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== To and from the airport ==
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== Queer BoF ==
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This BoF is for any folk who identify as Queer, LGBT, polyamorous/non-monogamous etc., or any allies or friendly, interested people. Let's catch up for lunch somewhere. I ([[User:Mattcen+lca2016@gmail.com|Matt]]) haven't got a venue in mind yet, but figure setting a meeting time is a good start!
  
Courtesy conference buses will be provided to and from Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL), and Avalon airport (AVV).
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If you feel comfortable doing so, please drop your name and perhaps a way to contact you down below so we know vaguely how many to expect.
  
The [https://linux.conf.au/about/buses timetable is on the main website].
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Last year in Auckland this BoF was a purely social gathering, and this worked well, so I intend to run it in a similar fashion this time. Considering our beachfront location, this will include a mix of self-catered beach lunches (Bring sunscreen! Weather-dependent.) and nearby cafe visits, and if interest is there, some evening bar/restaurant visits.  For those that didn't attend last year, this is a great way to make friends - around 30 people attended last year. I'm still in touch with several of the people I met on this BoF over the last few years, so I would highly recommend coming along.
  
Please ensure that you list your flight on the [[Airport_arrivals_and_departures_page|Airport arrivals and departures page]].
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'''Volunteer requested:''' I'm hoping a local (or at least someone with prior visits to the area) can assist us in selecting suitable nearby cafes/bars that we could take the group.
  
If you're arriving or departing outside of these times, you may need to make other arrangements.
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=== Scheduled Events ===
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* Monday Lunchtime - first meet and lunch.  12.20pm - Location TBA.
  
* [http://gull.com.au/ Gull Bus] - goes between Geelong and Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) airport. The nearest stop is Geelong train station, which is a 10 minute walk from the conference venue. Expect to pay around $55 for a round trip.
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== Attendees ==
* [http://www.avalonairportshuttle.com.au/ Avalon Airport Shuttle] - door to door service from your accommodation to or from Avalon Airport (AVV - Sydney only). Expect to pay around $45 for a round trip.
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* [http://www.skybus.com.au/ Skybus] runs a shuttle service between Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL) and Southern Cross Station. From there a train can be caught into Geelong.
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* public transport from [http://melbourneairport.com.au/to-from-the-airport/other-bus-services/overview.html Melbourne Tullamarine airport] (requires [https://www.mymyki.com.au/ myki card] only) - [https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/7531 901 bus] to Broadmeadows station, [https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/3 metropolitan train] to Southern Cross station. Then catch the train to Geelong as below.
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== To and from Melbourne ==
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* [[User:Mattcen+lca2016@gmail.com|Matthew Cengia]]
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* [[User:Dhawke@oss.co.nz|Dan Hawke]]
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* [[User:Pwarren@pwarren.id.au|Paul Warren]]
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* Chris Neugebauer
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* [[User:jessica@itgrrl.com|Jessica Smith]]
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* Grace Nolan
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* Yinette Hodge
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* Jacinta Richardson
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* [[User:PuZZleDucK@gmail.com|Ben Minerds]]
  
The [http://www.vline.com.au/ VLine regional rail] runs from Melbourne's Southern Cross station to Geelong every 20 minutes during peak hours, the journey takes approximately one hour.  
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== Safe Space ==
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Although I ([[User:Dhawke@oss.co.nz|Dan]]) have never known of any issues in previous years, prevention is always better than cure.  We welcome people whether or not they identify with the "Queer" tagline, including our straight allies.  Please remember, you may encounter people in minority groups that you do not identify with, so be polite, and treat everybody with respect.  I will identify myself to the group at the beginning of each meet, and you are at any time welcome to speak to me if you are feeling uncomfortable, or if there is anything happening that you do not believe is keeping with the idea of a Safe Space.  Feel free to ask me ([[User:Dhawke@oss.co.nz|Dan]]) to step outside or send me an SMS if you do not wish to bring something up in front of the group.
  
The Geelong Station is an easy ten minute walk to Deakin Waterfront Campus.
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Also keep in mind that not everybody in the group may wish for their identification to be published widely, so please ask permission before taking photos, tagging people on social media, or including names in articles or blog posts.
  
The Waurn Ponds Station is about 3km from the Deakin Student Residences, not all trains travel to Waurn Ponds Station.
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=== Pronouns ===
  
* [https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/1745 Timetable]
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Please be encouraged to ask people what their preferred pronouns are.  Someone appearing femme might not identify with "she/her", and someone appearing masculine might not identify with "he/him". It's okay to make mistakes, but given this is a safe space, help others feel safe by being inclusive in your language.
  
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== More Information ==
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Queer is a reclaimed word used as an umbrella term to describe our rainbow family identities that includes Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Takatapui, Fa’afafine, Fakaleiti, Pansexual, Asexual and Gender Queer.
  
Driving from Melbourne's CBD to Geelong takes about an hour. Be aware that the route has a significant number of fixed speed cameras.
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Feel free to get in touch with either [[User:Mattcen+lca2016@gmail.com|Matthew]] or [[User:Dhawke@oss.co.nz|Dan]] with any questions.
 
