VALA2022 Registration

VALA2022 Registrations ARE OPEN

VALA2022 offers you two very different experiences.

Bring IT Onsite! – join us onsite at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre to meet face to face with colleagues, friends, exhibitors and sponsors from across the country. A valuable opportunity to learn, engage and reconnect with the VALA community. It’s time!  Onsite delegates will also receive bonus and immediate access to the unique content on the VALA Online Platform.

Bring IT Online! – for the first time in VALA’s history, you can experience the conference from wherever you are. A daily 3 hour broadcast of live streamed content from Melbourne, additional virtual presentations and a series of on demand presentations and posters, and an Exhibition Marketplace for you to enjoy with access for 6 months following the Conference.

VALA2022 Fees

In recognition of the economic impacts of the global pandemic and the effect on our members and colleagues in the GLAM industries, VALA has significantly reduced registration rates for VALA2022.  Our Onsite and Online rates are priced to allow the conference to be widely accessible and to reduce barriers to participation. 

Presenting at VALA2022? Your registration link will be emailed to you separately.

Conference fees are inclusive of GST and are in Australian Dollars

Paid on or after 14 December 2021
  Full Registration Member$990
  Full Registration Non Member
  Full Registration Student Member$330
  Day Registration Member$330
  Day Registration Non Member$450
  Full Registration Member$220
  Full Registration Non Member$330
  Full Registration Student Member$99

* Library students are eligible for complimentary VALA membership

** Please read the Registration Terms and Conditions before registering.

Need to check your VALA membership details?

Registration Inclusions

Inclusions for Full Registrations attending the Conference ONSITE:

  • Access to Conference sessions and the exhibition
  • Attendance at the Welcome Reception on Tuesday
  • Attendance at the Farewell Reception on Thursday
  • Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea on Tuesday through to Thursday
  • Name badge
  • Access to Conference app
  • Access to the VALA2022 Online Platform for 6 months following the Conference

Inclusions for Day Registrations attending the Conference ONSITE (on the nominated day of attendance only):

  • Access to Conference sessions and the exhibition
  • Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea
  • Name badge
  • Access to Conference app
  • Attendance at the Welcome Reception on Tuesday (if the nominated day of attendance)
  • Attendance at the Farewell Reception on Thursday (if the nominated day of attendance)

Inclusions for Full Registrations attending the Conference ONLINE:

  • Access to the VALA2022 Online Platform during the live broadcasts each day
  • Access to presentations on demand for viewing at your convenience
  • Access to the online Exhibitor Marketplace
  • Access to the VALA2022 Online Platform for 6 months following the Conference


Are you registering one person or several?
Select this link to register one person, Member or Non-Member……

Select this link for multiple registrations for the same organisation, Member or Non Member……


Are you registering one person or several?
Select this link to register one person, Member or Non-Member……

Select this link for multiple registrations for the same organisation, Member or Non Member……

Group Registration – Help for Administrators

If you’ve been asked to register a Group for VALA2022, we’d like to help you and to make that process as simple and as swift as we can.

If you are registering a Group to attend the Onsite Conference in Melbourne, we need to collect quite a bit of information about each member of your Group, to support their time at Conference.  There’s not so many details required for participation in the Online Conference, but either way we recommend you collect that information from each person BEFORE you start the registration process.

To help gather the details you need, we’ve created a simple form for each of the Onsite and Online formats.  You can download them HERE and invite the members of your Group to complete them and return them to you.  The registration process will be much easier for you if your colleagues have done their part prior.

If you have any questions or encounter any obstacles in the registration process, please connect with the VALA2022 Conference Office who will be happy to assist.

Make your case to attend VALA2022

Attending VALA2022 is an investment in the professional development of all attendees. If you’re looking for a way to get approval or funding to attend, we’ve put together a sample letter to share with your boss or manager.

Click on the image below to download.








