[Linux-aus] Hobart bid for linux.conf.au 2017

Mark Ellem mark at colmiga.org
Wed Aug 6 18:08:08 EST 2014


Nice looking bid document, congratulations to the bid team on this.

The only question I ask is about capacity of Wrest Point to host a 
conference with the numbers such as linux.conf.au. Is there plans for 
keynote overflow if delegate numbers reach 600 in the lecture theatre? 
Or, will the conference be capped at 600 delegates? Hobart is a lovely 
place and could end up being 'popular' for delegates wanting to come.

It's fine moving to a convention venue *only if* the venue has the 
capacity. I suppose this is really an issue with convention space in 
Hobart, which is sadly lacking for such a great place.


On 06/08/14 17:15, Christopher Neugebauer wrote:
> To the membership and council of Linux Australia,
> It's a great privilege to present Hobart's bid to hold linux.conf.au 2017.
> By the time 2017 comes around, it will have been eight years since
> Hobart hosted one of the world’s best Free and Open Source Software
> conferences, but in that time, this city has undergone a massive
> change in character, and has found its own identity.
> We're looking forward to presenting a conference that showcases the
> best that Tasmania has to offer: we've lined up inspiring venues for
> each of our conference social events, taking advantage of Hobart's
> unique colonial heritage, and our breathtaking location, wedged
> between the River Derwent on one side, and Mount Wellington on the
> other.
> Linux.conf.au is a perfect opportunity to foster links between
> Hobart's growing tech community with the global Free and Open Source
> Software community. Hobart's entire technical community is behind this
> bid: we have gained the support of local user groups, student
> societies, industry peak bodies, and tech meetups. Each of these
> groups is excited by the prospect of introducing their members to the
> linux.conf.au community, and helping every linux.conf.au attendee
> discover what the Tasmanian community can offer.
> For those of you who are interested in the specifics of our bid --
> who's involved, which venues we have pencilled in, who has pledged
> support, and other details, you can view our comprehensive bid
> documentation, available from
> http://wiki.linux.org.au/w/images/3/3d/Lca2017-hobart-bid.pdf
> We appreciate all suggestions and feedback for our bid. Our bid team
> can be reached at team at hobart.lca2017.org
> We're very excited about the prospect of bringing linux.conf.au back
> to Tasmania for the first time. We hope you're just as excited about
> visiting here in 2017.
> --Christopher Neugebauer
> Chair, linux.conf.au 2017 Hobart bid
> on behalf of Craige McWhirter, Michael Cordover, Matthew D'Orazio, and
> the LCA2017 Hobart Bid Team
> http://hobart.lca2017.org

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