[Linux-aus] [Announce] LCA2018 Call for Bids

Joshua Hesketh josh at nitrotech.org
Mon Aug 3 15:56:07 AEST 2015

Hi all,

The call for 2018 bids closes at the end of next week.

Usually, well before this point of the year, we have a good indication
of teams who are working on bidding. Sadly we haven't heard of any teams
interested in leading a linux.conf.au.

The bid deadline is still open so perhaps there are some people working
hard in the background on getting a proposal to the council. However, at
this point, we may be heading towards a year where we have no viable
option or location for a linux.conf.au.

If this is something you would like to help fix, please let us know if
you're interested in running a linux.conf.au :-)


On 03/07/15 14:36, Tony Breeds wrote:
> Hi there,
> Plans are coming along really well for linux.conf.au 2016 in Geelong.
> We're very much looking forward to seeing you all there, but in the
> meantime it's time to start thinking about plans for 2018[0].
> I realise we're a bit behind schedule on the formal call for bids, so
> here is the revised timeline
> * July        - Formal Bids are requested to host linux.conf.au 2018
>                 (this email)
>              - Council works with Bid Teams to help them prepare their
>                 bids, answering questions and providing guidance
> * August 14   - Submission of formal bids closes
>               - Council clarifies any questions regarding the bids and
>                 reviews them
> * September   - Council conducts Site Inspections with shortlisted Bid
>                 Teams
> * November    - Council decides on the winning city and informs the Bid
>                 Teams
> * January     - The winning bid is announced at linux.conf.au 2016
> 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 lists.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 lists.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,
> Tony
> 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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