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

Linux Australia President president at linux.org.au
Wed Oct 4 12:35:33 AEDT 2017

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
  * January 2019 - Winning bid is announced at linux.conf.au in

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:


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 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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