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== Speaker Information Pack ==
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== Queer BoF ==
Most questions for Speakers are answered in the
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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!
  
[[Speaker Information Pack]]
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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.
  
== What are the guidelines for giving a presentation at linux.conf.au? ==
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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.
Your presentation format is entirely up to you.
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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.
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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.
  
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=== Scheduled Events ===
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* Monday Lunchtime - first meet and lunch.  12.20pm - Location: Cnr of Smythe Street and Gheringhap Street, out the front of the conference building. Look for me: https://twitter.com/mattcen/status/693926494679097345.
  
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
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See [https://www.google.com/maps/place/6+Gheringhap+St,+Geelong+VIC+3220,+Australia/@-38.1441061,144.3587659,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x6ad416a792135f9b:0xd6ed994fd597e70|Google maps] for location. (Feel free to replace with open street map link if you want)
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.
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== Attendees ==
  
''NOTE: When answering questions, we request that you repeat the question for the benefit of the recording and for the audience.''
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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]]
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* mollydb
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* Cameron Tudball
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* [[User:kiirani@gmail.com|Kennedy Skelton]]
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* Josh Deprez
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* [https://twitter.com/LGnome Adam Harvey]
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* [https://twitter.com/ceralena Cera Davies]
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* [https://linux.conf.au/schedule/30383/view_talk?day=monday Andreas Frisch] (sorry i missed the monday bof meeting)
  
== What facilities are there in the presentation venues? ==
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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.
  
These are outlined in the [[Speaker Information Pack]].
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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.
  
If you have special requirements for your presentation, please make contact with your [[Speaker Liaison]].
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=== Pronouns ===
  
== What is the Schwag Bag and what's in it? ==
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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.
  
[[Schwag Bag]]
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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.
  
== What events are on at linux.conf.au? ==
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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.
  
* [[Penguin Dinner]]
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* [[Professional Delegates Networking Session (PDNS)]]
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* [[Speakers' Dinner]]
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* [[Birds of a Feather sessions (BoFs)]]
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== What are the visa requirements for Australia? ==
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Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid
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visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who
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will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet
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health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who
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may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).
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There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. Your
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[[Speaker Liaison]] has further information on visa options and can provide fact sheets
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and guidance. Should you require a Letter of Invitation for your visa application,
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your Speaker Liaison will also be able to assist.
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== Will the conference be recorded and streamed? ==
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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]].
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== Will I be picked up at the airport? ==
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Yes, if you arrive on 31st January at Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) or Avalon (AVV).
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We need to know who's arriving when so please make sure your details are entered on the [[Airport arrivals and departures page]].
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Revision as of 13:18, 2 February 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

See maps for location. (Feel free to replace with open street map link if you want)

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.


Birds of a Feather sessions (BoFs)
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