[@OKau] Fwd: [Lca-papers] linux.conf.au 2017 in Hobart -- Talk, Tutorial, and Miniconf submissions now open!

Maia Sauren maia.sauren at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 04:30:21 UTC 2016

FYI. CFP will not extend beyond 5 august this year, so get writing. matt
cengia ran a miniconf at LCA last year which went pretty well, to hear it

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From: Christopher Neugebauer (linux.conf.au 2017) <chair at hobart.lca2017.org>
Date: 4 July 2016 at 09:28
Subject: [Lca-papers] linux.conf.au 2017 in Hobart -- Talk, Tutorial, and
Miniconf submissions now open!
To: Linux Australia List <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au>,
announce at lists.linux.org.au, lca-announce at lists.linux.org.au

We’re rather pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for
linux.conf.au 2017 is now open!

linux.conf.au is one of the best-known community-driven Free and Open
Source Software conferences in the world. In 2017, we’re welcoming you
to Hobart, Tasmania, on Monday 16 through to Friday 20 January.

You can read this Call for Proposals, and submit a proposal at


* Call for Proposals Opens: 4 July 2016
* CFP Closes: 5 August 2016
* Notifications from the programme committee: Mid-September 2016
* Conference Opens: 16 January 2017


linux.conf.au is a conference where people gather to learn about the
entire world of Free and Open Source Software, directly from the
people who shape the projects and topics that they’re presenting on.

If you’re working with Free and Open Source Software, Open Hardware,
if you’re exploring openness in a field outside of technology, or if
you’re doing something that you think will be interesting to people
interested in Open Source, we want to hear from you!

linux.conf.au welcomes first-time and seasoned speakers from all free
and open technology communities – people of all ages, genders,
nationalities, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, abilities, and
walks of life. We respect and encourage diversity at our conference.


The theme for linux.conf.au 2017 is _The Future of Open Source_. So,
while we’re interested in hearing anything new and exciting about Free
and Open Source Software – especially stories about the projects
you’ve worked on – we’re inviting you to think especially about how
the world of Open Source will look in the future.

Here are some suggestions to get you started with your proposal ideas:


linux.conf.au is well-known for deeply technical talks, and lca2017
will be no exception. Our attendees want to be the first to know about
new and upcoming developments in the tools they already use every day,
and they want to know about new open source technology that they’ll be
using daily in two years time.


Many of the techniques that have made Open Source so successful in the
software and hardware world are now being applied to fields as
disparate as science, data, government, and the law. We want to know
how Open Thinking will help to shape your field in the future, and
more importantly, we want to know how the rest of the world can help
shape the future of Open Source.


It’s easy to think that Open Source has won, but for every success we
achieve, a new challenge pops up. Are we missing opportunities in
desktop and mobile computing? Why is the world suddenly running away
from open and federated communications? Why don’t the new generation
of developers care about licensing? Let’s talk about how Software
Freedom and Open Source can better meet the needs of our users and
developers for years to come.


It’s hard for us to predict the future, but we know that you should be
a part of it. If you think you have something to say about Free and
Open Source Software, then we want to hear from you, even if it
doesn’t fit any of the categories above.



We’re accepting submissions for three different types of proposal:

* Presentation (45 minutes): These are generally presented in lecture
format and form the bulk of the available conference slots.
* Tutorial (100 minutes): These are generally presented in a classroom
format. They should be interactive or hands-on in nature. Tutorials
are expected to have a specific learning outcome for attendees.
* Miniconf (full-day): Single-track mini-conferences that run for the
duration of a day on either Monday or Tuesday. We provide the room,
and you provide the speakers. Together, you can explore a field in
Free and Open Source software in depth.


In recognition of the value that speakers bring to our conference,
once a proposal is accepted, one speaker per proposal is entitled to:

* Free registration, which holds all of the benefits of a Professional
Delegate Ticket
* A complimentary ticket to the Speakers' Dinner for the speaker, with
additional tickets for significant others and children of the speaker
available for purchase.
* Optionally, recognition as a Fairy Penguin Sponsor, available at 50%
off the advertised price

If your proposal includes more than one speaker, these additional
speakers will be entitled to:

* Professional or hobbyist registration at the Early Bird rate,
regardless of whether the Early Bird rate is generally available
* Speakers’ dinner tickets available for purchase at cost

As a volunteer-run non-profit conference, linux.conf.au does not pay
speakers to present at the conference.


linux.conf.au is able to provide limited financial assistance for some
speakers, for instance where the cost of flights or accommodation
might prohibit a speaker from attending. You can indicate your need
for financial assistance when making your proposal.

If there are other financial barriers – including those that affect
accessibility – to your participation in linux.conf.au, you can
indicate this when making your proposal as well.

We will try to accommodate as many requests for assistance as possible
within our limited budget.


linux.conf.au aims to be accommodating to everyone who wants to attend
or present at the conference. We recognise that some people face
accessibility challenges. If you have special accessibility
requirements, you can provide that information when submitting your
proposal so that we can plan to properly accommodate you.


By agreeing to present at or attend the conference, you are agreeing
to abide by the terms and conditions
(https://linux.conf.au/attend/terms-and-conditions). We expect all
speakers and delegates to have read, understood, and act according to
the standards set forth in our Code of Conduct


To increase the number of people that can view your presentation,
linux.conf.au might record your talk and make it publicly available
after the event. We plan to release recordings of every talk at the
conference under a Creative Commons Share-Alike Licence. When
submitting your proposal you may note that you do not wish to have
your talk released.

Additionally, if the subject of your presentation is a software
project, you must ensure the software has an Open Source
Initiative-approved licence at the time of the close of our CFP.


Go to our site at https://linux.conf.au/proposals -- you can create an
account and submit a proposal over there.

--Christopher Neugebauer
Conference Director - linux.conf.au - January 2017 - Hobart
Call for Proposals now open - Closes Friday 5 August -
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