[Linux-aus] LCA 2023 ?

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Mon Jun 13 21:14:57 AEST 2022

On 13/6/22 8:55 pm, Joel Addison via linux-aus wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> The Linux Australia Council has been discussing this over the past few months to determine what should happen next year. We have not got all the details sorted as yet, but we should have an announcement in the next few weeks.

Just an observation, then: Linux Australia intends LCA 2023 to be an online 
only conference.

Let's assume that the LA Council makes an announcement by the end of June.  
Given that the LA Council has not announced any request for volunteers to 
organise a committee, it seems to me that the LA committee will follow up the 
announcement about LCA 2023 with a request for volunteers.  That would take a 
couple of weeks at least.  So from mid June the LCA organising committee would 
then have six months, roughly, to find a conference venue, dinner venues, 
keynotes, speakers, and caterers.  That, to me, seems... a lot of work in a 
short space of time.

 From about 2011 IIRC the lead time between a team forming and putting in a 
bid to run LCA and that team actually putting on LCA was pushed from one year 
to two.  I think the reason given at the time by the LA Council was that it 
had become too much work to put together an (then in-person) LCA in less than 
an entire year.

So unless the LA Council has had a bid process it has not publicly announced 
and already chosen a team and that team already has several of the above major 
pieces of an in-person LCA already organised... then I think we can safely 
assume that it's going to be an online-only LCA.

I looked in the LA Council minutes and the last council meeting that we have 
minutes for seems to be on the 12th of January 2022:


There don't seem to be any notes on LCA 2023 (in any form) in there.  I have 
to assume, given the lack of minutes, that there have been no other Council 
meetings since then.

So I'm wondering...

Why so coy about the form that LCA 2023 will take?


Paul Wayper
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