[Linux-aus] MEL8OURNE2008 - our bid for LCA

Donna Benjamin donna at mel8ourne.org
Sat May 13 17:11:02 UTC 2006

** A bid to host linux.conf.au in 2008
In 1999, Australia saw its first Linux users conference in Melbourne.
Since that time, the Linux and Open Source community has flourished in
Victoria, thanks in part to the unique leadership of this country's
largest Linux users' group and government-funded initiatives such as

In 2008 we hope to host linux.conf.au. We will actively encourage the
participation of a more diverse range of speakers to help bring greater
breadth to the conference. Drawing on Melbourne's vibrant linux
community and the culinary and cultural diversity of the city, we intend
to deliver a magnificent experience.

** PR and Program
Press releases leading up to the conference will help build delegates'
excitement about our program and ensure we get maximum exposure for our
sponsors. As a technical linux conference we'll invite speakers to
submit abstracts on all areas of Linux and open source software use and
development. We'll seek papers on the kernel & system, networking,
server, desktop, development methods and tools, userspace and Open
Source culture. 

The program will include 'back room' technologies such as networking and
servers. It will also reach forward into the 'user space' of the desktop
and specialist applications. Tutorials and certifications will give
attendees a chance to gain leading Linux and Open Source skills and
knowledge, as well as add recognised training and qualifications to
their resumes.

** Team and Community
A dedicated team of experienced volunteers is leading the planning and
implementation of LCA in 2008. Our approach is inclusive, collaborative
and open, and we will encourage active community engagement to help us
stage this conference. The committee will work in partnership with other
key events such as LinuxWorld, OSDC, and the SAGE-AU IT symposium.

** Location
Our venue, the University of Melbourne, provides a range of suitable
meeting spaces. It is easily accessible by public transport, and is
surrounded by cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars. Its location, close to
Melbourne's central business district, will leave everyone spoilt for
choice with things to see and do.

** Magnificent MEL8OURNE
In short, linux.conf.au in Melbourne 2008 will build on the success of
its predecessors, add new innovations and aim to be the most engaging
and rewarding conference possible for delegates and speakers. Once
Melbourne 2008 has made its mark on the LCA conference experience, the
volunteer committee will help to ensure that subsequent conference bid
teams and organisers will benefit from our journey. We acknowledge and
welcome the awesome responsibility of putting on the world's greatest
technical linux conference. We are ready.

Download the Full bid document (7 page PDF - 2.4MB)
Read our letters of support

Donna Benjamin, donna at mel8ourne.org, +61-418-310-414
Julien Goodwin, julien at mel8ourne.org, +61-410-746-120

linux.conf.au     http://www.mel8ourne.org
must.be.there     donna - bid co-ordinator

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