[Linux-aus] Bids now formally invited for linux.conf.au 2019

Kathy Reid kathy at kathyreid.id.au
Tue Jul 19 23:36:25 AEST 2016

Hi everyone,

Plans are coming along really well for linux.conf.au 2017 in Hobart.

We're very much looking forward to seeing you all there, but in the
meantime it's time to start thinking about plans for 2019 [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 2019
                - Council works with Bid Teams to help them prepare their bids,
                  answering questions and providing guidance
* September 05 - Submission of formal bids closes
                - Council clarifies any questions regarding the bids and reviews
* November     - Council conducts Site Inspections with shortlisted Bid Teams
* December     - Council decides on the winning city and informs the Bid Teams
* January      - The winning bid is announced at linux.conf.au 2017

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 CClinux-aus at lists.linux.org.au, this might help you
find other people keen on helping you out.

Running a linux.conf.au is a large task, and requires some key event management skills, which we'll be happy to help guide you in.

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  andlinux-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.

The Linux Australia Council

P.S. Please forward this announcement onto local LUG lists and anywhere
else you think is relevant.


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