Call for Miniconfs now open!

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BALLARAT, Australia - Monday 20th June 2011 - linux.conf.au now accepting Miniconf submissions for LCA2012.

The organisers of LCA2012 are very pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for Miniconfs! Mini conferences provide the opportunity to host a focussed single day on a variety of topics on the Monday prior to opening of linux.conf.au. The Call for Miniconfs will remain open until the 18th July 2011, after which time successful Miniconf organisers will be notified and details will be added to the conference programme, available on this site.

"Miniconfs have become a very popular way to start the week of linux.conf.au. They provide a important opportunity for interested parties to host an entire day of related talks with a specific focus", says Josh Stewart, LCA2012 Director. "We're excited to be hosting LCA2012 in Ballarat, Victoria and are looking forward to seeing a diverse mix of Miniconfs to showcase the technical expertise of world's leading experts in free and open source software."

For LCA2012 we are planning to host up to 9 miniconfs, slightly less than in previous years, however we firmly believe that we will be able to showcase both the more established miniconfs as well as giving new organisers the chance to introduce fresh topics in this format.

Information for potential miniconf organisers is available on the LCA2012 website or by contacting miniconfs@lcaunderthestars.org.au
Proposal submissions can be made at http://linux.conf.au/programme/submit_a_miniconf