[Linux-aus] Official call for bids for linux.conf.au 2021 - LCA 2021

Linux Australia Secretary secretary at linux.org.au
Wed Aug 29 21:19:32 AEST 2018

Hi everyone,  
As the very keen among us know, plans are coming along really well for linux.conf.au 2019 in Christchurch and more information is available at https://linux.conf.au. We're very much looking forward to seeing you all there.  
In the meantime, it's time to start thinking about plans for 2021.  
Last year, Council assessed bids for LCA2020, and the winning city will be announced at the close of LCA2019 in January next year *cough, Cairns* ;-)
The timeline for the LCA2021 bid:  

Earlier this year: Council seeks Expressions of Interest in running linux.conf.au 2021
August - formal Bids are requested to host linux.conf.au 2021
October 27th - Submission of formal bids closes
November / December - Council clarifies any questions regarding the bids and reviews them  
Quarter 1 2019 - Council conducts Site Inspections with shortlisted Bid Teams
Early 2019 - Council decides on the winning city and informs the Bid Teams
January 2020 - Winning bid is announced at linux.conf.au in $CITY_FOR_LCA2021

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:  

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 onto anyone you think may be interested.  
Looking forward to seeing your bids!
Sae Ra  


Sae Ra Germaine
Linux Australia

secretary at linux.org.au

Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001

ABN 56 987 117 479
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