[Linux-aus] linux.conf.au 2018 update

Bruce Crawley bruce at lca2018.org
Wed Oct 25 13:49:03 AEDT 2017

Hi everyone,

For everyone who isn't subscribed to the lca-announce mailing list we 
thought we'd provide an update on where we are right now.

Early Bird Ticket Sales
Early Bird ticket sales are currently open and available! We are 
currently on target to close the early bird registrations on the 31st of 
October. Don’t delay if you are after a discounted ticket to a fantastic 

Hobbyists will pay $349 instead of the regular $449 for a saving of $100
Professionals will pay $849 instead of the regular $999 for a saving of 
Fairy Penguin Sponsors will pay $1849 instead of the regular $1999 for a 
saving of $150

Miniconf Call for Proposals
Our list of miniconfs for linux.conf.au 2018 is available here: 

A number of the miniconfs are accepting submissions right now! Others 
are creating their talk schedule in other ways - this is something that 
is left entirely up to the organiser of the miniconf. We encourage 
everyone to take a look through the list and see if there is a miniconf 
you would like to submit to.

For anyone unfamiliar with the conference - Mini-confs are dedicated, 
specialised day-long tracks organised by community members and held on 
the first 2 days of the conference. First introduced at linux.conf.au 
2002, they are now a traditional element of the conference. They were 
originally intended as an incubator -- both of future conferences and 
speakers -- and have now grown into their entity.

Main Conference Schedule
The linux.conf.au 2018 website has a link to the main conference 
schedule covering Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the conference. We 
hope that everyone is able to find talks that they like there. A huge 
thanks to this year’s papers selection committee for all their hard work 
in determining this schedule. With over 380 submissions this would not 
have been possible without them.


So far we have announced 2 keynote speakers and we are very excited to 
have them presenting to you in January.

Karen Sandler, as the executive director of the Software Freedom 
Conservancy, is an active and passionate member of the open source 

Jess Frazelle recently started at Microsoft where she enthusiastically 
continues to work on containers, Open Source, and Linux. Prior to that 
she has worked as a software engineer at Google and after that at 

We have struck a few deals to try and make attending the conference a 
bit easier if you are coming from out of town. Please take a look at 
what is on offer at: https://linux.conf.au/attend/accommodation/

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for linux.conf.au 2018. 
Sponsors of linux.conf.au have a unique opportunity to reach a large 
number of influential industry professionals and help improve the 
community at a grassroots level. Every person who attends linux.conf.au 
is passionate about software, open source and open ideals.

For more information on how your company can be involved visit: 

To keep up to date with the latest developments we have the following:
Twitter: @linuxconfau, hashtag #lca2018
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/linuxconferenceaustralia
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/linuxconfau
IRC: #linux.conf.au on freenode.net
Announce mailing list: 

Thank you to everyone involved and we look forward to seeing you all 
there in January!

Bruce Crawley, James Polley and the LCA2018 team

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