Information for Speakers
- 1 Speaker Information Pack
- 2 What are the guidelines for giving a presentation at linux.conf.au?
- 3 What facilities are there in the presentation venues?
- 4 What is the Schwag Bag and what's in it?
- 5 What events are on at linux.conf.au?
- 6 What are the visa requirements for Australia?
- 7 Will the conference be recorded and streamed?
- 8 Will I be picked up at the airport?
Speaker Information Pack
Most questions for Speakers are answered in the
What are the guidelines for giving a presentation at linux.conf.au?
Your presentation format is entirely up to you.
We expect that you'll be presenting from your own laptop, but if this is an issue please get in touch with your Speaker Liaison and we can make alternate arrangements. We usually ask for presentation material after the conference so that it can be made available.
Each presentation slot is 50 minutes, except tutorials which have a double slot of one hour and 40 minutes. It is expected that your talk will go for approximately 40 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions, unless you prefer to take questions during your presentation. For tutorials, it is assumed that questions will be asked during the tutorial rather than at the end. Room monitors will be stationed in each conference room and will help guide you with timing and identifying questions from the audience. You will need to have practiced beforehand however to ensure that you don't go significantly over or under time.
NOTE: When answering questions, we request that you repeat the question for the benefit of the recording and for the audience.
What facilities are there in the presentation venues?
These are outlined in the Speaker Information Pack.
If you have special requirements for your presentation, please make contact with your Speaker Liaison.
What is the Schwag Bag and what's in it?
What events are on at linux.conf.au?
- Penguin Dinner
- Professional Delegates Networking Session (PDNS)
- Speakers' Dinner
- Birds of a Feather sessions (BoFs)
What are the visa requirements for Australia?
Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).
There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. Your Speaker Liaison has further information on visa options and can provide fact sheets and guidance. Should you require a Letter of Invitation for your visa application, your Speaker Liaison will also be able to assist.
Will the conference be recorded and streamed?
Yes. All sessions in the conference are recorded and streamed, unless you declined permission for recording during Registration. If you have any concerns about streaming and recording, please contact your Speaker Liaison.
Will I be picked up at the airport?
Yes, if you arrive on 31st January at Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) or Avalon (AVV).
We need to know who's arriving when so please make sure your details are entered on the Airport arrivals and departures page.
Also see Transport.