ALTA 2023


A Leading Platform for Innovation for 27 Years

ALTA 2023, a world-class annual metallurgical conference now in its 27th year, and a leading platform for innovation, will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth, on May 1-5. ALTA conferences are well-known for providing exceptional opportunities to share ideas and develop new connections.

The carefully crafted program is practically oriented rather than academic, and the themes running through the conference reflect key current and developing technology trends. We are pleased to partner with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the Uranium-Rare Earth Elements Conference, Curtin Gold Technology Group (GTG) for the Gold-PM Conference,  CSIRO  Mineral Resources for the In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Conference, and Future Battery Industries CRC (FBICRC) for the Lithium and Battery Technology Conference.

Future Battery Industries CRC will host a Battery Metals Masterclass on May 6, the day following the Lithium and Battery Technology Conference.

This year’sevent will be in-person only. We look forward to welcoming you to Perth!


FIVE International Conferences in One Week


  • Nickel-Cobalt-Copper (1 – 3 May) including a Forum and Panel on the Production of Nickel and Cobalt Products for the Battery Industry.
  • Uranium-Rare Earths (4 May) including a Forum and Panel on Developments and Challenges in Rare Earth Processing.
  • Gold-PM (4 May) including a Forum and Panel on Cyanide Alleviation and Alternative Lixiviants.
  • In-Situ Recovery (ISR) (5 May) including a Panel on Beyond Uranium In-Situ Recovery
  • Lithium & Battery Technology (5 May) including a Forum and Panel on Battery Recyling.


  • Lithium-ion Battery Materials and Prduction Processes Masterclass (6 May) presented by Future Battery Industries Co-operative Research Centre, Australia. For course information visit the Masterclass page on the FBICRC website.

Social Events

  • Welcome Reception (1 May) after technical sessions. Informal networking opportunity held in Exhibition area.
  • Conference Dinner (2 May) evening event in formal dinner setting.
  • Happy Hour (4 May) after technical sessions. Informal networking opportunity held in Exhibition area.


Conference Report

Conference Program


Conference Papers

       Registration & Accommodation


Sponsors, Co-Sponsors, Media

Guidelines for Papers & Presentations

Student Volunteer Opportunities




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Why attend ALTA conferences?

"I was delighted when Alan Taylor invited me to present a paper to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the Anaconda, Bulong and Cawse HPAL Projects. Alan said that the story had to be told while the original ground breakers are still around to tell it. My previous attendance was at ALTA 1997 when we were about 80% complete with Bulong detailed engineering and I was only able to attend the social events. This time, I was able to attend all of the technical presentations. In addition to this valuable learning experience, was the ability to meet up and talk face to face with most of the players in the very limited circle of HPAL specialists from around the world. No other conference offers this unique opportunity. I sincerely hope that I will be able to attend the landmark 25th Anniversary of the ALTA Conferences."

Paul Tucker, Manager of Engineering, Bantrel (Canada)

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