Conference Programme

When: 22 - 26 January 2018

Where: Main campus of the University of Technology, Sydney

The conference starts out with 12 Miniconfs spread over 2 days on the 22nd and 23rd of January.

The final 3 days of the conference, from the 24th to the 26th of January, has 80 talks and 8 tutorials spread over 6 parallel tracks.

Week Overview

Day Start of Day Daytime Evening
Sunday Volunteer induction/orientation Check-in opens + First timers welcome
Monday Conference Welcome Miniconfs Linux Australia AGM
Tuesday Keynote #1 Miniconfs Speaker's Dinner
Wednesday Keynote #2 Main Conference Penguin Dinner
Thursday Keynote #3 Main Conference Professional Delegates Networking Session
Friday Keynote #4 Main Conference
Lightning talks and Conference Close

Daily Schedule Overview

Time Activity
9.00am Start of day and housekeeping
9.10am Welcoming remarks and/or keynote
10.10am Morning tea (catered)
10.45am Talks
12.25pm Lunch (un-catered)
13.40pm Talks
15.20pm Afternoon tea (catered)
15.45pm Talks
17.25pm Sessions end
17.30pm BoF sessions and evening events

Main Conference Presentation Schedule

The main conference schedule can be found here!

Presentation Types

Welcome Address

The conference organisers start the week by welcoming everyone and letting everyone know the general housekeeping requirements of the conference.


From Tuesday through to Friday the day starts off with a Keynote presentation. We are really excited by our invited guests this year and will be making announcements very soon.


35-45 minute presentations on a single topic. These are generally presented in lecture format and form the bulk of the available conference slots.


90 minute interactive learning sessions being held in the Medium Lecture Theatr (CB11.00.401). Particpants will gain some hands on knowledge or experience in a topic.These are generally presented in a classroom format and are interactive or hands-on in nature. Some tutorials will require prepartation work to be done or some hardware to be purchased prior to their attendance - please check the individual tutorial descriptions for more information.

Lightning Talks

On Friday afternoon the now traditional lightning talks (3-5 minutes each) take place.

Conference Close

The final part of the conference will include a thanks to all volunteers, the charity raffle draw, announcement of the next year's LCA location and formal closing.


We thank our sponsors for their generous contribution to 2018.

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