[Linux-aus] linux.conf.au 2006 - Call For Miniconfs

Mike Beattie mike at ethernal.org
Mon Aug 15 15:22:01 UTC 2005

2006 - Dunedin, NZ!

linux.conf.au is the annual Australasian Linux technical conference, and is
one of the largest gatherings of users and developers of Free and Open
Source Software in the Southern Hemisphere.  It is an opportunity for
developers and groups to present their ideas amongst peers, and for the Free
Software and Open Source communities to gather in general.

      Call for Miniconfs

The 2006 conference is being held in Dunedin, New Zealand, at The University
of Otago[1].  More information can be found on the conference website:


Call for Miniconfs:

      The organisers of linux.conf.au 2006 would like to invite any groups
      or organisations wishing to hold a 'Mini Conference', or 'Miniconf',
      to present a short proposal outlining their interest.

      Miniconfs are held on the Monday and Tuesday before the start of the
      main conference (23rd and 24th of January 2006). Proposals for 1-day
      or full 2-day Miniconfs are welcome.

      Proposals should be made via email to the main conference organisers
      at: organisers at lca2006.linux.org.au . Proposals are due by Wednesday
      August the 31st, 2005.

      This is a very short period for proposals - Just over two weeks, since
      there have already been expressions of interest from several groups,
      and we wish to provide organisers with as much time as possible to
      organise their Miniconf.

      Organisation of a Miniconf is the complete responsibility of the
      individual, group, or organisation that has expressed interest. This
      includes, but is not limited to, inviting speakers for the Miniconf,
      scheduling allotted time, and leading the Miniconf.

      linux.conf.au 2006 will only provide a venue to hold the Miniconf,
      which includes AV equipment. We will also provide a mechanism for
      Conference delegates to 'register' which Miniconfs they intend to
      attend, during their registration for the main conference.

      Please note that attendance at Miniconfs is only available to
      delegates registered for the main conference. Miniconf Speakers are
      not eligible for the same benefits as main conference Speakers, and
      will need to register if they wish to attend the main conference.

Dates to Remember:

      * Proposals Due: Wednesday August 24, 2005
      * Announcement of Chosen Miniconfs: Friday August 26, 2005
      * Conference begins: Monday January 23, 2006

Please feel free to forward this announcement to your local LUG, or any
other person or group that would be interested!

[1]: http://www.otago.ac.nz/
[2]: http://www.opensource.org/osd.html


Mike Beattie,
linux.conf.au 2006 Organisers

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