linux.conf.au 2021 Moves Online

May 6, 2020

linux.conf.au 2021 will be taking a different form to previous years.

Linux Australia, the LCA Ghosts and the original LCA2021 Canberra team have come together in the last month and discussed the next steps for us and what we should do with our beloved conference. We have decided that it is for the best to postpone LCA2021 to LCA2022. We have secured the 2022 dates with the Australian National University events booking team. We felt that this was our best option after considering a number of factors:

  1. There may not be a vaccine available by January 2021.
  2. Opening Call for Sessions during a lockdown is hard to do as speakers can’t guarantee that they can travel today, tomorrow or January.
  3. Being realistic about the safety of our International Delegates: if there is still no vaccine for COVID-19 we can’t reasonably expect our delegates to go into 2 weeks quarantine on either side of our conference.
  4. The safety of our Volunteers is paramount.

But LCA is my yearly pilgrimage! What does this mean?

We will be running LCA Online!

I will be putting a call out for some volunteers to help me put together an online conference. This conference will be light touch, with minimal overheads. If you have any talk ideas keep them brewing. Was there a talk you gave at LCA 10 years ago and now that you’re 10 years on is your opinion still the same? Is that project still even a thing? So keep an eye out on our various channels for a call for volunteers and a call for talks.

Looking forward to seeing what can be put together for you.

Sae Ra Germaine
President
Linux Australia