When & Where

21-25 January 2019 at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

The conference starts out with 9 Miniconfs spread over 2 days on the 21st and 22nd of January. The remainder of the conference, from the 23th to the 25th of January, has 80 talks and 8 tutorials spread over 6 parallel tracks.

Week Overview

Day Morning Daytime Evening
Sunday Volunteer induction/orientation Check-in opens &
First timers welcome
Monday Conference Welcome Miniconfs Linux Australia AGM
Tuesday Keynote #1 Miniconfs Speaker's Dinner
Wednesday Keynote #2 Main Conference Professional Delegates Networking Session
Thursday Keynote #3 Main Conference Penguin Dinner
Friday Keynote #4 Main Conference

Daily Overview

Day Morning
09:00 Start of Day, Housekeeping, Keynote
10:00 Morning Tea (catered)
10:40 Talks
12:20 Lunch (un-catered)
13:30 Talks
15:10 Afternoon Tea (catered)
15:50 Talks
17:30 BoF sessions and evening events

Presentation Formats


From Tuesday through to Friday the day starts off with a Keynote presentation. We are really excited by our invited guests this year and will be making announcements very soon.


35-45 minute presentations on a single topic. These are generally presented in lecture format and form the bulk of the available conference slots.


90 minute interactive learning sessions. Particpants will gain some hands on knowledge or experience in a topic.These are generally presented in a classroom format and are interactive or hands-on in nature. Some tutorials will require prepartation work to be done or some hardware to be purchased prior to their attendance - please check the individual tutorial descriptions for more information.

Lightning Talks

On Friday afternoon the now traditional lightning talks (3-5 minutes each) take place.

Conference Close

The final part of the conference will include a thanks to all volunteers, the charity raffle draw, announcement of the next year's LCA location and formal closing.