Key dates

28 May 2020
Expressions of interest for sessions open

19 August 2020
Expressions of interest for sessions close

8 December 2020
Registration opening

10 March 2021
Early bird registrations close

14 – 16 May 2021 
ALA Symposium


Association Professionals

Symposium Managers

PO Box 7345
Beaumaris VIC 3193
P: +61 1300 935 332 



Before you register, please check the program to view session availability. There are plenty of places for Saturday day registrations however concurrent session availability is limited for Friday and Sunday.

For the first time the 2021 Symposium will be moving to a hybrid delivery which means – more choice and flexibility. This means that if you are unable to travel, you can still watch the Saturday plenary sessions virtually and follow the program live.

The recordings for the Saturday plenary sessions will be available on-demand to all registration types until 28 June 2021. On demand access is available to full registrations, day registrations both face to face and virtual. 

Registration fees


Early bird
By 10 March 2021

After 10 March 2021

Full registration - Member



Full registration - Non-member



Saturday registration - Member*



Saturday registration - Non-member*



Virtual Saturday registration - Member*



Virtual Saturday registration - Non-member*



Networking Reception (additional tickets)



Symposium Dinner (tickets)



*Day registration only available for Saturday

*Virtual day registration only available for Saturday



Full registration

Day registration

Symposium sessions**

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Saturday only

Catering breaks (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea)

As per program on registered day

As per program on registered day

Access to exhibition

As per program on registered day

As per program on registered day

Networking Reception


Tickets available for purchase

Symposium Dinner including 3 hour drinks package

Tickets available for purchase

Tickets available for purchase

Conference satchel and delegate handbook



**Full registration includes attendance to all breakfast and concurrent sessions. To attend these sessions, you must be pre-booked via the online registration form. Places are limited and spaces are allocated on a first in basis.

You may only register for one session at any given time. If you register for a half day workshop, you must intend to participate in the entire workshop and may not swap into any other sessions during that time.

All breakfast and concurrent sessions are ticketed.

For more information on our booking terms and conditions, click here.

CPD Points 

Full Registration – 14 points

Saturday Registration  (either in person or virtual)  – 5 points

Breakfast Sessions - 0.5 points

Certificates of attendance are emailed to delegates within four weeks following the end of the Symposium

*CPD points are subject to final program 


A small number of scholarship grants to support members participation in the symposium are available.  

Full details on the amount and types of grants available, including eligibility criteria and application form can be accessed here