Call for Abstracts

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The ALLA Conference is Australia’s national event for law librarians and law libraries. Conference delegates include ALLA members and other library and information professionals. Participation is anticipated from a range of organisations including private law firms, government departments, universities, courts and commercial organisations. The content of the conference will be of interest to library managers, librarians, library technicians, knowledge managers, knowledge consultants, chief information officers, and information professionals.

The 2021 Conference will be held in Canberra, ACT at the QT Canberra and there will opportunities to visit law libraries and enjoy the array of culinary and cultural highlights of Canberra.

The Conference committee is looking for papers and posters, including but not limited to those that highlight the Conference themes past, present, future.


Key dates for abstract submissions

Call for abstracts close (extended!)30 April 2021
Conference registration openMay 2021
Early bird registrations close / Deadline for presenting authors to register 16 July 2021
Full papers due for inclusion in the Conference edition of the journalAugust 2021
2020 ALLA Conference22 – 24 September 2021

 

Presentations

There will be a variety of presentation formats and lengths. The Conference Committee welcomes program proposals in formats such as:

  • Individual / group presentation – 30 minutes (including question time)
  • Lighting talk – 10 minutes (including question time)
  • Poster presentation – A0 sized poster to be displayed in the exhibition hall for the duration of the conference
  • Workshop – 1/2 day or full day, to be scheduled on Wednesday, 22 September 2021


Individual and group abstract submission requirements

  • Abstracts must be uploaded in .PDF format and must be prepared using the appropriate template (word .doc file).
  • Abstracts must be no longer than 500 words.
  • Talks will be 30 minutes in duration (including question time) and final timing will be sent to you after abstract acceptances are sent out.
  • Please proofread the final document thoroughly before submitting it to the Conference.
  • Authors of individual presentations agree to submit a full paper by the due date for inclusion in the Conference edition of the journal. If no paper is submitted, the organising committee reserve the right to withdraw the abstract from the Conference proceedings.
  • Abstracts matching the requirements must be uploaded via the abstract submission portal no later than 5.00pm on Friday, 30 April 2021.
  • All presenters must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee by the early bird cut-off date. If no author is registered by this date, the abstract will be withdrawn from the Conference proceedings.
  • Note: Workshops will be held on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 and may be held in a different venue other than the QT Canberra.

 
Lightning talk submission requirements  

  • Abstracts must be uploaded in .PDF format and must be prepared using the appropriate template (word .doc file).
  • Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words.
  • Talks will be 10 minutes in duration (including question time) and final timing will be sent to you after abstract acceptances are sent out.
  • Please proofread the final document thoroughly before submitting it to the Conference.
  • Abstracts matching the requirements must be uploaded via the abstract submission portal no later than 5.00pm on Friday, 30 April 2021.
  • All presenters must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee by the early bird cut-off date. If no author is registered by this date, the abstract will be withdrawn from the Conference proceedings.


Poster abstract submission requirements

  • Poster abstracts must be uploaded in .PDF format and must be prepared using the appropriate template (word .doc file).
  • Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words.
  • Please proofread the final document thoroughly before submitting it to the Conference.
  • Abstracts matching the requirements must be uploaded via the abstract submission portal no later than 5.00pm on Friday, 30 April 2021.
  • All presenters must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee by the early bird cut-off date. If no author is registered by this date, the abstract will be withdrawn from the Conference proceedings.
  • If your poster abstract is accepted, poster guidelines will be sent to you in June.


Workshop abstract submission requirements

  • Abstracts must be uploaded in .PDF format and must be prepared using the appropriate template (word .doc file).
  • Abstracts must be no longer than 500 words.
  • Please proofread the final document thoroughly before submitting it to the Conference.
  • Abstracts matching the requirements must be uploaded via the abstract submission portal no later than 5.00pm on Friday, 30 April 2021.
  • All presenters must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee by the early bird cut-off date. If no author is registered by this date, the abstract will be withdrawn from the Conference proceedings.
  • Note: Workshops will be held on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 and may be held in a different venue other than the QT Canberra.

Terms and conditions

  • The lodgement of an abstract does not indicate automatic inclusion in the Conference program.
  • Abstract receipt and acceptance will be acknowledged to the submitting author.
  • Further communication will be with the submitting author only unless otherwise directed.
  • Abstracts must adhere to the abstract requirements and be submitted before the call for abstracts close.
  • Each abstract must have at least one author registered by the early bird closing date. If no author is registered by this date, the abstract will be withdrawn from the Conference proceedings.
  • Authors of individual presentations agree to submit a full paper by the due date for inclusion in the Conference edition of the journal. If no paper is submitted, the organising committee reserve the right to withdraw the abstract from the Conference proceedings.


Abstract template ( word.doc file).

Please click here to download the word .doc abstract template.