27—28 JunePerth

Lithium 2018

International Lithium Conference 2018
#lithium2018


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You are invited to submit an abstract for the International Lithium Conference 2018


About the conference

 

Lithium is the metal of the decade. In sanguine recognition of this fact, Murdoch University and the AusIMM, in partnership, are proud to announce the initiative to host a bespoke conference covering the entire life-cycle of this unique element.

Over the two-day conference, global experts from both industry and academia will share their knowledge, views and predictions of this growing phenomenon of evolution from mysterious to indispensable metal.

This conference will pragmatically focus on the successes, the challenges, the technical evolution, the end usage and the future of lithium.

Those attending the conference will walk away with an increased understanding of the metal, its production and the market from both the speakers and their fellow delegates.

This conference will be of interest to producers, financiers, investors and end-users. Ensure your attendance, and be up-to-date with the latest developments.

Organising committee

 

Conference Chair

Colin Roberts FAusIMM(CP) — Natural Resource Geo-strategy Pty Ltd

Committee Members

Farjad Ather GAusIMM
Chris Davis FAusIMM CP (Man)
Bogdan Dlugogorski — Murdoch Universityd
David McSweeney — MSP engineers
Chris Reed MAusIMM — Neometals Ltd
Ivor Roberts — Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS)
Gamini Senanayake MAusIMM — Murdoch University
Phil Thick — Tianqi Lithium
Adrian Troy MAusIMM — Terra Firma Australia

Event Management

AusIMM Conference
Claire Stuart —Coordinator, Publishing

Conference themes

 

Seeking abstracts on a broad range of topic areas including:

  • Exploration and Geology
  • Mineralogy, Hard Rocks vs Brines vs Other
  • Metallurgy and Processing
  • Investment, Risk and Economics
  • Lithium Applications (present and future)
  • Recycling and Safety
  • Environmental

Call for abstracts open

You are invited to submit an abstract for the inaugural
International Lithium Conference 2018


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Authors

You are invited to submit an abstract for the inaugural International Lithium Conference 2018. All abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee.

The selection criteria includes relevance to the conference theme, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstracts volume and presented at conference technical sessions. All presenting authors are required to pay and attend the conference to present.

Submit an abstract

Online submission

The selection criteria includes relevance to the conference theme, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstracts volume and presented at conference technical sessions. All presenting authors are required to pay and attend the conference to present.

AusIMM Guidelines for presenting authors

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Read the guide to writing an abstract

Key Dates

Deadline abstract submission: 22 January 2018
Notification to authors: 5 March 2018
Author registration and permission forms due: 14 May 2018
Conference Dates: 27—28 June 2018

Author registration

Published proceedings will only contain abstracts from authors/presenters attending the conference. To confirm publication of a paper, as well as inclusion in the technical program of the conference, authors must ensure that at least one author per paper is registered and has paid the discounted author rate. Abstracts of authors who are not registered by the deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the proceedings and program.

Author registration will be due due 14 May 2018.

Terms and conditions

By submitting your abstract you hereby agree to the terms and conditions of The AusIMM that if your final abstract is selected for the technical program at least one author of the abstract will register and pay the discounted author registration fee with full intention of presenting at the conference.

Abstracts of authors who fail to register and pay by the nominated deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the extended abstracts volume and program.

By submitting an abstract to this AusIMM conference you hereby agree to the following terms and conditions

  • Prior to submitting an abstract that contains information that relates to, or reports on, a particular company or organisation, the appropriate level of approval must have been granted.
  • Abstracts submitted are of original quality (not previously published).
  • Submissions of abstracts are loaded electronically via the conference Speakers’ Portal, with minimal formatting.
  • Extended abstracts submitted are in accordance with the Guide to Authors and should not exceed 1000 words (3 pages).
  • The abstract does not infringe on the copyright of any other third party and copyright for said abstract will be assigned to the AusIMM.
  • The abstract adheres to the guidelines as presented in the AusIMM Guide to Authors.
  • Authors with accepted final extended abstracts agree to register, pay and attend the conference. At least one author/presenter must be registered and paid by the nominated deadline in order for the extended abstract to be published and presented. Any extended abstract not registered and paid will be automatically removed from the extended abstract volume and program.
  • Late withdrawals of final extended abstracts will incur penalties if withdrawn by the author at any time following the final submission date:
    • Authors will incur a A$400 desktop publishing fee
    • The extended abstract will be removed from the extended abstract volume and technical program
    • In the instance the author is not available to present the extended abstract a suitable replacement may be found to present the extended abstract and pay the registration fee.