Methods of Payment

Full payment MUST be received prior to participating in the Conference and payment can be made in the following ways:

i. Credit Card Payment
Visa or MasterCard are accepted. Please note: credit card will be the only payment method after Monday 10 January 2022 (30 days prior to the Conference).

ii. Electronic Funds Transfer
Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation
Name: VALA-Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc
Bank Address: Cnr Blackburn & Reynolds Roads, Doncaster East VIC 3109
BSB: 033-028
Account: 564888

Please use your name as a reference and send a copy of your remittance advice to

Additional Information

Health and Safety Compliance

All participants at VALA2022 Onsite will be required to comply with the COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols in place with the venues and the Conference which will be aligned and compliant with all relevant Government health advice at that time. By registering for this event, VALA reserves the right to provide your contact details to authorities for the purposes of contact tracing and any other relevant Government requirements.

Details of the protocols and requirements will be available on the website and all registrants will be bound by these requirements.

State Border Closure

The Government in various States and Territories has imposed at times and may in future impose border closures or border restrictions in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The attendees acknowledge that the COVID-19 Border Closures are outside the control of the VALA2022 Organising Committee and the Conference Organiser.

Should border closures occur that prevent you from attending the Conference and the Conference proceeds, a full registration to VALA2022 Online will be offered, with any difference in price refunded.  If you choose not to transfer to the Online conference, you will be entitled to a full refund less a handling fee of 15% of your registration fee.

Accommodation Cancellation Policy

For accommodation cancellation policies, please refer to the individual hotel policies noted on the website and registration form. Any amendments to original hotel bookings must be forwarded via email to the VALA2022 Conference Office. Verbal changes or cancellations cannot be accepted nor will the hotels accept any changes direct.

VALA Code of Conduct

VALA seeks to provide a respectful and safe environment in which diverse participants may learn from, challenge, network with and share the company of colleagues. We recognise a shared responsibility to create and sustain that environment and do not tolerate harassment in any form.

VALA will have Duty Officers assigned at all times during the VALA2022 Conference and will not tolerate behaviour that makes attendees feel unsafe, intimidated, discriminated against, harassed, or bullied. The Code of Conduct applies in all VALA2022 Conference spaces including the exhibition, during Conference sessions, associated social events, and online. Ask for permission before posting quotes or photographs of other people on social media.

Please ensure you have read and understood the Code of Conduct before you arrive, and do not hesitate to contact the VALA Secretariat or Duty Officers should you have any questions or concerns.

Access and Inclusion Statement

VALA2022 Onsite and Online seeks to provide the opportunity for participants to safely learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual human respect.

  • We recognise a shared responsibility to create and sustain that environment for the benefit of all.
  • We are committed to ensuring that our conference program, event space, online space and community of participants are accessible to anyone that wants to participate in a welcoming, safe environment that is mindful of potential participation barriers.
  • We have zero tolerance for discrimination or harassment.
Privacy Statement

Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 in 2001. The Conference Managers comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information. Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the Conference will only be used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Conference and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events. It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list. Consent for publication of the individual’s information may be withheld when completing the registration form for the Conference. Individuals are also entitled to access the information.


Delegates are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. Delegate registration fees do not provide any such insurance coverage. The Organising Committee and the Conference Office accept no responsibility for any loss in this regard.


VALA2022 may provide attendees with access to a wired and/or wireless network. The access to this network is a privilege and not an entitlement and must be used appropriately. Inappropriate use includes, but is not limited to: unlawful activities, interfering with the equipment or network access of others and not respecting the reasonable expectations of privacy that attendees have for traffic flowing though the network.

Any deliberately malicious activities on either the wired or wireless networks will be grounds for instant dismissal from the conference (without reimbursement).

If any attendees use the network inappropriately, VALA2022 and its organisers will take any enforcement action they consider appropriate. Enforcement action includes but is not limited to:

  • suspending access to the network
  • disconnecting the network permanently
  • the alleged offender may be asked to immediately leave the event and/or will be prohibited from continuing to attend VALA2022 (without reimbursement)
  • the incident may be reported to local or Federal Police
  • any other measure the VALA2022 organisers see fit

Beware that for security and operational reasons VALA2022 may both monitor and log network traffic.

Photography and Video Recording

By registering, participants acknowledge and consent that during their attendance at VALA2022 their image or voice may be recorded via video, photograph or by any other means (“recorded”) by an officer or official of VALA2022 which may be distributed or published at the discretion of the Organisers of VALA2022. If you do not wish to be recorded, you are required to indicate this during the registration process. You are encouraged to remove yourself from situations where filming is obviously underway.