# To register as a Volunteer

linux.conf.au is a grass-roots, community-driven event. It needs bright, enthusiastic people - like you - to make it a success!

Volunteering at linux.conf.au 2017 is a great opportunity, and can be deeply rewarding. On a more practical note, volunteering at linux.conf.au can add to your professional portfolio in many ways - making this an ideal opportunity for students or recent graduates.

* Meeting exceptional people - many of whom are recognised experts in their field and industry luminaries
* Great networking opportunities with people working in the free and open source community
* Gaining practical, hands-on experience and skills in event management, customer liaison, public relations and operation of audio visual equipment - which are invaluable to future employers

The [call for volunteers](attend/volunteer) went out in November. 

# For assistance if you are a Volunteer

Email [volunteers@lcabythebay.org.au](mailto:volunteers@lcabythebay.org.au).

# What to bring to linux.conf.au

- *Laptop, phone, camera, chargers etc* - most people bring a laptop, tablet etc. Free WiFi is available. Many Delegates enjoy hacking, coding and developing together at linux.conf.au.
- *Sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle* - Hobart, although coastal, can have high summer temperatures. The conference venue is at Sandy Bay with a beach nearby, feel free to bring swimming gear.
- *Clothes and toiletries* - the conference venue is a short bus ride away from Hobart CBD, so you'll be OK if you forget anything. Remember to bring any medication you may need. Please note that you cannot fill a prescription for schedule 4 or higher drugs that was issued in any other state of Australia in Tasmania.
- *Identification and, if international, your passport*- for registration purposes, we may need to see identification, and if you're a student, we'll need to see your student card. Hobart has plenty of beer, and in accordance with liquor laws, you may be asked for ID to be served alcohol.
- *Cash or card* - you will likely have some incidental expenses during the conference. There's an ATM at the conference venue, and most nearby venues take card.
- *An appetite* - Hobart has a magnificent range of eateries and restaurants all within walking distance.

# Emergency Contacts

See [Emergency Contacts](/wiki/emergency_contacts) page.

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