[Linux-aus] LCA2017, formal call for bids

Joshua Hesketh president at linux.org.au
Thu Jul 31 14:17:06 EST 2014

Whoa, where does time go!

We're about to enter into the last week for accepting bids for LCA2017.
If you haven't already, now is the time to get serious about running one
of the best open source conferences in the world! Please see below if
you're interested in getting involved.


On 15/07/14 19:05, Joshua Hesketh wrote:
> 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!
> Cheers,
> Josh
> 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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