2016 ALA Science Symposium

The third Atlas of Living Australia Science Symposium will be held at the Keiran McNamara Conservation Science Centre, Kensington, Perth from 11-13 May 2016.

The main Science Symposium will be on the 11th and 12th, with talks and posters and other activities to highlight the range of research and practical outcomes enabled by the Atlas. We will also be holding a day of ‘shoulder’ meetings on Friday 13 May 2016 as a chance to see demonstrations and tutorials of Atlas capabilities, for special interest groups to come together, or even for extra science presentations if we have a great deal of interest from presenters.


A draft program is now available – Symposium Draft Program


You can now register to attend the 2016 ALA Science Symposium.


The Kieran McNamara Conservation Science Centre is located at 17 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington, Western Australia.

Find the Keiran McNamara Conservation Science Centre on:


There are several accommodation options close to the venue. Links for these can be found below:


We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Symposium on how you have used the Atlas in your work in one of the following categories:

  • 15 minute oral presentation – this is your opportunity to show other users of the Atlas how you have used information taken from the Atlas to assist you with your research.
  • A poster – for display purposes only, to show how you are using the Atlas.
  • 5 minute speed talk presenting a new idea for the Atlas – this can be a new use for the existing Atlas tools, or new tools you would like to see developed in the Atlas.

If you wish to present at this year’s Symposium, please upload an abstract of your paper using the following link: 2016 Science Symposium – upload link for abstracts

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants of up to $1000 per person will be available on an as needs basis. If you are interested in applying, please email with information on costs to

Need more information?

If you require any further information, please email