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ALTA 2020 is a world-class annual metallurgical conference, celebrating its 25th 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.

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. Presenter Fee Schedule
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.
Panel discussions have been a key feature of ALTA conferences for many years, providing provide a unique opportunity to learn from experts in their field. The QA format encourages open discussion and debate with delegates, and the chance to workshop key issues for the benefit of the wider industry. By presenting a paper on the forum topic, you have the opportunity to participate as a panel member. The discussion notes are published widely distributed to share the knowledge throughout the global industry.
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.

May 31 (Provisional)Abstract submission
August 31Presenter registration
August 31Lodge visa application
September 1Submission of paper
September 15Submission of presenter bio
October 1Book hotel accommodation at conference venue
November 7Short Course: A-Z of Copper Ore Leaching
Short Course: Design of Successful Bulk Flow Systems for Hydromet Operations
November 8Short Course: SX and its Application to Copper, Uranium & Nickel-Cobalt
Short Course: The ART of HPAL - The Way to Success
November 9-11Nickel-Cobalt-Copper sessions. Bring your PowerPoint presentation on a USB stick to the presenter briefing on the day of your presentation.
November 12Uranium-REE and Gold-PM parallel sessions. Bring your PowerPoint presentation on a USB stick to the presenter briefing on the day of your presentation.
November 13ISR and Lithium & Battery Technology parallel sessions. Bring your PowerPoint presentation on a USB stick to the presenter briefing on the day of your presentation.
November 14Short Course: Uranium Ore Processing
Short Course: Lithium Processing
November 27Submission of final paper for the proceedings

Presenter ChecklistTo assist your planning and preparations, please download the presenter checklist
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.
AbstractsPlease prepare using the abstract template and refer to the sample abstract as a guide.
PapersPlease prepare using the paper template and refer to the sample paper as a guide. Name the file using the session and surname of presenter (e.g. NCC-TAYLOR)
Presenter BioPrepare a brief professional bio (125 words max) in sentence format for the session chair to read as an introduction to the audience. Sample Bio
Presentation TemplateUse of the presentation template is encouraged but not compulsory. If using a corporate template, refer to the Author & Presenter Guidelines to ensure your presentation is compliant.
WidescreenWidescreen Presentation Tips
Conference LogoDownload the conference logo for white backgrounds or dark backgrounds and insert into your presentation. Open the image, right click and select either "copy" or "save image as".
Promote your PresentationPromote your presentation by including the presenter button in your email signature, website and social media pages with #ALTA2020 and a link to: https://www.altamet.com.au/conferences/alta-2020/

How do I submit an abstract?

  • Abstracts must be prepared using the aabstract template. Must be a minimum of 250 words to a maximum of one page. Sample abstract
  • Submit online by 31 May (provisional deadline). 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 in Perth if your abstract is accepted.

Where is the conference and exhibition held?

  • The event is held at Pan Pacific Hotel, located at 207 Adelaide Terrace in the Perth CBD, the capital city of Western Australia.
  • Information on the venue and destination is available here.

Do I need to register to attend the conference?

  • Yes! All presenters must register and pay to attend by 31 August.
  • Each accepted paper receives one presenter discount registration. Co-presenters and co-authors must register using advertised rates. Presenter fee schedule
  • 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 transferable and 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 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 7 September 2020).  Participants for the event may be eligible for the following visa options:

Letters of Invitation

  • Registration fees must be paid in full before a letter of invitation will be provided.
  • Letters of invitation can be requested by filling in this form (password required – request here).
  • All requests for letter are individually reviewed and suspected fraudulent submissions are forwarded to Australian Immigration.

 

Do you offer a student discount?

  • Yes! Student registration is offered to provide students the opportunity to learn and to network with senior members of the industry.
  • Heavily discounted registration 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.

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.
  • 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.

What is included with my registration?

  • Technical sessions (corresponding to registration type). Presenter fee schedule
  • Online access to papers during the conference and final e-proceedings book after the conference (by 31 January).
  • Uranium-REE/Gold-PM attendees may move freely between sessions and receive passwords and proceedings for both sessions.
  • In Situ Recovery/Lithium & Battery Technology 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.
  • 25th Anniversary Dinner tickets are 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 online booking site.
  • Book early to to avoid disappointment; bookings cannot be guaranteed after 1 October.
  • 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, please visit the separate catering station for dietary needs. 25th Anniversary Dinner Guests, please identify yourself to staff.
  • Most dietary requirements can be catered no additional cost, however some charges may apply.
  • 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 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 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 5 November and activated 7 November May. Refer to the email entitled “ALTA 2020 Access to Papers”. Registration fees must be paid in order to receive passwords.  Sharing passwords is strictly prohibited.
  • Booth support staff and exhibition visitors do not receive the electronic papers or proceedings.
  • The final eBook proceedings will be sent to registered delegates attendees 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.

How can I promote my paper?

  • Announce your participation via LinkedIn, Twitter (#ALTA2020) 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.

Is Wi-Fi available at the venue?

  • Yes. Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the conference venue for ALTA 2020 attendees courtesy of our Wi-Fi sponsor, LANXESS.
  • 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.

What should I do when I arrive at the venue?

  • Check in at the conference registration desk to collect your lanyard and satchel.  Please note correct lanyards must be worn at all times.

Do I need to provide a bio?

  • Yes, all presenters must provide a bio and photograph. 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 and brief (125 words maximum).
  • Submit your bio online including the reference number issue with the confirmation email.

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. You may submit your oral presentation in advance via the online submission portal, however this is not compulsory.
  • Presentations must be prepared in accordance with the Author & Presenter Guidelines.
  • Presentations must be given in the English language.
  • Allow 20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions.

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 in PowerPoint format to the briefing on a USB stick. You may submit your oral presentation in advance via the online submission portal, however this is not compulsory.
  • The Goldsworthy room is available to presenters all day on the day of presentation.

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