For further information, please contact:

Claire Stuart, Coordinator, Publishing
Telephone: +61 3 9658 6127
Email: cstuart@ausimm.com.au

Sponsorship

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Benefits of sponsorship

Showcase your business at the conference and register your interest in sponsorship today. Packages can be tailored to your organisation’s needs, and are an excellent way to maximise exposure to delegates in the lead up, duration and following the conference.

  • Associate your brand with an industry-leading event
  • Demonstrate your commitment and support
  • Make new contacts and network with potential customers
  • Build and enhance your brand awareness
  • Showcase your company and introduce your products/services
  • Promote your skills and abilities to the industry
  • Meet the leaders and decision makers in the sector
  • Learn how you can connect with this captive audience

Sponsorship opportunities

We are currently seeking sponsors under the following categories, but not limited to:

  • Platinum Sponsorship
  • Gold Sponsorship
  • Silver Sponsorship
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Conference Technical Session Sponsor
  • Conference Name Badges & Lanyards
  • Note Pads and Pens

Sponsorship prospectus

Sponsorship opportunities available

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Location

International Visitors



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All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa will depend, amongst other things, on your purpose for visiting Australia. The 'Visa options for Conferences, Trade Fairs, Seminars or Expos' fact sheet outlines some visa options that may be applicable

For more information on visa application requirements, view the 'Visa Application Requirements' fact sheet.

You should apply for your visa well in advance of the conference date. We strongly recommend that you apply at least two months prior to your intended date of departure. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection reserves the right to change regulations, so for all the latest information relating to obtaining an Australian visa, please visit: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visi

Invitation letters will be provided to persons who have registered and paid the complete registration fee. The letter will provide proof of registration and proof of payment. Official acceptance and invitation letters may be obtained by contacting Event Management by email: conference@ausimm.com.au.

Invitation letters can only be requested once payment of registration has been received. Please note when applying for your visa you should include a copy of your registration confirmation.

Australia has health and character requirements which you will have to meet as part of the visa application process.

• For more information on health requirements, go to : http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Heal

• For more information on character requirements, go to: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Char

Australia is free from many plant and animal diseases prevalent in other countries. Very strict quarantine rules apply to the importation of animals and plant products and many cannot be brought into the country without prior application. To have a smooth transition through quarantine and to enjoy your visit in Australia, it is important that you understand Australia’s quarantine regulations. Visit www.daff.gov.au for more information.

Please ensure that along with your passport and visa, you also pack your registration confirmation letter within your carry-on luggage. You may be asked to produce this when going through customs at your arrival airport. In addition to this, please be sure to fill out your Incoming Passenger Card with all details and answer each question honestly.

 Health

Vaccinations are not required unless you have come from a yellow fever- infected country zone within six days prior to your arrival. You do not need any other health certificate to enter Australia. Australia has a high standard of hygiene and doctors and dentists are highly trained and hospitals are well equipped. In the event of illness, hotel staff can arrange a doctor for you.

It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate travel and health insurance prior to commencement of travel. Further information can be obtained from your travel agent.

Australia applies a tax to the purchase of both goods and services called the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The rate of tax that applies to taxable products and services is 10%. Tax is already included in the advertised prices. Non-Australian delegates may be eligible for a refund of GST via the Tourist Refund Scheme.

Tipping is not as widespread or regulated in Australia as it is in other parts of the world. Tipping is your prerogative, a reward for service. It is customary to tip hotel porters, and a gratuity of about 10% is usual in restaurants if good service is received. No service charge is added to hotel or restaurant bill.