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Countdown to ALIA Access…


Our ‘sold out gig’  is almost here and it’s been great to see the excitement building for “THE” ALIA event of the year.

I’m sitting here in my hotel room after a long but productive day spent with the rest of the ALIA Board, reading all the tweets from #aliaaccess delegates as they pack, catch flights or prepare presentations.

We can’t wait to see you all here in Queensland.  For those packing in the cold, rainy south, Brisbane is putting on some gorgeous sunny weather for you to enjoy!

This is my personal packing list of essentials for ALIA Access:

  • BYO satchel – Yes, ALIA Access isn’t providing a satchel but asking delegates to BYO.  Well, I have a large and extensive collection of conference bags & satchels, the only problem was choosing (and fitting it in my suitcase)!  We’re looking forward to seeing how creative delegates can be.
  • My ALIA star pins – say it loud, I’m an ALIA member & I’m proud!  One of my favorite things about conferences is you see lots of delegates proudly wearing their ALIA stars. Don’t forget to visit the ALIA Booth in the exhibition area to get an “ALIA member” tag for your badge as well!
  • My Aurora pin – looking forward to seeing some familiar faces from the Aurora Leadership Institute and catching up at the New Grads event on Wednesday night
  • My collection of #ausvotes election material – we may not have a government yet…but the NLA wants your election flyers, leaflets and ephemera for their collection.  If you haven’t binned it already, bring it along to the NLA booth in the ALIA Access exhibition.
  • Wireless devices – my trusty EEEPC and my smart phone, all ready to use with the FREE wireless access at Access!  Check the conference booklet in your delegate pack for your wireless password so that you can blog, tweet and share your conference experience with others.  Use the #aliaaccess hashtag, follow @ALIAAccess on Twitter and catch the news on the Access Facebook page and the conference blog.

Wishing that you WERE packing for Access?  Missing out on all the conference fun?  Don’t forget our webstreaming registration is still open – a great way to experience the conference wherever you are in the world.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Brisbane tomorrow!

Kate Sinclair, ALIA Access Program Coordinator