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It’s A Wrap!

VALA2014, the 17th Biennial Conference and Exhibition, is over, but the great content, presentations and images that it generated can be viewed and downloaded from the Conference pages – I invite you to relive some of the most memorable moments (will we ever forget “pants off Wednesday”?) and continue your learning journey.

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A huge thank you to all participants in VALA2014 for making the Conference so successful; over 1400 people came through the doors to experience 6 outstanding keynote speakers; 44 papers in 15 concurrent sessions; 6 Boot Camp sessions; 7 L-Plate sessions; and a capacity Conference Dinner on a stunning night in the magnificent NGV. The 107-booth Exhibition was again an outstanding aspect of our event and we are indebted to our loyal and valued sponsors and exhibitors for making VALA this region’s conference of choice for the best vendors in the industry.

True to our agenda, we introduced some new technology to VALA2014 which you embraced with gusto. Live twitter feeds into all sessions generated +10,000 tweets and blew up our google spreadsheet; our ShowGizmo mobile app provided over 400 of you with paper-free information, opportunity and interaction.

Topped off with decent coffee, some truly great food, strong wifi, outstanding conference management (thank you WSM) and our brilliant library-and-allied-industries community, VALA2014 ticked all the boxes.

On behalf of the Conference Committee, thank you for coming and we look forward to welcoming you back to VALA2016.


Kim Tairi
Chair, VALA2014 Conference Committee
Kim Tairi

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