[Announce] Call for Proposals for linux.conf.au 2018 in Sydney are open!

Bruce Crawley bruce at lca2018.org
Mon Jul 3 11:04:27 AEST 2017

On behalf of the LCA2018 team we are pleased to announce that the Call 
for Proposals for linux.conf.au 2018 is now open! This Call for 
Proposals will close on August 6 with no extensions expected.

linux.conf.au is one of the best-known community driven Free and Open 
Source Software conferences in the world. In 2018 we welcome you to join 
us in Sydney, New South Wales on Monday 22 January through to Friday 26 

For full details including those not covered by this announcement visit 


* Call for Proposals Opens: 3 July 2017
* Call for Proposals Closes: 6 August 2017 (no extensions)
* Notifications from the programme committee: mid-September 2017
* Conference Opens: 22nd January 2018


Create an account at https://login.linux.conf.au/manage/public/newuser
Visit https://linux.conf.au/proposals and click the link to submit your 


linux.conf.au is a conference where people gather to learn about the 
entire world of Free and Open Source Software, directly from the people 
who shape the projects and topics that they’re presenting on.

Our aim is to create a deeply technical conference made up of industry 
leaders and experts on a wide range of subjects.

linux.conf.au welcomes submissions first-time and seasoned speakers from 
all free and open technology communities and all walks of life. We 
respect and encourage diversity at our conference.


The theme for linux.conf.au 2018 is “A Little Bit Of History Repeating”. 
Building on last year’s theme of “The Future of Open Source”, we intend 
to examine the future through the lens of the past.

For some suggestions to get you started with your proposal ideas please 
visit the linux.conf.au website.


We’re accepting submissions for three different types of proposal:

* Presentation (45 minutes): These are generally presented in lecture 
format and form the bulk of the available conference slots.
* Tutorial (100 minutes): These are generally presented in a classroom 
format. They should be interactive or hands-on in nature. Tutorials are 
expected to have a specific learning outcome for attendees.
* Miniconf (full-day): Single-track mini-conferences that run for the 
duration of a day on either Monday or Tuesday. We provide the room, and 
you provide the speakers. Together, you can explore a field in Free and 
Open Source software in depth.


In recognition of the value that presenters and organisers bring to our 
conference, once a proposal is accepted, one presenter or organiser per 
proposal is entitled to:

* Free registration, which holds all of the benefits of a Professional 
Delegate Ticket
* A complimentary ticket to the Speakers' Dinner for the speaker, with 
additional tickets for significant others and children of the speaker 
available for purchase.
* Optionally, recognition as a Fairy Penguin Sponsor, available at 50% 
off the advertised price

If your proposal includes more than one presenter or organiser, these 
additional people will be entitled to:

* Professional or hobbyist registration at the Early Bird rate, 
regardless of whether the Early Bird rate is generally available
* Speakers’ dinner tickets available for purchase at cost

Important Note for miniconf organisers: These discounts apply to the 
organisers only. All participants in your miniconf must arrange or 
purchase tickets for themselves via the regular ticket sales process or 
they may not be able to attend!

As a volunteer-run non-profit conference, linux.conf.au does not pay 
speakers to present at the conference; but you may be eligible for 
financial assistance.


linux.conf.au is able to provide limited financial assistance for some 

Financial assistance may be provided to cover expenses that might 
otherwise prohibit a speaker from attending such as:
Cost of flight
Other accessibility related costs

To be considered for assistance you can indicate this when making your 
proposal. We will try to accommodate as many requests for assistance as 
possible within our limited budget.


linux.conf.au aims to be accommodating to everyone who wants to attend 
or present at the conference. We recognise that some people face 
accessibility challenges. If you have special accessibility 
requirements, you can provide that information when submitting your 
proposal so that we can plan to properly accommodate you.


By agreeing to present at or attend the conference you are agreeing to 
abide by the terms and conditions 
(https://linux.conf.au/attend/terms-and-conditions/index.html). We 
require all speakers and delegates to have read, understood, and act 
according to the standards set forth in our Code of Conduct 


To increase the number of people that can view your presentation, 
linux.conf.au will record your talk and make it publicly available after 
the event. We plan to release recordings of every talk at the conference 
under a Creative Commons Share-Alike Licence. When submitting your 
proposal you may note that you do not wish to have your talk released.


If the subject of your presentation is a software project, you must 
ensure the software has an Open Source Initiative-approved licence at 
the time of the close of our CFP.

Bruce Crawley
Conference Director


James Polley
Conference Co-Director

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