[Linux-aus] Grant Request: To Present at ACEC2006

Trent Lloyd lathiat at bur.st
Thu Jul 13 21:49:03 UTC 2006

Hi Donna,

I'd be interested if the conference would be able to pay for your
registration? Alot of conferences seem do this if you are presenting.


On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 10:09:42PM +1000, Donna Benjamin wrote:
> Hey Everyone :)
> The Australian Computers in Education Conference 2006
> (http://www.acec2006.com/) is the biennial conference of the Australian
> Council for Computers in Education (ACCE). It is being held in Cairns in
> the first week in October. It's _the_ major "IT in education" conference
> for teachers in Australia. At this year's LCA education mini-conf in
> Dunedin, we discussed why there weren't many teachers present, and
> determined that we FOSS people, should try to get to the conferences
> where teachers are. When I saw there was a call for papers open for
> ACEC, I submitted an abstract based on the presentation I gave in
> Dunedin.  It was accepted! Yay! Unfortunately I still have to pay to
> attend, and Cairns is a long way from Melbourne.
> This is an important forum, because this is where teachers go to refresh
> their thinking on using ICT in education. Advocating the use of free
> software in a world where proprietary software is heavily subsidised can
> seem like an uphill battle, but unless we engage in dialogue with
> teachers, and talk with them about the educational outcomes of using
> FOSS, we won't make an impact in this critical sector.  I would also
> like to take the opportunity to promote the education mini-conf of LCA
> to those teachers who indicate a genuine interest and commitment to
> further exploration of Free and Open source Software.
> So, I hereby apply for a Grant of $1500.00 to cover my costs to attend
> the conference. Being for Conference Registration, $495, return airfares
> $550, and accommodation.  All receipts will be provided, and I would be
> happy to report on my attendance at LUGs or for the LA podcast.
> The abstract I submitted:
> Education Spokesperson for Open Source Victoria speaks about OSV's
> education initiatives; the Free and Open Source Software for Education
> Catalogue, the LiveLAMP server on a CD, and the Curriculum Matrix which
> will link examples of FOSS software to the Victorian Essential Learning
> Standards. This session explores the nature of educators working to
> implement ICT in education and seeks to foster an open discussion about
> the opportunities and challenges they face. Donna participated in the
> Open Source Software in Education Mini Conference as part of
> linux.conf.au, one of the world's top three Open Source Software events,
> held this year in New Zealand, Dunedin.
> Thanks for your consideration, I'm happy to answer any questions.
> cheers
> Donna.
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Trent Lloyd <lathiat at bur.st>
Bur.st Networking Inc.

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