linux . conf . au - february 2002

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february 6 - 9
university of qld,
brisbane, australia



Where is the Conference?

The conference will be held in the Hawken Engineering Building at the St Lucia Campus of The University of Queensland. There are many ways to get to the St Lucia Campus all of which are documented here. Fortunately online maps are available and Hawken Engineering, Building 50, is circled on this one. Our rooms are mostly in the south west quarter on the building. Registration will be opposite the library entrance.

When walking around UQ the easiest way to get from one point to another is generally through the Great Court which is the collection of big sandstone buildings in the middle of the campus. Not only is this one of the prettier places on campus, but you will tend to find helpful people to direct you. When trying to get to Hawken from the Great Court walk south under the Physics Annexe (building 6) and then turn right and walk to Coopers Road. Then take a left and Hawken is the building straight ahead at the bottom of the road.

One exception to this is if you are staying at Emmanuel College. Then you will find the shortest way is to cross Playing Field No 1 and then cut through the car park to the Coopers Road entrance.

Parking at UQ is in great demand so we strongly recommend you consider public transport over driving. If you must drive then your best bet for a park is to try the multi-level car parks buildings 98A and 98B.You can then enjoy a goodly walk to the Great Court and over to Hawken Engineering.

Getting to Brisbane

The LCA organisers have chosen The Adventure Traveller as the official travel agents of the conference. Their contact details are:

Sally Wilson
The Adventure Traveller
+61 7 3257 4440 (phone)
1800 181 020 (toll free)



Brisbane, Queensland's capital, is the 3rd largest city in Australia. The climate in February is warm, with an average maximum of 29 degrees Celsius and an average minimum of 21 degrees Celsius at 70% humidity. The average rainfall is 180mm. There are plenty of ways to get around the city, including bus, train and ferry and CityCat. For details on timetables, see the Transinfo website.



We recommend:
Emmanuel College is a student residental college, only seven minute's walk from the conference venue.

Shared-bathroom singles are available at $50 per night; singles with private bathrooms at $55 per night. Flats---with their own bathroom and kitchen---are also available: four- and five-bedroom flats at $55 per night, per head; and for $70 per night, two-bedroom flats. All prices include breakfast.

For more information, or to make bookings, please contact Sujoy Das Gupta, on +61 7 3871 9100, or send email to
Rydges is a four star hotel overlooking the Brisbane River with prices around $180/room/night. It is a ten minute walk from the city, and a minute's walk from a short ferry ride to the university. You can book by calling (07) 3255 0822 or 1800 063 983.

The University of Queensland

[Great Court]

LCA 2002 is being hosted at The University of Queensland, St Lucia campus. This campus is about seven kilometers from the city on a bend in the river. There are three lakes, a rainforest, and many public walkways. There are plenty of places to eat, and it is very easy to get to the campus.


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