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ALTA 2020 Online 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 industry connections.

Substantial discount off registration fees (one per paper). Sole consultants receive further discounts. Fee Schedule
Promotion via the ALTA website, online event platform, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Opportunity to update papers prior to publication of final proceedings e-book.
Panel discussions, a key feature of ALTA for many years, provide a unique opportunity to learn from experts in their field. The Q&A 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 papers available for online purchase shortly after the conference and promoted globally. After 18 months, all proceedings are freely available to the industry via the ALTA Free Library, a widely-used free resource for the metallurgical industry.

May 31Abstract submission
July 31Presenter bio and photograph
Presenter bios and photos will be published on the online platform with abstracts.
August 31Registration
Each paper receives one discounted presenter registration; co-presenters and co-authors must register using applicable rates. Further discounts for sole consultants, unemployed or retired presenters. Fee Schedule
September 1Papers
Papers must be prepared using the new conference template in accordance with the Author & Presenter Guidelines. Papers that do not comply may be returned for reformatting. Delegates will download papers from the online platform during and after the conference.
October 1Presentation
Be ready to record your video presentation. Our AV partner, Encore Event Technologies, will contact you to schedule a time for an assisted recording.
November 27Final revisions
Please advise if you wish to edit your paper for the proceedings and we will send you the master version. Updates of original submitted papers will not be accepted. Revised papers will not be available from the online platform, they are for the final proceedings e-book only.

Presenter ChecklistTo assist your planning and preparations, please download the presenter checklist
Author & Presenter GuidelinesAbstracts and papers must be prepared, 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 Bio and PhotoKeep your bio brief (125 words max) and prepare in conversational format. Presenter bios and photos will be published on the online platform with abstracts. 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
Recording TipsHow to present professionally from home
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 with the presenter button in your email signature, website and social media with #ALTA2020 or #ALTA2020online and link to the conference website.

How will the online event work?

ALTA 2020 Online will be hosted in an innovative hub (Community) to open 1 October.

The Community Lobby welcomes delegates with the daily agenda and announcements. This is the launching point to access sessions, papers, panels discussions, Q&A, webinars, short courses, virtual exhibition and networking.

This event is designed to be accessible to participants in all time zones, while being presented live in Perth time (AWST) 9-27 November. All content will be available for on-demand viewing until March 2021. Presenter Q&A chat will remain live for the duration of the conference, providing ongoing opportunities for meaningful discussion.

The Community offers a variety of networking features, including:

  • Intelligent Networking: Your personal networking service suggesting connections based on delegate activity and profile.
  • Delegate List: Search and identify potential connections by selecting from mutual areas of interest (this feature is yet to be released).
  • Presenter Q&A: Technical sessions with Q&A chat box and presenter email.
  • Panel Discussions: Live panel discussions with Q&A chat to encourage delegate interaction with industry experts.
  • Virtual Exhibition: Virtual booths offer various methods of connecting with exhibitors and sponsors including chat or video meeting table.
  • Social Functions: Virtual gatherings in an informal setting.

Visitors are welcome! Register with a free pass to access webinars and the exhibition.

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.

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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