Miniconfs, Main Conference Schedule, Accommodation and more!

The team has been busy working on getting the Miniconfs ready, preparing the Main Conference Schedule, talking to Accommodation providers and more.

Miniconf Call for Proposals

Our list of miniconfs for 2018 is available here:

A number of the miniconfs are accepting submissions right now! Others are creating their talk schedule in other ways - this is something that is left entirely up to the organiser of the miniconf. We encourage everyone to take a look through the list and see if there is a miniconf you would like to submit to.

What are miniconfs? Miniconfs are dedicated, specialised day-long tracks organised by community members and held on the first 2 days of the conference. First introduced at 2002, they are now a traditional element of the conference. They were originally intended as an incubator — both of future conferences and speakers — and have now grown into their entity.

Main Conference Schedule

We are extremely pleased to let everyone know that the 2018 website now has a link to the main conference schedule covering Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the conference. We hope that everyone is able to find talks that they like there. A huge thanks to this year’s papers selection committee for all their hard work in determining this schedule. With over 380 submissions this would not have been possible without them.


We have spent many months talking to various accommodation vendors and have struck a few deals to try and make attending the conference a bit easier if you are coming from out of town. Please take a look at what is on offer at:

Early Bird Ticket Sales

A huge thanks to everyone who have secured their Early Bird tickets already! We are currently on target to close the early bird registrations on the 31st of October. Don’t delay if you are after a discounted ticket to a fantastic conference!

Hobbyists will pay $349 instead of the regular $449 for a saving of $100 Professionals will pay $849 instead of the regular $999 for a saving of $150 Fairy Penguin Sponsors will pay $1849 instead of the regular $1999 for a saving of $150


Sponsorship opportunities are still available for 2018. Sponsors of have a unique opportunity to reach a large number of influential industry professionals and help improve the community at a grassroots level. Every person who attends is passionate about software, open source and open ideals.

For more information on how your company can be involved visit:

Thank you to everyone involved and we look forward to seeing you all there in January!


Bruce Crawley, James Polley and the LCA2018 team


We thank our sponsors for their generous contribution to 2018.

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