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

Stewart Smith stewart at flamingspork.com
Wed Aug 6 22:03:32 EST 2014

Chris Neugebauer <chrisjrn at gmail.com> writes:
> On 6 August 2014 18:08, Mark Ellem <mark at colmiga.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> Our preference is to overflow into one of the breakout rooms (270-seat
> capacity) by video link, similar to how LCA2011 did in Brisbane.
> There is also the option of configuring a 1000-seat room at the
> expense of one concurrent track *and* a longer morning tea to
> reconfigure rooms.

FWIW, I've been to numerous conferences where this has been done and has
worked flawlessly.

Nice looking bid document too! I think it'd be great to return to
Hobart, I know several people who experienced their first LCA in Hobart
back in 2009 and quickly became hooked.

I've experienced Wrest Point a few times myself, and it is nicely
separated between convention center and any gaming areas, and you can
even walk from a hotel room to the covention center only passing a
rather unremarkable door into a gaming area IIRC.

and just in case anybody is wondering... there totally should be a 2
meter tall farm bar expedition at one of the ends of the conference.

good luck with the bid, looks great!
Stewart Smith
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