The VALA2012 Conference is over. We look forward to seeing you at future conferences.




Wireless Internet Access

Wireless internet access suitable for basic web-browsing and email is included in your registration. The Melbourne Convention and exhibition Centre has upgraded its facilities, to obtain the best possible access for large events with multiple wireless devices trying to access the internet simultaneously.

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Registration Fees


VALA Institutional members are entitled to send two delegates to the VALA2012 Conference at the VALA Member rate.

Registration TypeVALA MemberNon member
Full Registration – Early BirdAUD$965 + GST = $1,061.50AUD$1,190.00 + GST = $1,309.00
Full RegistrationAUD$1,155 + GST = $1,270.50AUD$1,380.00 + GST = $1,518.00
Speaker Registration – Early BirdAUD$655.00 + GST = $720.50AUD$880.00 + GST = $968.00
Speaker RegistrationAUD$845.00 + GST = $929.50AUD$1,070.00 + GST = $1,177.00
Full Time StudentAUD$330.00 + GST = $363.00AUD$430.00 + GST = $473.00
Day Registration – Early BirdAUD$495.00 + GST = $544.50AUD$580.00 + GST = $638.00
Day RegistrationAUD$595.00 + GST = $654.50AUD$680.00 + GST = $748.00
Conference DinnerAUD$120.00 + GST = $132.00AUD$120.00 + GST = $132.00

Payment Methods

VALA2012 accepts the following payment methods: EFT, Cheque, VISA or MasterCard

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

All EFT payments to be made to: VALA – Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc


All cheques to be made payable to: VALA – Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc. International delegates are required to pay by international bank cheque in Australian dollars only, which must be drawn on any major Australian bank. Cheques not made out as requested may be returned by our bank.

This payment method is not available two weeks prior to the conference.

Credit Card

Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Please note: if you pay by credit card WALDRONSMITH Management will appear on your statement.

Credit card is the only payment method accepted two weeks prior to the conference.


Contributing to the environment

Climate change and global warming are among today’s most pressing environmental issues, brought about by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Transport is Australia’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Greenfleet is a non-profit organisation that provides a simple service to help reduce your impact on the environment. Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted over 7 million trees in an effort to offset the carbon emissions produced by Australians. VALA2012 invites you to make a tax-deductible donation to Greenfleet via their website

Registration Fees Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing at the Conference Office thirty (30) days prior to the conference commencement date will receive a refund less a handling fee of $143 including GST. No refund will be given after this date; however, an alternative delegate name may be submitted. All cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to the VALA2012 Conference Office.

Accommodation Cancellation Policy

Hotel policy dictates a cancellation fee of the first night’s accommodation is applicable forty five (45) days prior to arrival. Some hotels may strictly enforce this. Any amendments to original hotel bookings must be forwarded in writing to the VALA2012 Conference Office.

Privacy Statement

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