LCA next year will be held January 18-23 in Wellington, New Zealand. LCA is a community-organised conference that treats its speakers well and is consequently one of the most competitive to get accepted into. It’s an awesome week and will definitely make a highlight on your geek calendar.
One of the topics they “welcome proposals” on is: Free Software and Free Culture topics, including licencing and Free and Open approaches outside software.
Top 5 reasons to speak at LCA:
- Mako is keynoting.
- It’s harder to get into than OSCON. (Or so I’ve heard.) You will feel like a bona-fide superstar (at least until you see who the other speakers are).
- Educate the southern hemisphere about your awesome project and pick up some antipodean recruits.
- You get to meet free software leaders from across Australia and New Zealand with a healthy sprinkling of enlightened northern hemisphere attendees.
- Enjoy it all in New Zealand’s cultural capital. January is the height of winter in the northern hemisphere, right? The average high in Wellington in January is 19deg C (67deg F) which uh… actually doesn’t sound that warm to me for summer, but compared to a winter temp it probably would.
I even have a tiny particle of influence this year as I am on the papers ctte. Not enough to single-handedly ensure any particular paper is accepted, but feel free to submit things that interest me, and I will happily enthuse about them. :)
Wellington’s temparatures are taken at the windiest (coldest) part of the region – the airport and the top of a hill close to the city.
It gets warm here in Wtgn in summer. We even have Australians moaning sometimes ;)
— Tim McNamara · 21. July 2009, 15:38
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