[Linux-aus] LCA2017, formal call for bids

Joshua Hesketh president at linux.org.au
Tue Jul 15 19:05:33 EST 2014

Hello Community,

Just a friendly reminder that the formal call for bids for 2017 close in
3 weeks! If you're thinking of submitting we'd love to be working with
you to help you put together your documents. If you haven't been
thinking of submitting, now is a good time to give it some thought!


On 27/06/14 10:13, Joshua Hesketh wrote:
> Hi there,
> Plans are coming along really well for linux.conf.au 2015 in Auckland.
> We're very much looking forward to seeing you all there, but in the
> meantime it's time to start thinking about plans for 2017[0].
> I realise we're a bit behind schedule on the formal call for bids, so
> here is the revised timeline
> * March       - Council seeks Expressions of Interest in running
>                 linux.conf.au 2017
> * Late June   - Formal Bids are requested to host linux.conf.au 2017
> * July        - Council works with Bid Teams to help them prepare their
>                 bids, answering questions and providing guidance
> * 8th August  - Submission of formal bids closes
> * August      - Council clarifies any questions regarding the bids and
>                 reviews them
> * September   - Council conducts Site Inspections with shortlisted Bid
>                 Teams
> * October     - Council decides on the winning city and informs the Bid
>                 Teams
> * January     - The winning bid is announced at linux.conf.au 2015
> If you have ever sat in the back of a LUG meeting or an LCA talk and had
> an informal chat to someone about running an LCA now is the time to put
> that idea into action. If you were the person two seats back listening
> in, go bug that person to put in a bid!
> If you haven’t already, the first thing to to do is to send an email to
> Council at linux.org.au to let them know you are thinking of submitting a
> bid. You should also CC linux-aus at linux.org.au, this might help you find
> other people keen on helping you out.
> Once you've done that here are two documents to help you get started:
>  * http://wiki.linux.org.au/Linux.conf.au_Bid_Guidelines
>  * http://wiki.linux.org.au/LCA_HOWTO
> The first outlines what is required for the bid process, while the
> second give a fairly detailed overview of the sorts of things you need
> to think about when preparing to run an LCA, and provide example bid
> documents.
> There is also a comprehensive Event Portal with lots of useful
> information on how to run a successful event at
> http://wiki.linux.org.au/Linux_Australia:Events_Portal
> So go out, get your team together, talk to some venues/vendors and start
> bidding to run the next awesome LCA! Armed with your amazing organising
> skills, this is your opportunity to show off your city, do what you
> always wanted to do at LCA, add something extra special to the
> conference and have a say in the programme of the conference.
> This is something you will remember for a lifetime and gain life-long
> friends, professional contacts and the experience looks amazing on a
> resume. Not to mention, it’s great fun to run!
> Once you've finalised your bid document then please send to
> Council at linux.org.au and linux-aus at linux.org.au.
> If you are thinking of bidding, please put your hand up sooner rather
> than later so that the Council can make sure you get the support you
> need to prepare a high quality bid. Please don’t hesitate to contact us
> if you have any questions or need any help in preparing your bid.
> Cheers,
> Josh
> P.S. Please forward this announcement onto local LUG lists and anywhere
> else you think is relevant.
> [0] http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2013-November/021212.html

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