About this site

This is the blog for the 2013 AALL conference to be held on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th November 2013 at RMIT University in Melbourne. This site will house information and conference updates for locals and visitors to Melbourne from the AALL community – so that we are able to take advantage of the city and each other’s company to have a great time at our biennial meet-up.
Hosier_laneThe conference is preceded (on 13 November) by a series of pre-conference workshops, so we expect a number of participants will arrive early and be looking for trouble on Wednesday night as well. You can book into the walking tour (street art and graffiti) at the conference website to kick off the fun.
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So stay in touch and don’t miss out on any of the cool things that are happening 13–15 November 2013 for AALL conference attendees.

This is the conference venue for AALL 2013. It’s known as the Swanston Academic Building (SAB or Building 80) and it was opened just last year.

This is us! RMIT Building 80

This is us! RMIT Building 80

The address is 445 Swanston Street Melbourne. It is nearest to the A’beckett Street  corner. The nearest taxi drop off point is in Stewart Street behind Building 80.  There is a taxi rank in Franklin Street, very close by.

More about the building and the venue in Conference Information.

Information about the conference program can be found here.

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11 thoughts on “About this site

  1. Congratulations on the blog! It looks fantastic and has heaps of useful information.
    I was wondering whether it might be possible to have a place on the blog where materials from workshops and presentations (PowerPoint slides and handouts) can be posted so that others can have quick and easy online access to them.

    • Sure, why not? If people want to contribute they can request access and we’ll invite them as contributors. I think it’d be lovely since we won’t get to all the things we want to see. Some people will put their stuff on the official AALL website as well.

      • Great! Can I request access, then. Kate Chanock, Jan Counsell and I will be presenting a workshop tomorrow. I’d love to be able to put the slides up just after the workshop.

      • Hi Robyn! Sounds great! I will add you as a Contributor (emailing you now) and then you are free to pop those slides up after the workshop tomorrow.

    • Hear! Hear! Welcome! Can’t wait to meet all our new best friends. Bring warm clothes … and a change in case of a change in the weather. It is Melbourne, so expect everything.

  2. Fantastic building, well done RMIT. I attended the conference yesterday and was very impressed by Sophie Arkoudis’ presentation (hitting the nail on the head!) and by the general organisation. The red T-shirted helpers are doing a great job.
    Thanks AALL ….

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