domain.
  • Presenters may appear on screen with the presentation or record the presentation with audio only. For video recordings, please dress in business casual.
  • Presentations will be recorded using Zoom. If you don’t have an existing account, you may sign up for a free Personal Meeting
  • Make sure you are in a quiet, well-lit area.
  • Put your camera at face level (use a stand, or stack of books if you are using a laptop camera), relatively close to you
  • Explore Zoom setup options in the desktop app. Select ‘Settings’ and consider using a virtual background, or ‘Touch up my appearance’ under ‘Video’.

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How will the online event work?

Our innovative online Community, the hub of the conference, will open 1 October.  The Lobby will welcome you with announcements and the daily agenda.  From there, delegates can access sessions, papers, panels discussions, Q&A, webinars, the virtual exhibition and networking.  Public visitors may access abstracts, the exhibition and webinars.

Can I visit the virtual exhibition if I’m not attending the conference?

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