[@OKau] Fwd: [lca-announce] Call for Proposals for linux.conf.au 2018 in Sydney are open!

Matthew Cengia mattcen at gmail.com
Thu Jul 13 04:16:07 UTC 2017

On the topic of an Open Knowledge miniconf, I haven't decided yet whether
it's something I'm prepared to champion again this year. We got a
*reasonable* attendance last conf, and filled *almost* all our speaking
slots, but I don't think it was truly great, don't know whether it's
getting a bit tired, and am uncertain if I have the energy to try to make
it truly awesome by promoting it and finding some great speakers.

I'd welcome feedback on all aspects of this.

On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 1:54 PM, Maia Sauren <maia.sauren at gmail.com> wrote:

> hey folks,
> CfP is open! the open knowledge miniconfs have gone well in previous
> years.
> LCA is working pretty darn on its diversity and inclusivity*. proposals
> from people who aren't cis het male VERY WELCOME, and please hit me up for
> any kind of question, suggestion, help with writing a proposal, or talking
> you through your impostor syndrome.
> *a word i just had to teach my dictionary, where the first suggestion was
> 'exclusivity'. thanks, irony.
> cheers
> maia
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: linux.conf.au Announcements <lca-announce at lists.linux.org.au>
> Date: 3 July 2017 at 11:04
> Subject: [lca-announce] Call for Proposals for linux.conf.au 2018 in
> Sydney are open!
> To: lca-announce at lists.linux.org.au, announce at lists.linux.org.au
> On behalf of the LCA2018 team we are pleased to announce that the Call for
> Proposals for linux.conf.au 2018 is now open! This Call for Proposals
> will close on August 6 with no extensions expected.
> linux.conf.au is one of the best-known community driven Free and Open
> Source Software conferences in the world. In 2018 we welcome you to join us
> in Sydney, New South Wales on Monday 22 January through to Friday 26
> January.
> For full details including those not covered by this announcement visit
> https://linux.conf.au/proposals
> * Call for Proposals Opens: 3 July 2017
> * Call for Proposals Closes: 6 August 2017 (no extensions)
> * Notifications from the programme committee: mid-September 2017
> * Conference Opens: 22nd January 2018
> Create an account at https://login.linux.conf.au/manage/public/newuser
> Visit https://linux.conf.au/proposals and click the link to submit your
> proposal
> 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.
> Our aim is to create a deeply technical conference made up of industry
> leaders and experts on a wide range of subjects.
> linux.conf.au welcomes submissions first-time and seasoned speakers from
> all free and open technology communities and all walks of life. We respect
> and encourage diversity at our conference.
> The theme for linux.conf.au 2018 is “A Little Bit Of History Repeating”.
> Building on last year’s theme of “The Future of Open Source”, we intend to
> examine the future through the lens of the past.
> For some suggestions to get you started with your proposal ideas please
> visit the linux.conf.au website.
> 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 presenters and organisers bring to our
> conference, once a proposal is accepted, one presenter or organiser 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 presenter or organiser, these
> additional people 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
> Important Note for miniconf organisers: These discounts apply to the
> organisers only. All participants in your miniconf must arrange or purchase
> tickets for themselves via the regular ticket sales process or they may not
> be able to attend!
> As a volunteer-run non-profit conference, linux.conf.au does not pay
> speakers to present at the conference; but you may be eligible for
> financial assistance.
> linux.conf.au is able to provide limited financial assistance for some
> speakers.
> Financial assistance may be provided to cover expenses that might
> otherwise prohibit a speaker from attending such as:
> Cost of flight
> Accommodation
> Other accessibility related costs
> To be considered for assistance you can indicate this when making your
> proposal. 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/index.html). We require all speakers and delegates
> to have read, understood, and act according to the standards set forth in
> our Code of Conduct (https://linux.conf.au/attend/
> code-of-conduct/index.html).
> To increase the number of people that can view your presentation,
> linux.conf.au will 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.
> 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.
> Bruce Crawley
> Conference Director
> &
> James Polley
> Conference Co-Director
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Matthew Cengia
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