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linux.conf.au ticketing update

Published at lca by cafuego on Thu, 27 Dec 2007 16:07:11 +1100)

Nearly one week ago tickets for linux.conf.au sold out, leaving a lot of people with a tentative (unpaid) registration - unable to attend the conference, as we have a hard limit of 600 on our keynote venue.

These people with tentative registrations are now on a waiting list, and as spaces are becoming available when we process cancellations, we will offer newly freed spaces to the people on this waiting list. Mini-conf speakers get priority, then we'll go in order of original registration date.

Don't despair though! In addition to processing cancellations, we've decided to make available a limited number (around 60) of non-keynote tickets. After all, we can fit more people into all the theatres combined than we can into the keynote venue.

Again, mini-conf speakers will be offered a ticket first,  then the waiting list and if there are any left, we will open up registrations for these tix.

In addition, we will release a number of day-tickets for the mini-confs only. On one of these tickets you can attend a single day of mini-confs. They don't grant access to the penguin dinner or the main conference days and you won't get conference shwag (though you can of course order an extra t-shirt or dinner ticket).

If after all that you still miss out, consider volunteering. You'll be in the midst of things all week long :-)

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you're about to miss out

Published at lca by cafuego on Fri, 21 Dec 2007 15:03:25 +1100)

Nearly there.

With just on 38 days to go before linux.conf.au opens, we have 13 12 11 9 8 7 6 tickets left to sell, and they're going fast.

If you've registered - but not yet paid - you're probably missing out as you read this! Your place is not guaranteed until you've paid.

So, if you did miss out and you still want to go, consider volunteering. As a volunteer you won't be able to go to many talks, but you'll certainly be part of the buzz.

To volunteer, email v o l u n t e e r i n g @ m e l 8 o u r n e . o r g and we'll take it from there.

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conferences...

Published at KatteKrab - LCA2008 by kattekrab on Fri, 16 Nov 2007 23:10:19 +0000)

Well!

deep breaths - the VITTA (http://www.vitta.org.au) conference opens on Monday. It has nothing in common with linux.conf.au (http://linux.conf.au) other than the fact I'm organising both conferences, and they both have something to do with IT.  Albeit at very different ends of the scale.  

VITTA is the Victorian IT Teachers Association - and they run this conference every year for a broad range of teachers using computers in schools, teaching IT and computing, or just using IT in innovative ways...   The theme this year is "Rethinking education: you say you want a revolution?"  It's a question. On purpose.  The theme was determined in February this year - but it's been thrown into sharp relief by the Federal Election campaign...  The Opposition promises a computer at school for every senior student... Great - but are they also going to resource the teachers to help make the most of this?  I hope so.  I hope organisations like VITTA will be able to assist schools, educators and students thrive and exploit the potential of this promise. If it actually happens.

So... linux.conf.au had a milestone this weekend too - we closed Early Birds Regos, because we'd run out of Early bird slots, the early birds who actually paid, will have got the discount rate, the early birds who just registered, and didn't pay, have missed out.  There's been some grumblings about this. We're only counting paid registrations, and while I sympathise with the grumblers, it's really the only way we can be fair, as we do have limited seats this year...

And they're now 50% sold, with 2 months still to go.

And the shwag has started arriving too! :)  I'm looking forward to sinking more time and energy back into linux.conf.au after I'm done with the VITTA conference... 

In other news - apologies for the dodginess of the website - we have 2 issues we're contending with - 1 - the authoritative DNS for conf.au is in Thailand, and - 2 - the VM we're running the website on keeps running out of RAM.  Whilst we're 'working' on these issues, they're a bit outside our control.  Believe me this is as frustrating for us, as it is for all of you, but all I can do at this point is apologise... and say "persevere".  

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early bird - sold out

Published at lca by cafuego on Fri, 16 Nov 2007 17:14:57 +1100)

It's official! As of 17 minutes ago, early bird tickets for linux.conf.au are no longer available. They sold out less than a day before EB would have closed otherwise.

linux.conf.au 2008I would say we had estimated it very well, but we all know everyone leaves these things to the last second ;-)

Next milestone, here we come!

In other news, your tax invoice is now available as PDF from your registration status page too.

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and the winner is…

Published at The Geek shall inherit.. » linux.con fau 2008 by admin on Fri, 16 Nov 2007 06:05:53 +0000)

At 4.45pm today, the last early bird slot for Linux.conf.au 2008 was taken and paid for. So, if you registered but didn’t get the chance to pay, unfortunately, your conference registration is now at the Full price price of;

Professional: $748
Hobbyist:     $352
Student:      $154

Hope to see you all there in January.

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