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What to do from here:
Registration is easy! Start with the registration form. Fill out all of the fields and then submit the form. You can then VERIFY what you have entered, and CONFIRM it again! At this point, you will be issued a customer number. Your details and a Tax Invoice will be emailed to you.
At this point your details have been received, but you haven't paid. You will be sent to the first page of payments option: you can choose to pay by credit card immediately (hint: yes, do this), you can come back later to pay by credit card, or you can pay by money order in Australian dollars, an Australian personal cheque or a bank draft from any Australian bank in Australian dollars. Details on other payment options are on your registration confirmation email.
We can accept payment from VISA, MasterCard, Bankcard, and American Express credit cards.
At no time do your credit card details come to us (Linux Australia, Inc. or the conference organisers). They are only ever given to our credit card processing facility, CommSecure. So you don't have to trust us with any of that data (you will see that the URL will change to their server during that phase of the transaction).
You can also optionally select (free) Linux Australia, Inc membership on the registration form.
There are several registration levels offered. The levels, benefits and prices are as follows:
|Price (full/earlybird)||$690 / $460||$300 / $200||$100 / $100|
|Conference Dinner||Included!||$60 extra||$60 extra|
|Acknowledgement in Conference Handbook and CD-ROM||YES!
(if registered and paid before 15/Feb/2005)
All prices include the 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Just to make it plain and clear:
If you are attending the main conference (which means you are paying for a professional, hobbyist or concession level) you get to go to any miniconf free of charge!
Any attendees making use of the concession registration level will be required to present a full-time student id, seniors card or health care card to the registration desk that is valid at the time of the conference. Failing to present id means you won't get registered unless you pay the gap to bring you up to hobbyist level.
If you are paying for yourself to attend the conference, feel free to come as a hobbyist.
If your company is paying for you to attend the conference, you should register as a professional.
Professional and Hobbyist registrations paid before the 1st of February 2005 will receive an earlybird discount - prices are as follows:
|Registration Type||Discount||Earlybird price|
If you are attending the main conference, then during the registration process you will be asked for your T-Shirt size; the dimensions are approximately as follows:
Cancellation PolicyFollowing is the cancellation policy for LCA 2005:
|Before 1-Feb-2005||100% (Full Refund)|
|Before 1-Apr-2005||50% (Half Refund)|
|On or after 1-Apr-2005||0% (No Refund; see below)|
You may substitute another person however you must contact us with this person's details. If you do not contact us with the person's details before February 15, 2005 we cannot provide any personalised items except for the person's name badge.
Open Source & Government Co-Conference
The Open Source in Government Co-Conference will run again over the 18th and 19th of April 2005 at the same venue as linux.conf.au. Those who have registered for linux.conf.au and are keen to attend will receive a discount on the Open Source in Government Conference registration - please keep your receipt from linux.conf.au 2005 registration in order to obtain this discount.
If you get stuck, or have questions, then you can email the organisers (email@example.com). If you just want to keep up with current events, you can subscribe to the low-volume LCA announcement mailing list