ALIAVic & VALA Lightning Talks (and Walks)

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Join us at a joint ALIAVic-VALA guest speaker event and end of year get together at Melbourne's newest public library, Docklands Library.
The Lightning Talks event will feature four 10-12 minute presentations from colleagues who have made outstanding contributions to the Library IT field in 2014. You may recognize two speakers as notable presenters from National 2014. A tour of Docklands Library and Christmas drinks will follow, and the festivities will carry on at an optional dinner. 
When: Wednesday 26 November, 2014, 5.30pm start for 6-7:30 pm event
Where: 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands
Guest Speakers:
  *   Brendan Fitzgerald from Infoxchange - Winner of the 2014 Google Impact Challenge
  *   Sarah Slade from State Library of Victoria - Digital preservation
  *   Sarah Petchell from the Australian Drug Foundation - Digitising the library
  *   Nathan Connor from Docklands Library - Emerging Technologies
Cost: Free! But gold coin donation appreciated
Optionally, after the Lightning Talks (and Walks) event, join us from 7:45 pm for a pay-as-you-go-dinner. Docklands restaurant details TBC. 
​RSVP essential.
Register for the event or event & dinner at the VALA website by 5pm, 24th November. ​If you will be joining us for dinner, please clearly indicate this on the registration form.
If you're unable to make the event but would like to join us for dinner, please email the VALA Secretariat at
We look forward to seeing you there.


107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
ALIA Group Event
Wednesday 26 November 2014 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Contact details
VALA Executive Officer Lesley Ryall, at or (03) 9844 2933