[Linux-aus] LCA 2023 ?

Steven Ellis steven.ellis at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 21:52:44 AEST 2022

Thanks for the summation Paul.

Some of us are beyond online / virtual events at this point, but I also
know many who never intend on attending a physical conference ever again.
I've been involved with hybrid events and they're even a bigger load than
purely physical or virtual ones.

LCA is an 18->24 month planning process, so I really hope something is
going on elsewhere we don't know about.

On Mon, Jun 13, 2022 at 11:15 PM Paul Wayper via linux-aus <
linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au> wrote:

> 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:
> https://linux.org.au/category/linux-australia/council-meetings/
> 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?
> Regards,
> Paul Wayper
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