Registration to attend the conference will close at 5.00pm AEST on 8 October 2020. Register today to avoid missing out!

The conference fees for ALA2020 can be found below. The conference will be held virtually on the online event software ‘Whova’, accessible from your desktop of mobile device. All conference content will be remain active in the desktop site for 3 months after the conclusion of the conference, and 6 months on the mobile application.

The full conference programme (papers, posters and workshops) will be scheduled on Thursday and Friday, with networking opportunities included.

If you are not yet a member of the Association for Language Awareness (ALA), we strongly recommend that you join now. ALA members will be charged a lower conference fee and will receive the official journal Language Awareness (four issues per year). More information with respect to membership can be found on ALA’s website.


Fees ALA Conference 2020Virtual conferenceLanguaging and Language Awareness in the Global Age
Australian Dollars including GST
ALA Member $268.00
Non-ALA Member $315.00
PhD/Student ALA Member$178.00
PHD/Student non-ALA Member$206.00

Participants should register through the online secure registration payment system. (Please click here). 

Please click on “New Registration”. When you have made your selection and you click on ‘Continue’ you will be asked to register some details so the system can send you a confirmation. You should fill in all the asterisked fields. What is most important, however, is that your name and email address are correct (the other asterisked fields simply need some characters). You will receive a confirmation and invoice from the system via email. 

Good luck with registration (and if any problem arises, please contact us).

Cancellation policy

  • For cancellations received by August 31 2020, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded less an administration fee of $250.00.
  • For cancellations received between September 1, 2020 and October 2, 2020 50% of the registration fee will be reimbursed.
  • For cancellations after October 3, 2020 or no shows no refunds will be available.


The Association for Language Awareness is offering eight stipends, each of a maximum of the registration fee, to enable participants to present a paper at the virtual conference in October 2020. Members may apply for a stipend in one of three categories:

  1. Long-term ALA members (in continuous membership for at least 5 years, i.e. since 2015) (2 stipends available).
  2. Student members, including PhD students (students must still not have graduated until after the conference, and proof of current student status should be attached to the email application) (3 stipends).
  3. Members resident in one of the countries designated by the European Educational Research Association as Low GDP countries and others as indicated by the extended list below (3 stipends). Residence will be determined by the mailing address currently recorded in the ALA membership list.
  4. The Low GDP countries can be seen at this link:

A number of members currently residing in the countries included in the Low GDP group have their membership fees paid for them by ALA. Difficulties in paying the required membership fee should not prevent an applicant for a stipend from submitting an application for membership without payment. If you reside in one of the countries included in the extended list above, are not already a member for 2020, and wish to benefit from this concession, please ensure that you complete the declaration at the foot of the stipend application form.

Applicants for stipends, currently residing in countries not included in the list of Low GDP countries who are not yet members for 2020 should process their membership applications or renewals before 1st January through the ALA website ( 

It should be noted that an application for a stipend from someone who is neither an established member whose membership is in force for 2020, nor a newly applying member, will not be eligible for consideration.

Applications for stipends will be accepted after the Conference organisers have announced which abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the conference, but no later than October 1, 2020.

Applicants, who must be registered members of ALA for 2020 at the time of their application, must have had their abstract accepted by the conference organisers, and may be the main author (or presenter) or any of the other authors (i.e., co-authors/co-presenters are welcome to apply). Under each category, the awards are made based on need, but where there appears to be equal need for two or more presenters, the conference abstracts may be evaluated to decide where the stipend will be allocated.

The funding is restricted. No individual will be awarded more than £1000 or equivalent, and smaller sums may be awarded. The Stipends Committee reserves the right not to award within a category, and to consider awards of any monies left after stipends are awarded under these three categories to the next applicant down the list under any category, based on need. There is no guarantee that the scheme will be repeated in future years.

Those who were awarded funds for the ALA 2018 conference in Amsterdam are eligible to apply for funding in 2020, but if their application is for the same category, it will be held back until other applications in that category are considered.

Applicants for funding must complete an application form. If an applicant has been a member for less than 5 years, the name and contact details of an academic referee are required.The decisions by the Stipends Committee will be based entirely on the information provided by applicants on their application form. Details of how to submit the application are provided on the form.