LCA 2013 - Formal bids request

Howdy,

The Linux Australia council is now requesting formal bid proposals for hosting LCA2013. You now have just under two months to prepare your bids and send them to the council and the community at large.

The bid process timeline is outlined below:

  • Jan/Feb - The council updates the bid process documentation.
  • 8th Feb - The council will request expressions of interest for LCA.
  • 15th Mar - The council will formally request bids for LCA.
  • 15th May - Submission of formal bids closes.
  • Jun-Aug - The council clarifies any questions regarding the bids and visits each bid team.
  • Sep - The council decides on the winning city and informs the bidding teams.
  • Jan - The winning bid is announced at the LCA closing ceremony or dinner.

If you are thinking of bidding, please get in touch with the Linux Australia council. Josh Hesketh is acting as our LCA2013 bid liaison and will be happy to have a chat to you about what's involved and pass on some example bids and a sample budget.

So far we've had one expression of interest from the Canberra team. There was lots of interest at LCA this year from some other groups, I suspect they might be busy putting their bids together.

As we have mentioned previously, if you are considering hosting LCA in 2014 or beyond, it is worth putting a bid in now so that you can get some feedback. It is rare that a bidding team is successful on their first bid.

Please pass this information on to any other mailing lists you feel would be relevant and please mention it at your next LUG meeting. You can find more details at

Regards,
John
President, Linux Australia