The Registration Desk will be in the Coombs Extension Foyer. Come pick up your name tag and packet and treat yourself to a cup of coffee before the welcome & plenary in the Coombs Lecture Theatre, directly across from the registration area. We will have lines based on last names (A-G, H-M, N-Z). Volunteers will be standing by to answer any questions you have after you've picked up your packet.

 Registration is from 8:00-5:00 on Monday and Tuesday in the Coombs Extension Foyer (directly across from back entrance to the Coombs Lecture Theatre), and 8:30 on days after.

Tea and Lunch is in the Coombs Extension 1.04 on Monday and in both the Coombs Extension Foyer and Coombs Lecture Theatre Foyer on Tuesday-Thursday.

Registration for ALT 2017 is now closed.

Information about costs is as follows. A link for registration and payment (using a credit card) is at the bottom of the page.

Registration costs cover a reception on Monday 11 Dec 2017 and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) during the main conference 12-14 Dec 2017. Students and unwaged attendees have a discounted registration cost.

  Students/Unwaged Attendees Waged Attendees
Regular Registration: available until 1 October 2017 $130 $160
Late Registration: 2 October 2017 - 18 November 2017 $160 $190

If you are planning on attending a language teach in on Monday 11 Dec 2017, you will need to select whether you plan to attend the Australian, Austroneisan or Papuan teach-in. Cost for all attendees will be $35 to cover catering.

The conference dinner is on Thursday 14 Dec 2017, and will include dinner and drinks. Students and unwaged attendees are offered a reduced cost.

  Students/Unwaged Attendees Waged Attendees
Registration available until 18 November 2017 $70 $90

If you are planning on attending a workshop on Friday 15 Dec 2017 (either as a presenter or audience member), the cost for attending will be $35 to cover catering.

If you are planning on attending the quantitative teach-in on Sunday 10 Dec 2017, you will need to register using a separate link. The cap for this teach-in is 35 people and registration is first-come-first-serve. Attendees will receive a survey about their experience after registering. The cost for this teach in is $35 for catering.

For all events, you will need to choose your dietary preferences: none, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or vegan and gluten-free. If these options do not cover your needs, please send us an email at:

In conjunction with ALT, we ask that all attendees confirm that they are active members of ALT, or become members of ALT ( by the time of the start of the conference.

  • Registration, language teach-ins, workshops & conference dinner is now closed
  • Registration for the quantitative teach-in is full & closed

Please note that the annual meeting of the Australian Linguistics Society (ALS) 2017 will be held the preceding week, 4-7 December.

Please note a cancellation fee will be incurred for any cancellations made after 8 November.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University