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lca2011 venue: QUT Kelvin Grove

The conference venue is now officially confirmed as being at the Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin Grove campus. Unfortunately due to the damage sustained by the recent floods in Brisbane, the original buildings located at QUT - Gardens Point campus will not be available for the week of the conference.

QUT - Kelvin Grove campus is located on the edge of the CBD approx. 4km from the original location. Obviously, this does impact on current travel plans to the venue for many people. There are a number of options, including fast dedicated busways, and we will provide details about these shortly. The good thing is that there are many buses that run directly from the CBD and arrive directly on the Kelvin Grove campus. In the meantime you can refer to a map of the QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Urbanest have had power restored and will be able to provide services to all lca2011 people with bookings there.

We do ask you to be patient as we work through all the logistics - but the conference will go ahead and no miniconfs or conference streams will be cancelled.

Despite floods, lca2011 will go ahead!

Some great news - the lca2011 team and Linux Australia have made a joint decision that lca2011 will go ahead!

At this stage the venue location is still to be confirmed as are a number of social events, though there are some backup plans in place.

We are aware that Urbanest is still without power but expect it to be restored on Thursday. Should Urbanest be unavailable - backup accommodation has been confirmed at the residential colleges at the University of Queensland (Near St Leo's). Delegates who are not staying at St Leo's or Urbanest should check with their accommodation provider on availability, prior to travelling.

lca2011 Mythbuster #1 - Brisbane's water is fine and very very drinkable

lca2011 Mythbuster #2 - Brisbane has not run out of food (although some restaurants will have a limited menu)

lca2011 Mythbuster #3 - public transport is operational (though some routes are still affected). Unfortunately, the Brisbane CityCat service is out of action till further notice.

lca2011 Mythbuster #4 - lca2011 has not been cancelled

The lca2011 team will keep you continually updated via email and the website. We expect to announce a confirmed venue by Wednesday evening - but please remember we do have back up plans here and lca2011 is going ahead. There may be some changes in the schedule but it will be a great conference nonetheless.

The team encourages everyone to still come to Brisbane and support local business and the community - we need your support!

About is one of the world's best conferences for free and open source software. In 2011 lca is going to be held in Brisbane, from the 24th - 29th January, at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) - Kelvin Grove Campus. LCA2011 is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. See our anti-harassment policy for details.

Vinton G. Cerf as a Keynote

It's not every day that you get to welcome one of the Fathers of the Internet! The lca2011 team would like to extend a hearty welcome to Vinton G. Cerf as a Keynote Speaker for lca2011!

lca2011 Registrations available, get yours now!

The 2011 team are delighted to offer regular registrations. The team has worked hard to offer a great conference and keep costs to a minimum for the 5 day event. The registrations can be accessed here. The costs are as follows:

Fairy Penguin sponsor Professional Hobbyist Student
Early Bird Price $1350.00 $635.00 $299.00 $125.00
Regular Price $1500.00 $795.00 $375.00 $125.00

lca2011 Registrations available:

Registrations Opened 10th October, 2010
Early Bird Sold out!
Regular Currently available - until sold out