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neXt 2005: ALIA National Library and Information Technicians Conference

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September 2005

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!
To ensure that you have the latest information available check the Ebsco eXpress newsletter each day for up to date program and event information.

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 aleks@conferenceaction.com.au

We hope to have conference papers available online within 4 weeks of conference end so check the website for updates.
Looking forward to welcoming you all to Sydney neXt week......

August 2005

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:

  • delegates are responsible for making their way to their selected libraries where conference representatives will meet them.
  • Make sure you leave time between tours to move around the city. Don't book back to back tours as you'll need to be Superwoman/man to get there! If you're unsure about what you have booked and need some advice contact Matthew Griffiths our Tour Coordinator.
  • Maps showing locations of all city tours will be emailed out to all registered delegates within the next 2 weeks.
  • Tour buses leave from behind the Darling Harbour Shopping centre, right next door to the Convention centre where the conference is being held.
It's not too late to register or get your tickets for the fabulous "A Night to Remember" conference dinner! Join us all in celebrating what will be an event not to be missed. Contact aleks@conferenceaction.com.au for more information.

July 2005

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:

  • Bring at least two pairs of shoes (you'll need the change and variety)!
  • Always try to go to the opening session each day - then you'll have something incommon to talk about with new people you meet for the rest of the conference. The opening Sessions are designed to be engaging and challenging and feature the keynote speaker.
  • Talk to the exhibitors - DON'T assume that your old familiar vendors haven't changed and that you know everything about them. This is your opportunity to learn what's new and different!

June 2005

Don't forget that Early Bird discounts close on June 30...get in now to benefit from these reduced prices.
See which exhibitors and sponsors are supporting your conference by clicking on Exhibitors and Sponsors in the left hand menu.

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.

May 2005

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 aleks@conferenceaction.com.au

April 2005

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.
A pdf file of the Registration brochure is due to be loaded this week.4/4/05

March 2005

The Registration brochure is being finalised and will be mailed out in April 2005. It will also be available to download from the web.

February 2005

The First Timers (and Old Timers) Guide to Attending a Conference is now available to download from the Hints and Tips page.

January 2005

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

December 2004

Abstracts have been sorted and the program is underway. Stay tuned for more information about keynote speakers in the new year.

November 2004

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.

October 2004

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.

September 2004

Will this be your first time at a Conference?
Then why not check out the Hints and Tips pages.
There's lots of useful information there - even for those who have been to a conference before.

The Exhibitor's Brochure is available.
Download it from the conference website or contact aleks@conferenceaction.com.au for information about exhibitor and sponsor opportunities. Don't miss your chance to take part in this exciting event!

ALIA

Last updated 23 July 2005