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=== VLine train restrictions ===
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This is mainly for those travelling from Melbourne to the conference by VLine...
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If you are based in Melbourne or Victoria in general, you may have heard that V/Line's VLocity  trains have been "restricted" from the Melbourne metro rail network.
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Some trains are now running right into Southern Cross (aka Spencer Street) which is the Melbourne terminus for most of VLine's Melbourne train services.
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As a delegate, how may this affect you?
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* Those trains that are not running in and out of Melbourne will be replaced by coaches, at least for the Melbourne network section.
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* If you are wanting to be in Geelong by a particular time, please allow an extra hour for your travel time.
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* Check VLine's web site at https://www.vline.com.au/ for service updates and replacements.
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== To and from the Deakin Student Residences at Waurn Ponds ==
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For those staying at the [http://www.deakin.edu.au/residences Deakin Student Residences at Waurn Ponds], we will be running shuttles to and from the conference venue at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, around 15km away.
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The [https://linux.conf.au/about/buses timetable is on the main website]. It's important that you're up early in the morning in order to catch the bus to conf!
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== Transport around Geelong ==
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[http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/local-areas/view/19 Geelong is well serviced by buses, which use the pre-paid Myki system].
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You probably want [https://ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/8633 Route 41.]
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The more direct bus is the [https://ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/linemain/8765 Route 1] which will take you directly from Waurn Ponds to Waterfront with minimal stops.
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Geelong has one main taxi company.
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* [http://www.geelongtaxis.com.au/ Geelong Taxi Network ] - 131 008
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Taxi ranks can be found at the northern end of the Geelong Railway Station at northern.
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For those that are getting an taxi from town, go to Moorabool Street, Opposite Market Square.
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Under Victorian regulations, after 10PM (or 22:00 if you prefer) Taxi Drivers have the right to ask for an estimate of the fare before the journey. If you are heading to the Deakin Student Residences in Waurn Ponds, the taxi fare will be around $25-30.
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Cabcharge add a surcharge (5 or 10%, accounts vary) to taxi fares paid with credit card.
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== Car Parking ==
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Parking is available at Deakin's Waterfront Campus for around $6 per day. The easiest way to pay for parking is via the [https://paybyphone.com Pay by Phone application]. The Waterfront car park ID is Geelong Waterfront Campus - 10157.
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Car parking is also available at the [http://www.carepark.com.au/find-a-care-park/cunninham-pier/ Cunningham Pier] for around $10 per day.
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There is free parking at Eastern Park, about 15 minutes walk to Deakin. There is [http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/parking/article/item/8cb90a3988f5454.aspx a $3 shuttle bus] which runs at the start and end of the working day.
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Car Parking at the Residences at Waurn Ponds is NOT included in the accommodation pricing. See [[Accommodation#Car_Parking|Accommodation]] for more details. The same day pass can be used across both campuses.
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Revision as of 10:54, 29 January 2016

Queer BoF

This BoF is for any folk who identify as Queer, LGBT, polyamorous/non-monogamous etc., or any allies or friendly, interested people. Let's catch up for lunch somewhere. I (Matt) haven't got a venue in mind yet, but figure setting a meeting time is a good start!

If you feel comfortable doing so, please drop your name and perhaps a way to contact you down below so we know vaguely how many to expect.

Last year in Auckland this BoF was a purely social gathering, and this worked well, so I intend to run it in a similar fashion this time. Considering our beachfront location, this will include a mix of self-catered beach lunches (Bring sunscreen! Weather-dependent.) and nearby cafe visits, and if interest is there, some evening bar/restaurant visits. For those that didn't attend last year, this is a great way to make friends - around 30 people attended last year. I'm still in touch with several of the people I met on this BoF over the last few years, so I would highly recommend coming along.

Volunteer requested: I'm hoping a local (or at least someone with prior visits to the area) can assist us in selecting suitable nearby cafes/bars that we could take the group.

Scheduled Events

  • Monday Lunchtime - first meet and lunch. 12.20pm - Location TBA.

Attendees

Safe Space

Although I (Dan) have never known of any issues in previous years, prevention is always better than cure. We welcome people whether or not they identify with the "Queer" tagline, including our straight allies. Please remember, you may encounter people in minority groups that you do not identify with, so be polite, and treat everybody with respect. I will identify myself to the group at the beginning of each meet, and you are at any time welcome to speak to me if you are feeling uncomfortable, or if there is anything happening that you do not believe is keeping with the idea of a Safe Space. Feel free to ask me (Dan) to step outside or send me an SMS if you do not wish to bring something up in front of the group.

Also keep in mind that not everybody in the group may wish for their identification to be published widely, so please ask permission before taking photos, tagging people on social media, or including names in articles or blog posts.

Pronouns

Please be encouraged to ask people what their preferred pronouns are. Someone appearing femme might not identify with "she/her", and someone appearing masculine might not identify with "he/him". It's okay to make mistakes, but given this is a safe space, help others feel safe by being inclusive in your language.

More Information

Queer is a reclaimed word used as an umbrella term to describe our rainbow family identities that includes Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Takatapui, Fa’afafine, Fakaleiti, Pansexual, Asexual and Gender Queer.

Feel free to get in touch with either Matthew or Dan with any questions.