Keynote Speakers Announced!

The Conference Committee is delighted to bring to ALLA 2018 three keynote speakers who represent the conference theme of Local Footprint, Global Impact:

  • Ruth Bird, EIFL ‘elibrary Myanmar Project Capacity Building Manager’ and former Bodleian Law Librarian
  • Danial Kelly, Senior Lecturer in the Charles Darwin Univerisity (CDU) School of Law
  • Sue Tongue, Special Counsel in Minter Ellison’s Canberra office

Come to ALLA 2018 to hear from these fantastic speakers.

Details on each keynote is available here

Call for Abstracts Extended!

Call for abstracts has been extended till Friday 29th September 2017!!

Missed the deadline? Don’t worry, we’ve extended the deadline.

The conference is a fantastic opportunity that only comes around very two years to share your ideas and learnings with the profession so now the time to get writing!

The theme for the conference is Local Footprint, Global Impact. This is a very broad theme and to help narrow it down the conference committee have given a few hints for topics within this theme, specifically:

  • Indigenous issues
  • Career development
  • Technology
  • Education

Remember the papers and posters for the conference do not need to be limited to these topics but be sure to bring your abstract back to the wider theme of the conference.

Additional details on submitting your abstract are available at

Need help turning that fantastic idea into an abstract for ALLA 2018? Check out the tips for submitting your abstract on the Conference website (

Seeking sponsors for the 2018 Conference!

The Conference committee is currently seeing sponsors for the 2018 conference in Darwin.

A biennial event hosted by ALLA (the Association), the Conference is the major professional and business development event in the Association’s 2018 calendar

Why sponsor?

Participation in the Conference offers the following benefits for your organisation:

  • An opportunity to promote and raise your profile with information professionals.
  • A significant opportunity to meet with decision making buyers at a national level in one place.
  • Access to varied networking opportunities with key decision makers.
  • Exposure to a target audience in an environment conducive to information exchange that will promote mutually beneficial business outcomes.
  • A forum to demonstrate your products and services and share details about your organisation.

Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to showcase your organisation at the 2018 ALLA Conference.

Additional details are available at

Submissions are now open for the 2018 ALLA Conference!  

Centred around the theme of Global Impact/Local Footprint, the Conference Committee is looking for papers and posters, including but not limited to those that address the themes:

  • Indigenous issues
  • Career development
  • Technology
  • Education


There will be a variety of presentation formats and lengths. The Conference Committee welcomes a variety of proposals including:

  • Individual presentations
  • Panel discussions (multiple, complementary speakers on a single topic)
  • Practical workshop sessions
  • Digital – posters (with an optional additional hard copy submission)
  • Lightning talks (5/10 minute sessions)

Abstracts should be submitted to and submissions close 5.00pm AEST on Friday, 15 September 2017.

Additional details are available at