Plans are coming along really well for linux.conf.au 2015 in Auckland. We're very
much looking forward to seeing you all there, but in the meantime it's time to start
thinking about plans for 2017.
Here is the timeline:
- July - Council works with Bid Teams to help them prepare their bids, answering questions and providing guidance.
- 8th August - Submission of formal bids closes.
- August - Council clarifies any questions regarding the bids and reviews them.
- September - Council conducts Site Inspections with shortlisted Bid Teams.
- October - Council decides on the winning city and informs the Bid Teams.
- January - The winning bid is announced at linux.conf.au 2015.
If you have ever sat in the back of a LUG meeting or an LCA talk and 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 to do is to send an email to
Council@linux.org.au to let them know you
are thinking of submitting a bid. You should also CC firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 give a
fairly detailed overview of the sorts of things you need to think about when
preparing to run an LCA, and provide example bid documents.
There is also a comprehensive Event Portal with lots of useful information on how
to run a successful event at http://wiki.linux.org.au/Linux_Australia:Events_Portal
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
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@linux.org.au and email@example.com.
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.