The main conference for linux.conf.au runs over three days, from Wednesday through Friday. This will be made up of two types of sessions - talks and tutorials.
Talks are 35-45 minute presentations on a single topic. These are generally presented in lecture format and form the bulk of the available conference slots.
Tutorials are 90 minute interactive learning sessions. Particpants will gain some hands on knowledge or experience in a topic. These are generally presented in a classroom format and are interactive or hands-on in nature. Some tutorials will require prepartation work to be done or some hardware to be purchased prior to their attendance - please check the individual tutorial descriptions for more information.