Linux.conf.au 2003 | Register
Registrations are CLOSED.
This is easy: we are using CommSecure to do all our Credit Card transaction processing. CommSecure handle all of the processing -- and you never give us (LCA) your Credit Card details. CommSecure have donated their service to us to help Linux Australia.
Day passes are NOT available (or, they are at the same rates as the full conference). Hey, why would you want a day pass when it is already so $cheap. Just use the same registration process, and turn up when you want!
Note that GST is not charged on these prices, as Linux Australia is not registered for GST (non-profit organisations are required to register only if their turnover is greater than $100,000).
In practise, this is only an issue for Australian businesses, who would otherwise be able to claim a small GST credit. The Australian Tax Office's Tax Reform website has more details on GST registration.
Visas and Travel information for Australia
International visitors will need to apply for either a visa or an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). An ETA will let you spend up to three months in Australia. For more information see the Australian Government's Electronic Travel Authority website. More information on visas can be found from local offices worldwide, check out the Australian Federal Department of Immigration & Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.
For more information on Perth and the state of Western Australia, please see www.westernaustralia.net.
There is but one way to register
Electronically. Here. Everyone goes in the database. With just one scoop of super-white sparkly-sparkly uber clean, it all comes out looking dandy! In you go... and the earlier you register the better we know how much money we'll have to get good speakers in to talk to you.
How to register
There are several steps to this registration process:
After you have registered, you can return at any time to either get a copy of your details sent to you that we have, or continue on to pay your debt (if you have not). If we have your details, and you haven't paid us, we will send you an annoyance email every N days (where N is something like 7 or 14) to tell you how you can pay.
If you have requested on-campus accommodation, then we will send an email message to them with some of your details (eg: Name, Telephone, Address, Email, Requested Start Date, Requested End Date, Special Requirements). They will then contact you directly to confirm this, and organise payment for that separately; we're not involved with that other than giving you an easy way to secure accommodation. If you have special accommodation requirements, make sure they are in the Special Requirements field. If you need to have purple lamp shades in your room, then put that in the Special Requirements field. Sure, we'll think your weird, and it may not happen, but... what the heck... you don't ask, you don't get! If you want to stay somewhere else, then that's fine; leave the start and end dates for accommodation blank, and sort it out yourself.
We are using CommSecure for our credit card processing; this means that at no time do we, LCA, actually have your credit card details -- you will be directed to the broker, and we will interact with them to get confirmation of payments. This should increase your confidence -- you don't have to trust us with your credit card details! (But we are trustworthy, honest!)
All of this should be reasonably simple, yet enable you to get the information you want at any time. If you want to *change* your information, then you can email the lca-organisers to ask them to update your fields. If you want to change your EMAIL address, then we want a bit more proof; send in your first-born (or GPG sign your email request message and make sure you are in a good web of trust).
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