[Linux-aus] linux.conf.au 2014 Financials

Jessica Smith jessica at itgrrl.com
Sun Jun 1 16:54:03 EST 2014

Hi Josh,

On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 11:49 AM, Joshua Hesketh <president at linux.org.au>

The professional events manager handled logistics and was not involved
> in the financial side of the event management. Without the events
> manager it is unlikely there would have been an LCA2014. This was an
> added expense (and a fixed one) but not an unexpected one. The council
> knew at the time of the bid that this likely meant for a lower return on
> the conference but was happy to take that risk on the basis that running
> an LCA that makes less money is better than not running an LCA.
> While an event manager is an added risk that the council will always be
> cautious of (and weigh up on a per-bid basis), the loss came about due
> to much lower revenue than expected. In fact, the overall expenses for
> the event were on par with most other years.

As part of the post-mortem on LCA2014, will there be an assessment of
whether 1) the event manager contracted discharged their duties as
contracted (i.e. no breach of contract for which some or all money
paid/owing could be clawed back), and 2) whether their engagement delivered
value for money?

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