[Linux-aus] [lca-announce] Official call for bids for linux.conf.au 2020 - LCA 2020

Linux Australia President president at linux.org.au
Mon Nov 6 13:06:29 AEDT 2017

Hi everyone,

A gentle reminder that the deadline for formal bids for linux.conf.au
2020 is the end of this week. We've had some informal expressions of
interest, but as of right now we have not received any formal bids.

Kind regards,


On 04/10/17 12:35, linux.conf.au Announcements wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> As the very keen among us know, plans are coming along really well for
> linux.conf.au 2018 in Sydney and tickets are now available at
> https://linux.conf.au. We're very much looking forward to seeing you
> all there, and seeing all the hard work that Bruce Crawley, James
> Polley and the Sydney team have been doing to deliver a wonderful
> event. In the meantime, it's time to start thinking about plans for
> 2020. We may already have informal expressions of interest from two
> cities, but I can neither confirm nor deny this.
> Last year, Council assessed bids for LCA2019, and the winning city
> will be announced at the close of LCA2018 in January next year *cough,
> Antarctica* ;-)
> The timeline for the LCA2020 bid 
>   * Earlier this year: Council seeks Expressions of Interest in
>     running linux.conf.au 2020
>   * October - formal Bids are requested to host linux.conf.au 2020
>   * November 10th - Submission of formal bids closes
>   * December / January - Council clarifies any questions regarding the
>     bids and reviews them
>   * Quarter 1 2018 - Council conducts Site Inspections with
>     shortlisted Bid Teams
>   * Early 2018 - Council decides on the winning city and informs the
>     Bid Teams
>   * January 2019 - Winning bid is announced at linux.conf.au in
>     $CITY_FOR_LCA2019
> If you've ever sat in the back of a LUG meeting or an LCA talk, or 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 do is to send an email to
> council at linux.org.au to let us 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:
>   * https://wiki.linux.org.au/Linux.conf.au_Bid_Guidelines
>   * https://wiki.linux.org.au/LCA_HOWTO
> The first outlines what is required for the bid process, while the
> second gives a fairly detailed overview of the sorts of things you
> need to think about when preparing to run an LCA, and provides example
> bid documents. We have more bid documents that aren't linked here
> which we can provide.
> There is also a comprehensive Event Portal with lots of useful
> information on how to run a successful event at:
> https://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.
> Please do forward this on to anyone you think may be interested.
> Kind regards,
> Kathy
> -- 
> Kathy Reid
> President
> Linux Australia
> 0418 130 636
> president at linux.org.au
> http://linux.org.au
> Linux Australia Inc
> GPO Box 4788
> Sydney NSW 2001
> Australia
> ABN 56 987 117 479 
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Kathy Reid
Linux Australia

0418 130 636

president at linux.org.au

Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001

ABN 56 987 117 479 

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