• Wikimedia Australia Wikimedia Australia
  • Ryan Donahue Ryan Donahue
  • Sue Gardner Sue Gardner
  • Ruth Kneale Ruth Kneale Ruth Kneale sponsored by the State Library of Queensland
  • Stuart Candy Stuart Candy Keynote Speaker, Dr Stuart Candy - Professional futurist
  • Ingrid Parent Ingrid Parent Ingrid Parent
  • Jenica Rogers Jenica Rogers Jenica Rogers sponsored by the State Library of Queensland
  • Marcus Foth Marcus Foth
  • NLS6 NLS6
Dec 022012

You won’t regret your decision to join us at NLS6 in February 2013.

This is a professional development opportunity you don’t want to miss.

The line-up of keynote speakers is amazing. The range of workshops is awesome. The diversity of presentations is inspiring.

Give yourself the best present for your professional development this Christmas – make a commitment to your future.

Take the plunge. Register now. Don’t miss out.

Earlybird registrations for NLS6 close at midnight (AEST Brisbane) on 31 December 2012.


 December 2, 2012  Posted by at 6:00 pm your nls6 Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Nov 292012

We’ve been getting a few questions about registration, so we thought we’d answer the common ones in a post. Here goes!

Are the workshops included in my registration?

One half day workshop is included in your registration. You can upgrade to a full day workshop, add a second half day workshop, and add lunch for a small charge.

How do I tell you which workshop I want to go to?

You nominate which half day workshop you’d like to attend (or tell us you’d rather do a full day workshop) through the registration form. You can also add an additional workshop through the registration form.

Where have you hidden the workshop program?

You can access the workshop program from the Program page – you just need to choose “Workshops” from the “Symposium” drop down menu. Or go straight there with this handy link!

Is the BBQ included in the cost of my registration?

BBQ tickets are not included in your registration ticket, but at $15, it’s a bargain and an essential addition to your registration. You can purchase a BBQ ticket when you register for the Symposium.

Is food provided on the workshop day (Saturday)?

Morning tea or afternoon tea is included for half day workshops.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is included for full day workshops.

If you’re attending one or two half day workshops, you can opt to have lunch with us. You’ll need to pre-purchase lunch when you register. If you’re doing two half day workshops, we highly recommend you join us for lunch as there won’t be anything open on campus.

Is food provided on the Symposium days (Sunday and Monday)?

It sure is! Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is included on both days. To take advantage of the amazing weather we’re sure to have, we’ll be providing you with a boxed lunch so you can have a picnic in the nearby botanic gardens.

I’m a LIANZA member. Can I pay the ALIA Member registration rate?

Yes! LIANZA members are entitled to the ALIA Member registration rate.

Do I get a discount if I register for both NLS6 and Information Online?

We’ve worked hard to keep the cost of NLS6 as low as possible. Unfortunately this means we can’t offer you a discount for registering for both NLS and Information Online.

Is there a discounted registration rate for speakers?

We are offering speakers a complimentary BBQ ticket and a free upgrade to a full day workshop or a free ticket to a second half day workshop (plus lunch on the workshop day). To take advantage of this, please make sure you choose the Speaker rate when you register.

Is there a day registration option?

We have such an awesome event in store for you, we know you’d be disappointed if you missed half the program! We’re not offering one day registrations because the costs involved in a one day ticket mean we can’t offer them at a rate that we think is good value.

Our organisation wants to send a whole bunch of people. Is there a discount for bulk registrations?

We love your commitment to the professional development of your staff! Email us at events@alia.org.au or give us a call on 02 6215 8222 to discuss how we can help you get as many of your staff to the event as possible.

My organisation budgets on a calendar year cycle and we are not in a position to register until January. What should we do?

If you are looking to register multiple staff members but you cannot commit your budget until January, we suggest you get in touch with us to discuss your registration needs. Email us at events@alia.org.au or give us a call on 02 6215 8222.

I haven’t registered yet because there are all these bursaries available. Is it safe to wait til the winners are announced?

We strongly recommend you register early. If you win one of the many bursaries on offer, we will work with you and the provider of the bursary to refund your registration if necessary.

Do I need to rush to get my registration in?

We have a cap on attendance numbers for NLS6 – past a certain point, we simply won’t be able to accommodate any more delegates. We strongly recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.

Will Early Bird registrations be extended?

When we opened registration, we stretched out the closing date for Early Bird registrations as far as possible. Due to the logistics involved in running an event so early in the year, we cannot extend the closing date for Early Bird registrations. And we do not want you to have to pay the full registration rate – so get in before 31 December!

I’m having trouble with this registration form. Can you help me?

Yes, we can! Simply email us at events@alia.org.au or give us a call on 02 6215 8222.

All my questions are answered! Except… Where do I sign up?

Head over to our registration page and secure your ticket now.

 November 29, 2012  Posted by at 9:02 am registration Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Sep 262012

We’re putting the finishing touches on our draft program and getting our site ready for registration opening! We thought this was the perfect time to give you a heads-up on registration costs and inclusions so you can start planning for your NLS experience.

We have worked hard to bring you an amazing program at even more amazing prices. We’ve kept the cost of registration low while simultaneously increasing the value of your NLS experience. This is not a conference with all the bells and whistles. There won’t be a cocktail party; we aren’t holding the Symposium at a fancy hotel; and there won’t be any silver service at lunches.

What you will get is a valuable professional development experience. We’ve upped the ante on the expert content in the program and signed on several big name keynotes. We’ve put together a seriously fabulous line up of workshops, designed specifically to meet your needs as new or new-ish graduates, and led by the best facilitators in the field. And on top of all that, we have a program of exciting sessions that will challenge you to ‘be different’.

Your Symposium registration will include

  • a pre-symposium, half day workshop of your choice on Saturday 9 February
  • attendance at the Symposium on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 February
  • attendance at the Information Online trade exhibition on Tuesday 12 February

Registration prices are expected to be (usual caveat: these are subject to change until registration opens):

ALIA member rates
Student $299
Early bird $399
Standard $459
Non-member rates
Student $369
Early bird $549
Standard $599

There are some extras you can opt in for, including the Symposium barbeque (our take on a ‘conference dinner’) and extra workshops, but none of these things will break the bank.

Our NLS Experience team have arranged discounted accommodation rates and we’ll be launching a space on our website where you can post classified ads to find someone with whom you can share accommodation.  The team are also keeping a look out for great travel deals, including discounted airfares, and they’ll be posting updates to our blog. In short, we’re doing everything we can to help you minimise the cost of your NLS6 experience.

Registration opening is just days away! In the mean time, start looking at your budget and block out Saturday 9 February through to Tuesday 12 February 2013 for your four day full-of-awesome NLS6 experience!

 September 26, 2012  Posted by at 10:00 am news Tagged with:  No Responses »
Sep 182012

Well we might have been quiet lately but rest assured we will be no longer! The NLS6 organising committee have been VERY busy behind the scene indeed. Let’s see, there’s the Proposal Team who have been overworked with the difficult job of choosing which speaker proposals are in or out; the Experience Team, preparing to create the best symposium experience ever for all of you potential delegates; and the Web Team, who are gearing up and getting the website ready for the opening of registrations – not long to go now! Oh, and we mustn’t forget the coming revelation of our awesome keynotes. We are very excited indeed! And we can’t wait to reveal them to you – very, very soon.


 September 18, 2012  Posted by at 1:11 pm committee, planning Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »