neXt 2005: ALIA National Library and Information Technicians Conference
Well its now only 5 days until start of conference and I'm sure you are all planning your packing and making your arrangements to meet up with old friends and colleagues. Thats a lot of what conferences are about!
The conference committee is busy checking last minute details and of course dealing with last minute challenges!
Tickets for the "Night to Remember" Conference dinner are still available. If you haven't purchased yours yet make sure you don't miss this great event. Contact Aleks Duric at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to have conference papers available online within 4 weeks of conference end so check the website for updates.
Only 5 weeks to go! The conference is growing with each day that passes as more and more delegates, exhibitors and sponsors join us. We now have a sellout exhibition and are moving into overflow space in the foyer! Its exciting to know that the conference will give delegates a great opportunity to see a broad range of products and services. Make sure you visit each and every one of the exhibitors.
Our Tuesday Industry tours are proving a hit with a 90% take-up by registered delegates. A couple of points to make about the tours:
Yahoo! Australia & NZ has joined neXt2005 as the official GOLD SPONSOR for the conference. This will offer many benefits for our delegates with access to the latest information in relation to the web community and its future developments. We welcome Yahoo! Australia & NZ.
Another Satellite Event is available either for those of you already in Sydney, or for those of you who are coming early to Sydney. The ALIA Acquisitions National and ASSIG Seminar New ways of publishing, printing and preservation: trade and library developments. will be taking place on Monday 5th September. All details can be accessed from the Satellite Program page.
The conference is a few weeks away and looks to be bigger and better than ever! Don't miss out - register today by selecting Registration in the left hand menu.
New to conference going or need a refresher? Check out our Hints and Tips pages for good advice on getting the most out of attending the neXt2005 conference. Good advice includes:
Don't forget that Early Bird discounts close on June 30...get in now to benefit from these reduced prices.
We are pleased to announce that RAECO is sponsoring our neXt 2005 Conference Dinner. With the theme of "A Night to Remember" it promises to be an experience for everyone! Make sure you join us to enjoy the spectacle of Darling Harbour at night, fine food and wine, and dancing to the amazing sounds of Enormous Horns, the premier show band in Sydney.
Looking for some hints and tips about attending a conference, a map of Sydney or some places to go? Go to our Hints and Tips page and download the pdf guide.
Registrations are open! Register before June 30th for the early bird price. All registration details including: conference, social and accommodation options are available in our Registration brochure. Click on Registration to accesss a pdf file of the Registration brochure. You can register by faxing or mailing a hard copy of the registration form OR register Online.To have a brochure mailed out email email@example.com
The conference program is now available on the web. Click on Program to see the diversity of our keynote and other
speakers and the exciting presentations,workshops and events on offer to our delegates.
The Registration brochure is being finalised and will be mailed out in April 2005. It will also be available to download from the web.
The First Timers (and Old Timers) Guide to Attending a Conference is now available to download from the Hints and Tips page.
neXt 2005 will be offering delegates an amazing range of industry tours. Running throughout the day on Tuesday 6th September, delegates will be able to 'pick and mix' the tours that interest them from over 40 libraries, archives and vendor sites. This is an exciting development! Further information will be available in March
Abstracts have been sorted and the program is underway. Stay tuned for more information about keynote speakers in the new year.
The Call for Papers has closed and we are currently sorting through the entries. A big thankyou to everyone
who submitted abstracts - there has been a strong response. The details of the Program will be available for downloading
from the website in March.
Coming Soon!The First Timers (and Old Timers) Guide to Attending a Conference will soon be available on the neXt 2005 website.
Exhibitors and Sponsors are continuing to join us. Check our Exhibitors and Sponsors pages for the latest information, and we'd ask you to support all our sponsors and exhibitors.
Will this be your first time at a Conference?
The Exhibitor's Brochure is available.
Last updated 23 July 2005