Mark your calendars for ALIA National 2024

Monday 6 - Thursday 9 May 2024- :


Monday 16 - Thursday 19 May 2022
National Convention Centre Canberra

ALIA provides the platform as a meeting point for all Library and Information professionals, from all sectors and all areas of Australia and the international community. The National Conference provides unparalleled opportunities to become stronger as professionals and as an industry with engaging programs and a forum to collaborate, network and build partnerships amongst our colleagues, peers, industry leaders and corporate partners.

Conference theme

Respect for the diversity and individuality of all people is one of ALIA’s core values, and ‘diversity’ has been selected by ALIA President, Vicki Edmunds as her Presidential theme. Libraries serve diverse communities and work to develop, maintain and share diverse collections.


Register for conference, workshops, receptions and dinner.


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Keynote Speakers

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Ed Le Brocq

Writer, music teacher, broadcaster & trans man who has performed & studied around the world.


Carly Findlay OAM

Carly Findlay OAM is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist.


Josh Pyke

Singer-songwriter, producer, musician and children's book author.


Michael Coyne

Michael Coyne has worked as a photographer for over 30 years, covering wars, revolutions, famine, natural disasters and other international events in places as diverse as the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Middle East and Afr


Dion Devow

Dion Devow is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Man and father of 3. He was born and raised in Darwin and moved to Canberra in 1994 to attend university. After graduating in 1994 with a bachelors degree in Health Education, he decided to

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Tanya Hosch

Tanya Hosch is the Executive General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy at the AFL.

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Zoya Patel

Zoya Patel is a writer and editor, who has been vocal on issues relating to feminism and multiculturalism since she was a teenager. Zoya is the former editor of Lip Magazine, an online feminist publication.


Dr Catriona Wallace

Dr Catriona Wallace is an entrepreneur in the Artificial Intelligence field. Catriona was the Founder of the Stock Exchange listed company Flamingo AI – a Machine-Learning company with headquarters in Sydney and the US. Catriona is also the co-founde