Come to 2017!

We’d like you to come to Hobart to discover the Future of Open Source. Tickets and accommodation for 2017 are now available!

4 October 2016

Early Bird Discounts are available on the first 165 tickets we sell, or until October 31, whichever comes first. 2017 is being held in Hobart, Tasmania from Monday 16 January through to Friday 20 January 2017. To find out more about our ticket options, please visit /attend and for accommodation options, visit /attend/accommodation

All our tickets provide access to all five days at the conference, and include complimentary morning and afternoon tea, as well as a fully catered lunch on each day of the conference. Our limited-edition 2017 t-shirts are available until December 1, and we’ll include a free t-shirt with every ticket sold before then too.

Our Professional Tickets ($999 regular price, plus a $150 early bird discount) are our all-access pass: as well as your conference attendance and complimentary t-shirt, your ticket includes access to the exclusive Opening Reception and Networking Breakfast (this year’s PDNS) on Monday morning, and a free ticket to the conference’s signature Penguin Dinner on Wednesday night.

For those of you who want to support the community even more, our Fairy Penguin Sponsor ticket ($1999 regular, plus a $150 early bird discount) comes with all the benefits of a professional ticket, but we’ll also put your company’s logo on the conference website, and mention you during our conference plenary sessions.

For those of you attending out-of-pocket, we offer discounted tickets. Our Hobbyist ticket ($499 regular, plus a $100 early bird discount) is available to the general public and represents the best price that we can make available. Hobbyists can purchase a seat at the Penguin Dinner for an additional cost.

Our student ticket ($160 regular price only) is further discounted, for those who can provide a current student ID card on arrival at the conference. Our student tickets are offered below cost, as a form of investment in growing the next generation of the Free and Open Source Software community.

Additional tickets to the penguin dinner are available for $95 for adults; further t-shirts are available at $25 per shirt.

For more information on all of our ticket options, see /attend

We’re also very happy to offer two exclusive accommodation options for our attendees:

Budget-style accommodation is available at the University of Tasmania Apartments and can be purchased alongside your ticket. Single rooms are available for $420 for 6 nights, checking in on Sunday 15 January and checking out on Saturday 21 January. Each room shares 2 bathrooms per block of 6 bedrooms. The room rate includes a full cooked breakfast each morning, and complimentary transport to and from the conference venue at Wrest Point.

We also have exclusive rates at the hotel next to our conference venue. Wrest Point has a wide variety of rooms available exclusively to attendees, starting at $149 per night for 3.5-star Motor Inn rooms, through to 4.5-star Suites.

For further information on our accommodation options, including how to book, see /attend/accommodation

About 2017 is a community-driven conference about the Linux operating system and the vibrant ecosystem of Free and Open Source Software that has grown up around it. Run in a different Australian or New Zealand city each year by local volunteers, LCA invites more than 500 people to learn from the people who shape the future of Open Source.

In 2017, is welcoming you to Hobart, Tasmania, on Monday 16 through to Friday 20 January. Ticket sales are now open: see /attend

We thank our Emperor Penguin Sponsors, IBM and Hewlett Packard Enterprise for their generous contribution to the conference. For more information, please visit

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