[Lias] ANNOUNCEMENT: educationaLinux 2003 UWA 20-21 January 2003
leon at cyberknights.com.au
Mon Oct 28 22:16:02 UTC 2002
The world-reknowned Linux Conference Australia (LCA) comes to Perth in
January, and with it an opportunity to do a mini-conference specifically on
This will be the only chance in 7 years to attend LCA without the cost and
inconvenience of interstate travel and accomodation. Many of the presenters
are Australians addressing Australian schooling environments.
We have several exciting presenters lined up, and are looking for more.
Allocations are only being pencilled in now, but first off the block at this
stage is Kathryn Moyle from the Department of Education and Children's
Services (South Australia) expounding on how the properties of Open Source
Software interact with government policy on schooling.
The bulk of the miniconference, and LCA itself, has a heavily technical
orientation, so we will be hearing from several presenters on details of new
and matured Linux roll-outs in their schools. A pleasing common theme is
reasons other than financial for choosing OSS in general, and Linux in
The final session of the miniconference is a round table, a moderated
discussion of education and Linux, revealing what's working and sorting out
what most needs to be done next. The round-table and certain sessions will be
streamed to the Internet as well, using the royalty-free NDA-free Ogg Vorbis
media format (plugins available for almost anything).
CALL FOR PAPERS
Aside from a few obvious choices getting early priority, most of the available
timeslots have not been filled yet (and even the existing allocations are
tentative), so if you think you have something people would like to hear at
the conference, read http://plug.linux.org.au/~leonb/lca2003/papers.html and
fire off a precis for consideration to ELPapers at cyberknights.com.au by Monday.
Linux devotees, including educational specialists, will be attending from all
over the world, and all over Australia. This is an unmissable opportunity to
swap experience, knowledge and contacts.
HOW DO I REGISTER TO ATTEND?
Register at http://linux.conf.au/register.html to attend the main conference,
and educationaLinux attendance is included. You'll need to email us (at
ELbookings at cyberknights.com.au) so we can allocate a seat for you in the
The conference prices are so good that even attending just a miniconference
works out less expensive than most conferences.
WHERE WILL THE MINICONFERENCE TAKE PLACE?
In the Physics and Arts departments at the University of Western Australia in
Crawley. We will be posting a virtual tour of the facilities shortly.
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